Giavara Falls In NCAA Singles First Round
ORLANDO, Fla. – Haley Giavara battled third-seeded Emma Navarro in the NCAA Singles Championship first round, pushing the third-ranked Cavalier in a particularly close first set on Sunday. But the 31st-ranked Cal women's tennis sophomore wound up falling to Navarro, 7-6(3), 6-2, at the USTA National Campus.
Neither Giavara nor Navarro broke serve in the first set, which went to a tiebreaker that Navarro won, 7-3, to claim the set. Giavara won the match's first break point to take a 1-0 lead in the second set and then held serve to lead 2-0, before her opponent rebounded to win the match.
"She played the third seed today and did a really good job in what was her first NCAA individual tournament," Cal head coach Amanda Augustus said. "The first set was really tight, and it was decided by a couple of points. Unfortunately, that match didn't go our way today."
Giavara's postseason continues in the NCAA Doubles Championship that starts on Monday, with Cal's court-one duo of Giavara and Valentina Ivanov facing Navarro and her UVa teammate Rosie Johanson at 5 p.m. ET.
"Haley has had a very good season with a tremendous amount of wins against top opponents, and she's obviously still playing in doubles tomorrow," Augustus said. "I'm proud of what she's done this season. She's just scratching the surface of what she's capable of doing."
NCAA Singles Championship
Round of 64
 No. 3 Emma Navarro (UVa) def. No. 31 Haley Giavara (Cal), 7-6(3), 6-2