With all the NCAA action concluded in Orlando, Florida we take a closer look at women's Division 1 singles champion, Emma Navarro and key highlights about her on-court career thus far.

Here are five things to know about the American:


1. Charleston Roots

Navarro first picked up a racquet at the at the MUSC Wellness Center in downtown Charleston, where she spent many summer afternoons learning the game with father Ben and her siblings. She attended Ashley Hall, a private all-girls school in Charleston.

2. Ben Navarro

If Navarro's father sounds familiar, it might because he, too, has a presence in the tennis world. The business man runs the LTP tennis centers and is also the owner of the Volvo Car Open in Charleston. The WTA 500 event is one of the favorite stops on tour for many of the world's top players. Emma was able to play her home event this past year and captured her main-draw opener against Reneta Zarazua. She fell in the second round to Veronika Kudermetova 6-4, 6-4.


3. NCAA Champion

For the first time since 2009, a freshman was crowned as an NCAA women's Division 1 champion and Navarro didn't just claim the tittle, she blazed past Miami's defending champion Estrela Perez-Somarriba 6-3, 6-1. She also avenged her one and only loss earlier in the season, and is the second player in program history to win the title, the first being Danielle Collins in 2014 and 2016.

4. Up next: US Open!

What's next fort the NCAA champion? While she plans to go back to school and take it one semester at a time, her NCAA win gives her a wildcard into this year's US Open. She will look to claim her second career match win on the WTA Tour, with her first having come earlier this year at the Volvo Car Open.


5. Best winning percentage

One more highlight from the All-American that must be noted is the amount of winning she did during her freshman season, losing just one match and holding a 25-1 record, the best single-season winning percentage in Virginia's program history.