Corley Falls in NCAA Singles Quarterfinals

Orlando, Fla. – LSU Women’s Tennis senior Paris Corley’s run in the NCAA Singles Tournament ended in the quarterfinals after falling to Virginia’s Emma Navarro on Wednesday afternoon at the USTA National Campus.

by Robert Quiroga | Communications Student Assistant
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Corley Falls in NCAA Singles Quarterfinals

Orlando, Fla. – LSU Women’s Tennis senior Paris Corley’s run in the NCAA Singles Tournament ended in the quarterfinals after falling to Virginia’s Emma Navarro on Wednesday afternoon at the USTA National Campus.

With the defeat, Corley finishes her final season in Purple & Gold with a 22-5 record and earns a spot on the 2021 ITA Singles All-American team, while Navarro moves on to the Final Four round tomorrow.

Selling Points 

“We’re blessed to have had Paris in our program for the past three seasons,” co-head coach Michael Sell said. “For her to end her career with a strong run in the NCAA Singles Tournament, beating some of the best players in college tennis, is amazing. She embodies everything you want in a tennis player and a human being, and the individual success she had to end a season of strong leadership is nothing but deserved.”

Paris Corley vs. Emma Navarro

The first set began with Navarro and Corley contesting even games, with Navarro claiming the first game and Corley claiming the second for the first four games to make it 2-2 after four. Navarro found her stride and held Corley off to win the next four games and claim a 6-2 first set win.

Corley took an early 1-0 lead in the second set before Navarro replied with a strong second game to tie it at 1-1. Navarro won the next game and took a 2-1 and didn’t look back as she ran the table to win the next four games and clinch the set with a 6-1 win and book her spot in tomorrow’s Final Four round.

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NCAA Singles Quarterfinals

#3 Emma Navarro (UV) def. #60 Paris Corley (LSU) 6-2, 6-1