Lagvilava selected for NCAA singles tournament
May 2, 2013
Indianapolis, Ind. - Senior Nini Lagvilava (Tbilisi, Georgia) of the Stony Brook women's tennis team has been selected to compete in the 2013 NCAA Women's Tennis singles competition, the NCAA announced Wednesday. The Most Outstanding Player of the America East Tournament, Lagvilava is the first player in school history to be selected for the singles competition.
"This is an historic achievement for our program and it's well deserved for all the work she's put in over her four years here," Stony Brook head coach Gary Glassman said.
Ranked 124th in the nation in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) singles rankings, Lagvilava was instrumental in helping Stony Brook secure its second straight America East title. The Tbilisi, Georgia native cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles in the title match, and teamed with sophomore Polina Movchan (Kiev, Ukraine) to record an 8-5 victory at No. 1 doubles. The Seawolves defeated Albany by a 4-0 count to advance to the 2013 NCAA Tournament and a date with California on May 10.
The singles competition is scheduled to begin on May 22 at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex/Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana, Ill. Automatic qualification into the singles tournament is awarded to any conference with one or more eligible singles players ranked in the ITA Top 125.