🎾 Titova Set to Compete at NCAA Singles Championships
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Freshman Maria Titova, the 52nd-ranked player in the nation, has been selected to compete in the NCAA Singles Championships May 23rd-28th in Champaign, Illinois.
Titova will open play at the Championships on May 23 versus Carol Lee from Georgia Tech. The match is set for a 10 a.m., start.
Titova is just the third Kansas freshman ever to be selected for the NCAA Singles Championships, and the first since Kylie Hunt in 1996. Other than Titova and Hunt, the only other Jayhawk to qualify for the singles championship as a freshman was Evaline Hamers in 1989.
Titova played in the first slot in the Jayhawks singles lineup for most of the season and finished the year 21-9 in singles play, including 4-2 in Big 12 singles play. Titova’s dominance led to her Big 12 accolades, including All-Big 12 Singles First Team and All-Big 12 Freshman Team.
Now, she will represent the Jayhawks at the NCAA Singles Championship as Kansas will have a competitor for the first time in more than 25 years. The winner of the Titova-Lee match will face the winner of the No. 1 overall seed Emma Navarro from Virginia and Margarita Skriabina of Texas Tech.