Natalie Novotna

  • Natalie
  • Novotna

  • Class
    Freshman
  • Height
    5' 7
  • LH/RH
    RH
  • High School/Other
    Gymnazium Bozeny Nemcove
  • Hometown
    Vysoka nad Labem, Czech Republic
 SinglesDoubles
Year1234563 SetsTie-BreakerDualTourn.ACCOverallPct.Tourn.OverallPct.
2016-20170-09-56-03-00-00-03-33-018-50-09-418-578.3%0-07-1236.8%

Updated: April 28, 2017

2016-17

Spring: Earned All-ACC Third Team Honors as a freshman ... Settled into the No. 2 singles spot midway through the season, finishing with a team best 18-5 mark ... Also showed a 6-0 singles record on court three and a 3-0 singles mark on court four … Currently ranks No. 101 nationally in singles by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) ... Has topped a total of three ranked opponents and finished the regular season winning six of her last eight matches in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) play ... Notched both a singles and doubles victory over No. 12-seed Boston College in the first round of the ACC Tournament ... Defeated Troy in straight sets, marking her first victory in Hokie uniform ... Topped her first ranked opponent of the year in Georgia Tech’s No. 71 Rasheeda McAdoo, besting her in a three-set tiebreaker to record Tech’s lone victory of the match …Claimed a three-set victory on court two over No. 25 N.C. State, helping Tech take down its first ranked opponent of the season at home ... Fifteen of her 18 singles matches were won in straight sets … Teamed up with Sansitha Nandakumar and helped the Hokies knock off Clemson for the first time in 16 years with a 6-3 doubles victory on court three at the ITA Kickoff Weekend ... Also collected a 5-7 doubles mark on court two with teammate Elena Cerezo-Codina.

Fall: Competed in three of the team’s eight fall tournaments, recording eight singles victories and five doubles wins … Played against several ranked opponents, winning two top-100 singles matchups … Tallied four-of-five singles wins in the main bracket at the ITA Atlantic Regionals, falling to Marshall in a semifinal matchup … Went 2-1 in the Maroon Singles Flight, finishing in third place at the Hokie Fall Invitational … Advanced to the quarterfinals at the Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic, picking up singles wins over Florida Gulf Coast and Notre Dame … Teamed up with Francesca Fusinato and advanced to the finals in the Tech Doubles Flight at the Hokie Fall Invitational … Also advanced to the semifinals in doubles play with Cerzo-Codina at the ITA Atlantic Regionals, claiming wins over Radford, Virginia and James Madison.

Before Tech: Ranked as high as No. 227 in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) world juniors’ rankings and No. 976 in the World Tennis Association (WTA) polls … Was a finalist in four different ITF junior events … Qualified for the 2014 Australian Open Juniors, losing to Great Britain’s Isabelle Wallace, No. 37 in the world, in the second main draw … Achieved the highest rankings in both the junior and open divisions as a native of Czech Republic, checking in at No. 16 and No. 57, respectively.

Personal: Daughter of Lubos Novotny and Jana Novotna … Birthday is December 12 … Majoring in biochemistry.

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