Chua and Navarro Grab UAA Athlete of the Week Honors

Nicolas Chua and Estefania Navarro
Nicolas Chua and Estefania Navarro

CHICAGO – University of Chicago tennis players Nicolas Chua and Estefania Navarro were named Athletes of the Week by the University Athletic Association (UAA) on Monday.

Chua picked up his second UAA Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week of the season and 11th of his career. Over the weekend, the senior lefty went 3-0 at singles and 2-1 at doubles. Chua prevailed in both of his three-set singles matches against No. 8-ranked Gustavus Adolphus College and No. 10-ranked Washington University – St. Louis. So far this year, he owns an 8-5 singles record and an 11-4 doubles mark.

Navarro earned her first career UAA Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week honor. The sophomore went undefeated in singles and doubles as UChicago beat No. 12-ranked Washington – St. Louis and No. 39-ranked University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. Her three-set victory (7-5, 4-6, 10-8) at No. 4 singles was the clinching match in the 5-4 win against WashU. On the season, Navarro is 10-4 in singles action and 8-3 in doubles play.