Garcia Navas Signs NLI with Women's Tennis

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State women’s tennis head coach Danielle Steinberg announced Ana Garcia Navas, a top-50 player out of Spain, has signed a national letter of intent and will join the program as a freshman starting in the fall of 2015.

“I am excited to have Ana join us this fall,” said Steinberg. “Not only Ana is a lefty, which we don’t have right now, she also brings a lot of talent and tenacity style of play to the team. She was one of Spain’s top junior players and I look forward to seeing her compete for K-State.” 

A product of Club de Tenis Burjasot near Valencia, Spain, Garcia Navas was ranked as high as No. 38 by the Spanish national governing body for tennis, the Real Federación Españnola de Tenis, before she wrapped up her high school career ranked 48th. She captured the Valencia Regional U18 Tournament in 2013 while also posting strong finishes at other tournaments, such as a runner-up result at the Valencia Regional Tournament in 2014.

Garcia Navas also competed in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior and Pro Circuit, taking part in several tournaments and earning a place in the main draw five times.

Garcia Navas pairs up with Millie Stretton, a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, as the K-State signing class for the 2015-16 season. The freshmen will join six returners from last year’s squad that reached the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.