CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Virginia women's tennis star Emma Navarro announced she will forgo her remaining eligibility to pursue a professional tennis career.

The sophomore two-time All-American will make her professional debut at the LTP 100K ITF Women’s Pro Circuit event in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina from June 27-July 3.

“To the entire UVA family, thank you for making Charlottesville a home for me these past two years,” Navarro said. “To my coaches, thank you for your unconditional support on and off the court and for working so hard to make me a better tennis player and better person. To my teammates, thank you for pushing me every day and for being by my side through the ups and the downs. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of coaches, teammates, and support staff to have experienced college tennis with and for that, I will be forever grateful. Once a Hoo, always a Hoo.”

In two seasons with the Cavaliers, Navarro won the 2021 NCAA Singles Championship and became the first player in program history to garner ACC Player of the Year honors this past season. Navarro finished a 51-3 career record in singles, achieving the No. 1 singles ranking both as a freshman and sophomore. The Charleston native was a two-time All-American in both singles and doubles in both of her two seasons with Virginia.

“As much as we’ll miss her in Charlottesville, we couldn’t be happier or more excited for Emma,” said Virginia head tennis coach Sara O’Leary. “She has an incredible future ahead of her and we can’t wait to cheer her on and support her in any way we can. On behalf of our team, staff and the University of Virginia, I just want to thank Emma for entrusting us with this important stage of her development and the amazing impact she has had. Emma has left a lasting legacy and we’re so proud of the player, teammate and person she is and will continue to be.”

UVA will return All-American Natasha Subhash and ITA Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year Elaine Chervinsky along with a top recruiting class, which includes Emma's sister Meggie Navarro.