Elbaba Advances to Main Draw at Newcombe Pro Challenge
Oct. 28, 2014
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Virginia women’s tennis star Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) continued her strong play this week at a United States Tennis Association Pro Circuit event.
Elbaba recorded three wins in qualifying singles action to advance to the main draw at the $50K John Newcombe Women’s Pro Challenge in New Braunfels, Texas.
In addition to her win over Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia, Elbaba defeated Estonia’s Eva Paalma 6-4, 6-2 and the Czech Republic’s Nicole Vaidisova 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to advance. Vaidisova reached No. 7 in the World Tennis Association rankings in 2007. Main draw action starts Wednesday (Oct. 29).
Fans can follow Elbaba at the event by visiting USTA.com or JohnNewcombeChallenger.com.