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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).

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