Three Cavaliers to Compete in NCAA Singles Championship
April 29, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia women’s tennis standouts Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.), Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas) have been selected for the 2015 NCAA Singles Championship, held May 20-25 at the Hurd Tennis Center on the campus of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
No. 6 seed Elbaba becomes Virginia’s first three-time All-American by earning automatic All-America honors for the third straight year as a seeded player in the NCAA Singles Championship. In 2014-15, Elbaba earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors for the third straight season with a 27-6 overall record and 15-4 dual mark. Elbaba established a Virginia women’s tennis school record by being ranked No. 1 in singles this season. She is 16-5 against ranked opponents.
Collins, the defending NCAA singles champion, is a No. 9-16 seed after earning first-team All-ACC honors for the second straight season. Collins sports a 20-5 overall record and 19-4 dual mark. Collins has a 10-match singles winning streak and is 10-4 against ranked opponents.
Nauta will participate in the NCAA Singles Championship for the second consecutive season after leading the Cavaliers with a 30-13 singles record. Nauta is 15-9 in dual action and has 10 wins against ranked opponents.
Virginia, the No. 9 seed in the NCAA Team Championship, hosts NCAA first and second round action on May 9-10 at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers (21-5) meet VCU in the first round on May 9 at 12 p.m., with South Carolina and Princeton also competing in the Charlottesville Regional.