Virginia Trio Selected For NCAA Championships
May 5, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Seniors Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) have been selected for singles competition in the 2016 NCAA Championships, while freshman Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Me.) will pair with Collins in doubles competition.
The selections and seedings as announced by the NCAA have Collins as the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Singles Championships, while Elbaba is seeded in the group of 9-16. Collins and Kelley are an at-large selection in doubles and unseeded.
The singles and doubles NCAA Championships run May 25-30 at the Case Tennis Center and is hosted by the University of Tulsa.
Collins, who claimed the 2014 NCAA Singles Championship, holds a 30-4 record in singles play this season and a 17-2 mark in dual match competition. She went 11-1 in ACC play and was 21-4 against nationally-ranked competition. She won the Riviera All-American Championship in the Oracle Master’s Championship in the fall. Collins is a three-time All-ACC selection.
Elbaba set the record for career singles wins at Virginia this season, posting a 33-7 mark in singles play this year and an 18-4 mark in dual matches. She was 10-3 in ACC play and 14-4 against nationally-ranked competition. Elbaba earned All-ACC first team honors for the fourth time this season, becoming the first four-time selection in Virginia history. Elbaba has 129 singles wins for her career.
Collins and Kelley have posted a 22-10 mark in doubles play this season for the Cavaliers, spending the majority of the year ranked among the top 20 teams in the nation.