May 27, 2016
TULSA, Okla.- Virginia women’s tennis senior Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles Championship on Friday with a win over Ole Miss’ Arianne Hartono at the Case Tennis Center.
Collins defeated Hartono 6-4, 6-0 in the Round of 16 matchup and will now face Jasmine Lee of Mississippi State at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday in the quarterfinals. Collins is the overall No. 2 seed in the tournament, while Lee is in the group of players seeded from 9-16. Collins is currently ranked No. 2 in the ITA singles rankings, while Lee is ranked No. 13.
Collins claimed the 2014 NCAA Singles Championship as a sophomore and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles Championship last season when she fell in three sets to Jamie Loeb of North Carolina.
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Senior Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) saw her historic senior season come to an end on Friday, falling to the tournament’s top-seeded player in Hayley Carter of North Carolina. Carter defeated Elbaba 6-2, 6-2 in the Round of 16. Elbaba finished the season with a 37-9 record, setting the single-season win record for a senior and also setting the school record for wins in a career with 133.
In doubles competition, Collins and freshman Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Me.) also saw the season come to an end with a 6-4, 6-2 loss in the Round of 16 on Friday. Collins and Kelley were defeated by the duo of Mayar Sherif Ahmed and Rana Sherif Ahmed from Fresno State.