Aug. 20, 2016

NEW HAVEN, Ct. – Former Virginia women’s tennis player Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) continued to advance at the US Open National Playoffs, defeating Jacqueline Cako in second-round action on Saturday (Aug. 20).

Elbaba will now face second-seeded Sanaz Marand in the semifinals on Sunday after her 6-3, 7-6 win over the third-seeded Cako in the second round.

The event is held in conjunction with the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies, the final Emirates Airline US Open Series women’s event of the summer. The winners’ of the men’s and women’s singles championships earn a wild card berth into the US Open Qualifying Tournament, while the winners of the men’s, women’s and mixed doubles championships earn a wild card berth into the main draw of the US Open in their respective event.

Rising sophomore Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Me.) fell in doubles action on Saturday as she and her partner Veronica Corning were defeated by Cako and Danielle Lao by a score of 6-2, 6-1 in their first match of the US Open National Playoffs.

Former Cavalier Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) fell in her second match of the Connecticut Open, falling to Annika Beck of Germany 7-5, 7-5. Beck is ranked No. 44 in the latest WTA rankings.

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