Monday, March 26, 2018
This weekend, several of our former Hoos had huge performances in the professional ranks. Former #UVAWTEN All-American Danielle Collins continued a month-long hot streak. Collins advanced through qualifying to earn a spot in the main draw at the Miami Open. As we reported last week, she topped Coco Vanderweghe to advance to the third round. This weekend, she took down world No. 55 Donna Vekic to advance to the Round of 16 for the second straight week. She will face No. 82 Monica Puig today with the winner earning a possible quarterfinal showdown with Venus Williams. Collins defeated Puig in the first round at Indian Wells last week.
In other tennis news, former #UVAMTEN standout J.C. Aragone won his first professional title this weekend, winning the singles crown at the Calabasas Futures tournament in Southern California. Aragone had to face his former doubles partner Collin Altamirano in the semifinals, dispatching his UVA teammate in straight-sets to earn a spot in the final. With his run to the championship, Aragone also improved to a career-best 329 singles ranking.
Former #UVAMGolf All-American Denny McCarthy fired a 2-under-par 70 Sunday to finish fourth at the PGATour’s Corales Punta Cana Resort and Club Championship. That was his first top-10 finish on tour and his best result after earning status for the 2017-18 season via the Web.com Tour Finals in the fall.
Former #UVAMBB standout Joe Harris scored a career-high 30 points on Sunday in his Nets’ loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Harris was 6-of-7 from three-point range and scored 20 points in the first half. His previous career high was 21 points.
And finally, we close with women’s basketball, mainly because this story involves our favorite internet amusement, Google Translate. Former #UVAWBB point guard Ariana Moorer had a triple double in a game in Greece, where she is playing for the Esperides. Here is an article about the accomplishment, written in Greek. Run it through your translator and see what sort of fun pops up!