Collins named Senior Player of the Year; Elbaba tabbed for Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship
Cavaliers Claim Coach of the Year, Player of the Year and Sportsmanship Awards
Elbaba honored for school-record fourth time, Collins earns third All-ACC honor
Cavaliers continue ACC road play at No. 29 Wake Forest Sunday
Collins, Elbaba and Nauta serve as tri-captains for No. 7 Virginia
UVa junior and 2014 NCAA singles champion pushes world No. 2 Simona Halep to a third set in Flushing Meadows.
Virginia's Danielle Collins wins NCAA singles champion
Women's Tennis NCAA vs. Stanford (by Matt Riley)
Women's Tennis NCAA vs. Baylor (by Matt Riley)
Women's Tennis NCAA vs. Kentucky (by Matt Riley)
2015-16 (Senior Season)
• Earned All-ACC first-team honors for the third straight season
• Ranked as high as No. 2 nationally in the ITA rankings, her highest career ranking
• 30-4 record in singles play, including a 21-4 mark vs. nationally-ranked opponents
• 15-2 mark in dual match play, including an 11-1 mark in ACC play at No. 1 singles
• 25-8 mark in doubles play, including a 22-7 mark with Meghan Kelley
• Nationally-ranked in doubles play with Kelley, going 13-6 in dual play and 8-4 in the ACC
• Claimed the Oracle/ITA Masters Championship in the fall
• Claimed the ITA/Riviera All-American Championship in the fall
• Holds 117 career wins, including 24 as a freshman at the University of Florida
2014-15 (Junior Season)
• Recorded a 14-6 doubles record, including a 7-3 record with Maci Epstein
• Earned ITA All-America singles honors after earning a No. 9-16 seed at the NCAA Singles Championship
• Advanced to the NCAA singles quarterfinals and finished the championship 3-1
• Defeated UCLA's Jennifer Brady (No. 209 in WTA Rankings) in the NCAA round of 16
• Finished No. 11 in the final ITA singles rankings
• Named All-ACC First Team for the second consecutive season after posting an 12-2 dual mark in league play
• Selected to the VaSID All-State First Team
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Defeated No. 68 Beatrice Gumulya (6-4, 6-1) of Clemson, No. 15 Hayley Carter (6-1, 7-5) of North Carolina and No. 53 Paige Hourigan (6-4, retired) of Georgia Tech to help the Cavaliers clinch their second consecutive ACC Championship
• Posted a 15-5 record against ranked singles opponents
• Won 16 consecutive singles matches from March 29-May 2, 2015
• Missed most of the fall collegiate season with a wrist injury
• Went 1-1 at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Singles Championship as a wild card participant
• Competed at the US Open and extended No. 2-seed Simona Halep to three sets, but lost 6-7(2), 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round
• Advanced to the semifinals of the inaugural American Collegiate Invitational in Flushing, N.Y.
• Ranked No. 10 in the ITA preseason singles rankings
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
2013-14 (Sophomore Season)
• Posted a 37-10 singles record, including a 19-5 mark in dual play
• Recorded a 21-10 doubles record, including a 15-6 record with Maci Epstein
• Earned ITA All-America singles honors after becoming the first player in school history to win the NCAA Singles championship
• Defeated No. 43 Veronica Corning (7-5, 6-2) of Northwestern, No. 18 Annet Schutting of Cal (6-3, 6-3), No. 2 Robin Anderson of UCLA (6-1, 6-4), No. 7 Hayley Carter of North Carolina (6-3, 3-6, 7-5), No. 27 Ester Goldfeld of Duke (6-3, 7-6) and No. 24 Lynn Chi of Cal (6-2, 7-5) at the NCAA Singles Championship
• Nominated for the prestigious Honda Sports Award for women's tennis
• Named ACC Championship Most Valuable Player after clinching all three doubles points with Epstein and going 2-0 in singles
• Named All-ACC First Team after posting an 11-2 dual mark in league play
• Named ACC Women's Tennis Player of the Week on March 18 and March 25
• Ranked a career-best No. 14 in the final ITA singles rankings
• Her 37 singles wins rank second on UVa's single-season wins list
• Clinched Virginia's 4-1 win over Baylor with a 6-4, 6-3 win over No. 81 Ema Burgic, sending the Cavaliers to their first NCAA quarterfinal appearance in school history
• Named ITA Atlantic Region Player to Watch
• Posted 21-5 record vs. ranked opponents
• Captured the ITA Atlantic Region singles title and advanced to the ITA National Indoor Singles Championship
• Claimed the Lauren Nikolaus singles flight at the Tribe Invitational
2012-13 (Freshman Season at Florida
• Posted a 24-8 singles record, including a 9-3 mark in dual play
• Tallied a 20-15 doubles record, including a 9-11 mark in dual action
• Reached No. 22 in the ITA singles rankings and finished the season No. 103
• Ranked No. 15 in the ITA preseason doubles rankings with partner Lauren Embree
• Finished No. 57 in the doubles rankings with Embree
• Earned the No. 8 ranking in the September 2012 ITA National Freshman/Newcomer listing
• Defeated No. 43 Lucia Batta of UNLV, 6-4, 6-2, in 2012 Riviera All-American round of 32
• Claimed Michigan Wolverine Invitational doubles championship with Olivia Janowicz
• Received the USTA's wildcard into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships and reached the round of 16
• Trained for six years at the Isla del Sol Country Club in St. Petersburg, Fla.
• Ranked No. 2 nationally in the 2011 and 2012 Recruiting Rankings by www.tennisrecruiting.net
• Ranked No. 1 in the state of Florida and the Southeast among G18 and under
• Winner of six Super National titles and Super National Sportsmanship Award
• Recorded three consecutive Gator Bowl championships
• Was the 2011 G18 and under National Team Championship winner representing the Florida section
• Won her first pro tournament event in Williamsburg, Va., in October 2011
•Trained in the Bollettieri Tennis program at IMG Academy from 2010-2012
• Graduated from Northeast High School (St. Petersburg, Fla.) in 2012
• Claimed the 2010 Singles 3A State Championship
• Named the 2010 Florida Dairy Farmers State Player of the Year
• Daughter of Walter and Cathy Collins
• Transferred to Virginia because of the amazing academics and athletics
• Plans to major in media studies
• Postgraduate plan is to play professional tennis and attend business school
• Enjoys winning, going to the beach, jet skiing and running
Transfers Eager to Help Lift ProgramFootball5/26/16UVA's football team added three transfers this spring: quarterback Kurt Benkert, offensive guard Jared Cohen and defensive end Jack Powers.Cavaliers' Reign Atop NCAA ContinuesMen's Tennis5/25/16With a 4-1 win over Oklahoma on Tuesday night, top-seeded Virginia captured its second straight NCAA men's title and third in four seasons.Mihaljevic's Star Continues to RiseTrack & Field, Cross Country5/24/16In junior Filip Mihaljevic, Virginia's track & field team has one of the nation's elite shot putters and discus throwers.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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