Julia Elbaba clinched the 4-3 win over Virginia Tech.
April 26, 2013
CARY, N.C. - No. 3 seed Virginia edged No. 11 seed Virginia Tech, 4-3, in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Tennis Championship Friday (April 26) at Cary (N.C.) Tennis Park.
ACC Freshman of the Year Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) clinched the win with a dramatic 2-6, 6-0, 7-5 victory over Ilinca Stoica at No. 1 singles. The Cavaliers claimed the doubles point and seniors Erin Vierra (Norwell, Mass.) and Hana Tomljanovic (Boca Raton, Fla.) added singles victories against the Hokies (14-12).
Virginia improves to 17-8 overall and advances to the semifinals tomorrow against No. 7 seed Florida State, who upset No. 2 seed Clemson, 4-3, earlier today. First serve for the Virginia-Florida State match is set for 1 p.m.
"We earned the victory and beat Virginia Tech on their very best day," Virginia head coach Mark Guilbeau said. "I just give both teams a ton of credit. Man, did she [Elbaba] focus so well at the end and I'm so proud of her."
Virginia started fast, claiming the doubles point with victories at No. 3 and No. 2. Junior Li Xi (Kunming, China) and senior Maria Fuccillo (Rockville, Md.) beat Emily Lauten and Isel Martinez-Marcos, 8-1, at No. 3 and Tomljanovic and Elbaba clinched the point with an 8-3 win over Carol Kahoun and Raluca Mita at No. 2.
Virginia Tech tied the match at 1-1 with Tea Ivanovic's 6-0, 6-1 win over Caryssa Peretz (Cherry Hill, N.J.) at No. 6.
Vierra gave the Cavaliers a 2-1 lead with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Kahoun at No. 5, but the Hokies tied the score at 2-2 with Kelly Williford's 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win over Xi at No. 4.
Mita put the Hokies ahead 3-2 with a 6-4, 7-5 win over freshman Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas) at No. 2, but Tomljanovic's 6-3, 7-5 win over Martinez-Marcos at No. 3 knotted the score at 3-3.
Live scoring for the Virginia-Florida State match will be available at VirginiaSports.com.
Notes: Virginia will compete in the semifinals of the ACC championship for the second straight season. The Cavaliers defeated Florida State, 4-0, last weekend in Charlottesville. Virginia is 17-29, including a 0-6 mark vs. Florida State, at the ACC championship.
Lynch Makes Timely Return to MoundBaseball5/28/16In his first appearance since April 13, freshman Daniel Lynch retired all four batters he faced Friday in Virginia's ACC tournament loss to Wake Forest.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.
Director of News Content
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.
Collins Advances To NCAA Singles Semifinals
W. Tennis | 5/28/2016
Virginia senior Danielle Collins advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Women's Tennis Singles...
Collins Advances To NCAA Singles Quarterfinals
W. Tennis | 5/27/2016
Virginia senior Danielle Collins advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Women's Tennis Singles...
Cavaliers Advance To NCAA Singles/Doubles Sweet 16
W. Tennis | 5/26/2016
Virginia women's tennis players continued to advance at the NCAA Women's Tennis Singles and...
Collins, Elbaba Advance At NCAA Singles Championship
W. Tennis | 5/25/2016
Virginia seniors Danielle Collins and Julia Elbaba both picked up opening-round wins on Wednesday...
Virginia Begins NCAA Tournament Individual Play Wednesday
W. Tennis | 5/24/2016
Members of the Virginia women's tennis team begin play in the NCAA Singles and Doubles...
Collins, Elbaba Named National ITA Award Winners
W. Tennis | 5/24/2016
Virginia women's tennis seniors Danielle Collins and Julia Elbaba were named national ITA Award...
No. 14 Virginia Falls To No. 6 Vanderbilt In NCAA Quarterfinals
W. Tennis | 05/21/2016
No. 14 seed Virginia's season ended Saturday with the program's second-ever appearance in the...
No. 14 Virginia Advances With 4-2 Win Over No. 3 North Carolina
W. Tennis | 05/19/2016
The No. 14 seeded Virginia women's tennis team defeated third-seeded North Carolina 4-2 to...
- Online Stores