FLUSHING, N.Y. - Virginia sophomore Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) won a round of 16 singles match, but lost in three sets in the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Singles Championship Friday (Nov. 8) in Flushing, N.Y.
No. 9 Elbaba posted a 7-5, 6-3 win over No. 10 Breaunna Addison of Texas in the round of 16, but was eliminated by No. 1 Sabrina Santamaria of USC 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3 in the quarterfinals.
Elbaba and freshman Rachel Pierson (Princeton, N.J.) were also eliminated in the quarterfinals of doubles, dropping an 8-5 decision to No. 26 Megan Kurey and Kendal Woodard of Georgia Tech.
In other singles round of 16 action, UCLA's Jennifer Brady defeated UVa freshman Rachel Pierson (Princeton, N.J.) 7-5, 6-4.
No. 74 Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) retired during her first set against Vanderbilit's Georgina Sellyn in round of 16 consolation action.
Virginia seniors Caryssa Peretz (Cherry Hill, N.J.) and Li Xi (Kunming, China), sophomores Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas) and Maci Epstein (Winter Park, Fla.) and freshman Marie Faure (Toulouse, France) competed in singles and doubles at the UNC Invite.
Virginia won seven of nine singles and doubles matches. Xi and Faure went 2-0 in doubles, defeating Maryland's Alexandra Stanova and Cassandre Thebault, 8-7, and Minnesota's Tereza Brichacova and Jessika Mozia, 8-4. Nauta and Epstein defeated Maryland's Olivia Gaudreault and Nataliya Bredikhina, 8-1. Epstein and Peretz were defeated 8-5 by Minnesota's Julia Courter and Kendall Heitzner.
Xi, Faure, Nauta and Peretz each posted singles wins against players from South Carolina. Xi beat Elixane Lechemia 6-3,6-2 and Faure beat Meghan Blevins 7-6(5), 6-4. Nauta beat Caroline Daily 6-4, 6-2, while Peretz beat Alex Martin 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(8). Epstein lost to Brigit Folland 6-4, 4-6, 1-0(4).
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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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