Virginia sophomore Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) punched her ticket to the NCAA Women’s Singles final with a win over Duke’s Ester Goldfeld in a semifinal match on Sunday (May 25) at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Georgia.
No. 32 Collins (35-10) defeated No. 27 Goldfeld 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) and will play No. 24 Lynn Chi of Cal in the final on Monday (May 26).
Collins is the first Virginia women’s player in school history to play in the NCAA quarterfinals or higher during her impressive run at the tournament. Collins has defeated No. 43 Veronica Corning of Northwestern, No. 18 Annet Schutting of Cal, No. 2 Robin Anderson of UCLA, No. 7 Hayley Carter of North Carolina and No. 27 Goldfeld in the tournament. She has earned Virginia’s fourth All-America singles honor, joining Lindsey Hardenbergh (2011) and Julia Elbaba (2013-14).
Fans can follow Collins during tomorrow’s singles final online at NCAA.com and VirginiaSports.com and via Twitter at @NCAATennis2014 and #NCAAMWT.