UVa Women's Tennis Ready to Rewrite History in NCAA Tournament
UVa sophomore Danielle Collins
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -
The Virginia women's tennis team will learn its first round opponent in the NCAA Tournament during the Selection Show Tuesday at 5:30 PM.
UVa will be in the NCAA Tournament for the sixth year in a row, which is the longest streak in program history.
The Cavaliers beat Duke 4-2 to win the ACC Tournament championship for the first time school history Sunday.
Sophomore Stephanie Nauta says, "I was in shock. It was the best feeling. It's so hard to explain, but when I looked at my teammates, and they were all rushing over to me, I mean, these are the moments you live for. That was the most amazing experience I've ever had."
Sophomore Danielle Collins says, "We were feeling really confident going in. We wanted that ring. We wanted an ACC championship more than anybody, so we were ready."
Head coach Mark Guilbeau adds, "I look back in the past a little bit as a coaching staff. It's been nine years, but a lot of great things have happened. It's just great to be able to share this with all of the kids from past teams, as well as this current group, and just to see them so happy, and have a lot of fun. Not too much changes. I think we stay on the same path, and same process, and know that we can do it, though."
Virginia (21-5) finished the regular season with a school record 21 wins.
Sophomore Julia Elbaba says, "We were constantly talking about making history, and it's always nice to make history, and do new things for such a great program, and group of coaches, and staff."
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