The 2014 outdoor season has been all about reaching new heights for the Virginia women's tennis team. As a team, they advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals - the furthest of any group in program history. They won more matches this season than any year prior.
But they weren't done there.
Sophomore Danielle Collins - ranked #32 in the country - faced off against Lynn Chi of The University of California on Monday afternoon in the first-ever singles final for a Virginia women's tennis player. In fact, it was the first time a Cavalier had advanced to the quarterfinals or beyond.
Collins did not waste the opportunity. The All-American (only the 4th in program history) took down Chi in straight sets 6-2, 7-5 to bring the hardware home to Charlottesville.
Including Chi, Collins had to defeat five players ranked higher than her nationally. Only one opponent - her first, Northwestern's Veronica Corning - was ranked below her, and the Wildcat came in at a not-too-shabby #43.
Congrats to Danielle Collins on her NCAA title! Oh, and have I mentioned she's only a sophomore?