Virginia sophomore Danielle Collins punched her ticket to the NCAA Women’s Singles final with a win over Duke’s Ester Goldfeld in a semifinal match Sunday.
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 Monday.
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).