Number of Student-Athletes: 8
Number of Scholarships Allowed by the NCAA: 8
2016-17 Cost to Fund Women’s Tennis Scholarships: $471,896
Number of Endowed Scholarships Currently Funded: 2
The Virginia women’s tennis program has captured back-to-back ACC Championships under head coach Mark Guilbeau in 2014 and 2015, then advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight in the 2016 season, matching the best NCAA finish in program history. The Cavaliers have made six consecutive NCAA Sweet 16 appearances.
Individually, the Cavaliers have also experienced success with Danielle Collins became the first Virginia women’s tennis player to win the NCAA Singles Championship in 2014 and followed that up with her second singles title in 2016. She is the first ACC women’s tennis player to win two NCAA Singles Championships and only the seventh woman all-time to win two NCAA Singles Championships. Julia Elbaba became the first to win the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate singles title. Elbaba also became the first UVA women’s player to earn a No. 1 singles ranking during the 2015 season.
Donors to the Virginia Athletics Foundation have played a significant role in the growth of the program. These donors have been instrumental in building the indoor tennis center at Boar’s Head Sports Club, hosting the ITA National Team Indoors championship, and installing a state-of-the-art HD camera system at both the indoor and outdoor courts.
Donations to the Virginia Athletics Foundation directed to Friends Of Women’s Tennis provide operational and scholarship support for the program.
Get to know Virginia women’s tennis student-athlete Cassie Mercer.
For more information on how to support Virginia women’s tennis, contact the Virginia Athletics Foundation.