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Freshman Wins First Title In New Orleans

July 30, 2012 12:42 PM
Julia Elbaba will start her college career at UVA this fall.
The PJ’s Coffee International Tennis Classic came to an end on Sunday as Julia Elbaba took home her first ever singles title, and Zoe Gwen Scandalis and Macall Harkins captured the doubles championship at the University Tennis Center in New Orleans, La. 

Elbaba, who will be a freshman at the University of Virginia this fall, knocked off four seeded opponents in her impressive campaign, ultimately defeating the No. 3 seed Hua-Chen Lee 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in the final. The second set of this last match was the only one Elbaba dropped throughout the entire tournament.

Scandalis and Harkins kept competition closer along the way, but the two blew through the final against the qualifying sister duo of Sierra and Roxanne Ellison, winning in straight sets 7-5, 6-2.

A former letterman at Texas Christian University, Harkins brought plenty of experience to the table as she teamed up with the 18-year-old Scandalis.

This $10,000 ITF event was the first professional women’s tournament in New Orleans since 1988. 




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