Entering the tournament No. 194 in the world, Danielle Rose Collins did what she needed to do last week to move up in the rankings.
As the top seed in the ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony (Delaware), Collins breezed through the first two rounds without dropping a set. In the quarterfinal match against No. 8 seed, Collins was slowed, but answered the call by winning the third set in commanding fashion, 6-1.
Collins then continued her dominance in the semi-finals and finals by only dropping three games total in both matches combined. In the finals, Collins defeated her former University of Florida college teammate, Lauren Embree, 6-1, 6-0.
It was an impressive tournament win for Collins, who received $3,919, 50 ranking points and an Alex & Ani bracelet for her efforts. She’s the seventh singles champion at the ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony.
The doubles final matched up No. 1 seeded Sophie Chang and Alexandra Mueller against No. 4 seeded Sabrina Santamaria and Abigail Tere-Apisah. Chang and Mueller, who both already have a pair of doubles titles at Sea Colony, lost in two sets, 6-4, 6-0.
The Pro Women’s Open is a $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit event. The clay court tournament is held annually at Sea Colony — a facility that has garnered local and national accolades. This year’s tournament ran from June 4-11.
Collins won two NCAA singles titles at the University of Virginia(transferred from Florida after freshman year) along with being named the Honda Sport Award winner for tennis. She was also a finalist for Collegiate Women Athlete of the Year.
ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony tournament information is available at SeaColonyTennis.net/pwo.