Michigan State & Louisville Matches

Women's Tennis Defeats Michigan State and Louisville in 2003 Season Openers 1/12/03

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt women's tennis team (2-0) had no problems against Michigan State and Louisville on Sunday in its 2003 season opening dual matches at the Brownlee O. Currey Tennis Center. In their two matches (12 singles, six doubles), the Commodores surrendered only 37 total games.

Sarah Riske kicked off her final dual season, as she cruised in both of her singles matches at the No. 1 position. In the morning session, she defeated Michigan State's Caroline Lay in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. In her afternoon match against Louisville's Marie Louise Frolich-Hansen, she was challenged a little bit more but still won, 6-2, 6-3.

Riske and junior Aleke Tsoubanos, the No. 1-ranked collegiate doubles team in the country by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, had no problems in either of their matches. The two defeated Lay and Jean Willman of Michigan State, 8-2. They returned later to beat Frolich-Hansen and Kelly Taylor of Louisville, 8-1. Tsoubanos was also successful in both her singles matches, as she surrendered a total of five games in four sets.

Sophomore Audra Falk might have had the easiest day of all the Vanderbilt players, as in two singles and two doubles matches, she allowed a total of three games. Falk and doubles partner Kelly Schmandt won both of their matches, 8-0. Schmandt was also undefeated in her two singles matches.

Junior Kori Scott (2-0), sophomore Annie Menees (3-0) and freshman Ashley Schellhas (3-0) combined to go 8-0 in their singles and doubles matches.

The Commodores return to action at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday when they take on in-state rival Middle Tennessee State at the Brownlee O. Currey Tennis Center. The Commodores defeated the Raiders last year 6-1 in Nashville.


Vanderbilt Michigan State Winner Score
Sarah Riske Caroline Lay VU 6-1, 6-1
Aleke Tsoubanos Asa Liden VU 6-2, 6-1
Kelly Schmandt Jean Willman VU 6-3, 6-3
Audra Falk Shelley Brady VU 6-1, 6-2
Ashley Schellhas Kate Thomas VU 6-2, 6-1
Annie Menees Karen Gustafson VU 6-0, 6-2


Vanderbilt Michigan State Winner Score
Riske/Tsoubanos Lay/Willman VU 8-2
Falk/Schmandt Liden/Brady VU 8-0
Menees/Scott Gustafson/Thomas VU 8-1


Vanderbilt Louisville Winner Score
Sarah Riske Marie Louise Frolich-Hansen VU 6-2, 6-3
Kelly Schmandt Kelly Taylor VU 6-1, 6-2
Aleke Tsoubanos Melisa San Martin VU 6-0, 6-2
Audra Falk Jasmin Singh VU 6-0, 6-0
Ashley Schellhas Paige Eber VU 6-2, 6-0
Kori Scott Mariana Torres VU 6-0, 6-2


Vanderbilt Louisville Winner Score
Riske/Tsoubanos Frolich-Hansen/Taylor VU 8-1
Falk/Schmandt Singh/Eber VU 8-0
Menees/Schellhas Skaggs/Torres VU 8-0




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