Middle Tennessee State Match
W, 7-0

Women's Tennis Cruises by Middle Tennessee State, 7-0 1/15/03

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt women's tennis team (3-0) picked up its third win by a score of 7-0, as it defeated in-state foe Middle Tennessee State (0-1) on Wednesday afternooon at the Brownlee O. Currey Tennis Center.

The Raiders gave the Commodores all they could handle, especially at the No. 1 singles position and in the doubles matches. Vanderbilt senior Sarah Riske was pushed to the limit against MTSU's Manon Kruse. After dropping the first set in a tiebreaker, Riske pulled herself together to take the next two matches, 6-2, 6-3.

Junior Aleke Tsoubanos continued her strong play for the Commdores, as she cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Jennifer Klashchka. Junior Kelly Schmandt, sophomores Audra Falk, Annie Menees and freshman Ashley Schellhas all won their singles matches in straight sets. The four gave up a combined total of 12 games in their eight sets.

In doubles, the No. 2-ranked team of Riske and Tsoubanos had no trouble with Kruse and Stacy Varnell, as they won decisively, 8-1. The doubles tandems of Falk and junior Kori Scott and Menees and Schellhas had a more difficult time, but still won their matches 8-5 and 8-6, respectivley.

The Commodores return to action at 12 p.m. Saturday, January 18, against head coach Geoff Macdonald's alma-mater Virginia at the Brownlee O. Currey Tennis Center. Admission for the match is free.


Vanderbilt Middle Tennessee State Winner Score
Sarah Riske Manon Kruse VU 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-3
Aleke Tsoubanos Jennifer Klaschka VU 6-0, 6-1
Kelly Schmandt Carien Venter VU 6-2, 6-2
Audra Falk Stacy Varnell VU 6-1, 6-0
Ashley Schellhas Laura McNamara VU 6-2, 6-0
Annie Menees Emily Vest VU 6-3, 6-2


Vanderbilt Middle Tennessee State Winner Score
Riske/Tsoubanos Kruse/Varnell VU 8-1
Falk/Scott Klaschka/Venter VU 8-5
Menees/Schellhas McNamara/Vest VU 8-6





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