Women's Tennis Eases by No. 58 Iowa, 6-1 1/31/03
Tenn. - The eighth-ranked Vanderbilt women's tennis
team got back on the winning track on Friday afternoon,
as it defeated No. 58-ranked Iowa, 6-1, at the Brownlee
O. Currey Tennis Center. With the win, the Commodores
move to 7-1 overall, while the Hawkeyes fall to 0-1
in dual-match action.
Junior Kelly Schmandt and sophomore Audra Falk kept
their undefeated streaks alive in dual-match play, as
the two both won their singles matches in straight sets.
Schmandt had no problems in defeating Denitza Alexandrova
at the No. 3 position, 6-2, 6-0. Falk, who trailied
for the majority of the first set, was able to battle
back and hold on for a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Gloria
Okino at the No. 4 spot. Schmandt and Falk are now 8-0
apiece in dual matches.
Senior Sarah Riske also rebounded from a difficult three-set
loss to No. 2-ranked Kelly McCain of Duke last weekend
by defeating Cassie Haas in straight sets, 6-0, 6-4.
Riske and junior Aleke Tsoubanos, who also was victorious
in singles, moved their 2002-03 doubles mark to 17-1
win an 8-2 win over Haas and Alexandrova. The doubles
duo is now 8-0 this dual-match season.
Freshman Ashley Schellhas moved her dual-match record
to 7-1 with a straight-set win over Chelsea Glynn, 6-3,
6-0. Despite having to receive attention from the trainer
between set, she was still able to roll in her match.
Vanderbilt's only loss of the match came at the No.
6 spot, which Vanderbilt head coach Geoff Macdonald
The Commodores return to action at 12 p.m. Sunday against
No. 56-ranked Tulsa at the Brownlee O. Currey Tennis