Iowa Recap
W, 6-1

Women's Tennis Eases by No. 58 Iowa, 6-1 1/31/03

NASHVILLE, 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 just defaulted.

The Commodores return to action at 12 p.m. Sunday against No. 56-ranked Tulsa at the Brownlee O. Currey Tennis Center.


Vanderbilt Iowa Winner Score
Sarah Riske Cassie Haas VU 6-0, 6-4
Aleke Tsoubanos Steffi Hoch VU 6-2, 6-2
Kelly Schmandt Denitza Alexandrova VU 6-2, 6-0
Audra Falk Gloria Okino VU 6-4, 6-1
Ashley Schellhas Chelsea Glynn VU 6-3, 6-0
Kori Scott Jennifer Hodgman UI Default


Vanderbilt Iowa Winner Score
Riske/Tsoubanos Haas/Alexandrova VU 8-2
Falk/Schmandt Hoch/Okino VU 8-2
Schellhas/Scott Hodgman VU 8-4





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