Tennessee Recap
L, 4-3

Women's Tennis Drops SEC Contest to No. 11 Tennessee, 4-3 3/2/03

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The ninth-ranked Vanderbilt women's tennis team had another setback on Sunday afternoon, as it fell to No. 11-ranked Tennessee, 4-3, at the Goodfriend Tennis Center. Sunday's loss was Vanderbilt third loss by a score of 4-3 this season. The Commodores fall to 9-3 overall and 0-2 in the conference, while the Lady Volunteers improve to 9-3 overall and 1-1 in the SEC.

Despite falling to Georgia on Friday, Vanderbilt was still able to win the doubles point for the 11th-consecutive match. The streak came to an end on Sunday, as Vanderbilt dropped all three doubles matches. The third-ranked team of senior Sarah Riske and junior Aleke Tsoubanos lost their second consecutive match. The Vanderbilt duo lost to No. 17-ranked Vilmarie Castellvi and Melissa Schaub, 8-5.

Vanderbilt was able to win three of the six singles matches; however, two of its wins came after the Tennessee had already clinched the win. Junior Kelly Schmandt rebounded from her loss on Friday by defeating Schaub easily at the No. 3 position, 6-0, 6-0. She is now 11-1 in dual matches this season.

Freshman Ashley Schellhas and sophomore Annie Menees both win undefeated in singles action over the weekend at the No. 5 and No. 6 spots, respectively. Schellhas defeated Sabita Maharaj in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, while Mennes also won handily over Majen Immink, 6-3, 6-3.

Riske, Tsoubanos and sophomore Audra Falk all lost their matches in straight sets.

The Commodores will look for their first SEC victory of 2003 when they take on Mississippi State at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, at the Brownlee O. Currey Tennis Center. Vanderbilt is a perfect 9-0 this year at home.


Vanderbilt Tennessee Winner Score
Sarah Riske Vilmarie Castellvi UT 6-4, 6-0
Aleke Tsoubanos Tammy Encina UT 6-3, 6-0
Kelly Schmandt Melissa Schaub VU 6-0, 6-0
Audra Falk Crystal Cleveland UT 6-3, 6-4
Ashley Schellhas Sabita Maharaj VU 6-3, 6-2
Annie Menees Majen Immink VU 6-3, 6-3


Vanderbilt Tennessee Winner Score
Riske/Tsoubanos Castellvi/Schaub UT 8-5
Falk/Schmandt Encina/Immink UT 8-4
Menees/Schellhas Cleveland/Maharaj UT 8-6





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