Mississippi State Recap
W, 7-0

Women's Tennis Rebounds with 7-0 Sweep of Mississippi State 3/7/03

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - After two difficult losses last weekend to SEC foes Georgia and Tennessee, the 10th-ranked Vanderbilt women's tennis team rebounded with a 7-0 sweep of Mississippi State on Friday afternoon at the Brownlee O. Currey Tennis Center. With the win, the Commodores move to 10-3 overall and 1-2 in the SEC, while the Bulldogs fall to 6-6 overall and 0-3 in the conference.

The Commodores have now won 13-consecutive matches against the Bulldogs. Vanderbilt posted their first point when it swept the three doubles matches. Senior Sarah Riske and junior Aleke Tsoubanos ended a two-match losing streak by easily defeating Elaine Fagan and Yumi Ueda, 8-2. With the win, Vanderbilt's top doubles duo has now won 20 matches on the year (20-3).

Sophomore Annie Menees and junior Kori Scott clinched the point at the No. 3 position, as they defeated Justyna Switala and Marcelle Hirt, 8-6. The Commodores have now won the doubles point in 12 of their 13 doubles matches.

In singles action, the No. 12-ranked Riske got back on the winning track, as she had no problems with Magdolna Rekasi. Vanderbilt's lone senior cruised to a straight set 6-0, 6-1 win. She was coming to difficult losses to the No. 2 and No. 3 players in the country from Georgia and Tennessee. In the other five singles matches, the Commodores only dropped 14 games in 10 sets of action.

The Commodores return to action at 12 p.m. Sunday against No. 37-ranked Mississippi at the Currey Tennis Center. Vanderbilt will take a three-match winning streak over the Rebels into Sunday's match.


Vanderbilt Mississippi State Winner Score
Sarah Riske Magdolna Rekasi VU 6-0, 6-1
Aleke Tsoubanos Anastasia Kugakolova VU 6-2, 6-2
Audra Falk Marcelle Hirt VU 6-1, 6-0
Ashley Schellhas Elaine Fagan VU 6-0, 6-2
Annie Menees Yumi Ueda VU 6-1, 6-1
Kori Scott Justyne Switala VU 6-3, 6-2


Vanderbilt Mississippi State Winner Score
Riske/Tsoubanos Fagan/Ueda VU 8-2
Schmandt/Falk Rekasi/Kugakolova VU 9-8 (1)
Menees/Scott Switala/Hirt VU 8-6





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