Arkansas Recap
W, 7-0

Women's Tennis Defeats Arkansas, 7-0, in Final Regular-Season Home Match 3/30/03
Riske and Scott win their final regular-season home matches

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - On a very special afternoon at the Brownlee O. Currey Indoor Tennis Center, Vanderbilt senior Sarah Riske and junior Kori Scott played their final regular-season home matches as members of the women's tennis team. Riske, who will graduate in May, and Scott, who will graduate in December, helped lead the 13th-ranked Commodores to a, 7-0, sweep over Arkansas on Sunday afternoon.

With the win, Vanderbilt improves to 15-3 overall and 6-2 in the Southeastern Conference, while Arkansas falls to 8-10 overall and 0-8 in the conference.

Riske, a native of McMurray, Pa., had a fairly easy afternoon, as she won both her doubles and singles matches with little trouble. Riske joined partner Aleke Tsoubanos at the No. 1 position to defeat Anna Dybicz and Iliana Pacheco, 8-0. Vanderbilt's top duo avenged their loss on Friday afternoon to LSU's top team.

The No. 11-ranked Riske played a pretty flawless match in singles, as she defeated Simona Arghire, 6-1, 6-1, to give Vanderbilt its first singles point of the afternoon. She has now boosted her 2002-03 overall record to 20-6, while having picked up her 97th career singles win.

Scott, a native of Houston, Texas, has overcome injury throughout her days at Vanderbilt to have a very successful career. On Sunday, she edged out Monika Dybicz in three sets, 6-2, 3-6, 10-4, at the No. 6 position. Scott has now won 35 career singles matches.

To go along with Riske and Tsoubanos' doubles victory, the Commodores had no problems in the other two matches. The 26th-ranked team of junior Kelly Schmandt and sophomore Audra Falk defeated Arghire and Melissa Cornett at the No. 2 spot, 8-2. Freshman Ashley Schellhas and sophomore Annie Menees closed things out with an 8-3 victory over Monika Dybicz and Megan Ferreira at the third doubles position.

Schmandt and Tsoubanos both had little trouble in their singles matches at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions, respectively. Schmandt defeated Anna Dybicz, 6-2, 6-1, while Tsoubanos cruised by Ferreira, 6-2, 6-2. Schmandt and Tsoubanos are a combined 29-5 in dual matches this year.

At the No. 4 and No. 5 positions, Schellhas and Menees both won their matches in three sets. Schellhas defeated Pacheco, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, while Menees clawed out a 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, win over Cornett.

The Commodores will now begin a three-match roadtrip at 1 p.m. Friday against SEC Western Division foe Auburn in Auburn, Ala. The last time these two teams squared off was in the second round of the 2002 NCAA Tournament in Nashville, which Vanderbilt won, 4-0.


Vanderbilt Arkansas Winner Score
Sarah Riske Simona Arghire VU 6-1, 6-1
Kelly Schmandt Anna Dybicz VU 6-2, 6-1
Aleke Tsoubanos Megan Ferreira VU 6-2, 6-2
Ashley Schellhas Iliana Pacheco VU 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Annie Menees Melissa Cornett VU 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
Kori Scott Monika Dybicz VU 6-2, 3-6, 10-4


Vanderbilt Arkansas Winner Score
Riske/Tsoubanos A. Dybicz/Pacheco VU 8-0
Schmandt/Falk Arquire/Cornett VU 8-2
Schellhas/Menees M. Dybicz/Ferreira VU 8-3





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