Riske and Tsoubanos Honored as ITA National Doubles Team of the Month 2/10/03

SKILLMAN, N.J. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced that Vanderbilt senior Sarah Riske (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township) and junior Aleke Tsoubanos (Chesterfield, Mo./Parkway Central) were named the National Collegiate Doubles Team of the Month for January.

Riske and Tsoubanos, who are ranked No. 2 nationally behind Tulane’s Julie Smekodub and Jenny Kuhn, are possibly the hottest doubles team in the country. In the Commodores’ nine dual matches so far this season, Vanderbilt’s top doubles team has posted a perfect 9-0 mark. For the 2002-03 season, Riske and Tsoubanos are 18-1, while also winning the Riviera/ITA All-American Championship in early October in Pacific Palisades, Calif. The All-American Championship showcased the top collegiate doubles teams from around the country.

Riske and Tsoubanos, along with the rest of the Vanderbilt women’s tennis squad, return to action at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 15, against No. 24-ranked Georgia Tech at the Brownlee O. Currey Tennis Center. The Commodores top duo enters next weekend’s match riding a 13-match winning streak, which is a new Vanderbilt women’s tennis record. Riske and Tsoubanos set the previous mark last season when they won 12-consecutive matches.




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