Frances Altick
Frances  Altick

Monroe, La.

High School:
Laurel Springs School




Sharma takes second ITF singles title

Competing in Romania, the reigning Southeastern Conference Player of the Year defeated a familiar foe in Florida's Woolcock.


Tennis programs earn ITA All-Academic Team Status

In addition to the team honors, five WT student-athletes and three MT student-athletes received nods by the governing body as ITA Scholar Athletes.


Dores see success in summer tourneys

Recent graduate Frances Altick and raising redshirt-junior Astra Sharma earn their first pro doubles title.


Altick, Campbell named 2016 ITA All-Americans

In just two seasons the `Dores have fielded five All-Americans with Campbell, Ashleigh Antal and Astra Sharma earning 2015 honors.


Frances Altick caps career in NCAA Sweet 16

A tireless worker and relentless competitor, Frances Altick has amassed a 109-34 career win record and 39-7 single season slate.


WT vs. Rice. Photos by Joe Howell (5/14/16)

Vanderbilt defeated Rice 4-0 to clinch a spot in Tulsa, Okla. in the NCAA Sweet 16. (5/14/16). Photos by Joe Howell.


WT Senior Day vs. Alabama. Photos by Daniel Dubois (4/15/16)

WT vs. Alabama (Senior Day) Photos by Daniel Dubois (4/15/16)


WT vs. Tennessee. Photos by Joe Howell (3/24/16)

Vanderbilt swept Tennessee, 7-0. Photos by Joe Howell, (3/24/16)


WT vs. Texas A&M. Photos by Joe Howell (3/17/16)

Vanderbilt defeated Texas A&M during the first-ever broadcasted WT match on SECN+; 6-1. Photos by Joe Howell (3/17/16)


WT vs. Kentucky; Photos by Steve Green. (3/6/16)

No. 8 Vanderbilt opened up SEC play by defeating the No. 17 UK Wildcats, 5-2. Photos by Steve Green. (3/6/16)


  • Vanderbilt single season win record holder, 39 victories
  • Named 2016 ITA Most Improved Senior Player of the Year
  • 2016 First Team All-SEC
  • 2015 NCAA All-Tournament Team; No. 3 Doubles
  • 2015 SEC All-Tournament Team
  • 2015 Second Team All-SEC
  • 2015 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2014 First Team All-SEC
  • 2014 ITA Ohio Player to Watch
  • 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Singles record: 112-36
Highest singles ranking: No. 13 
Highest doubles ranking: No. 56 W/ Astra Sharma (2/24/15)

2015-16 (Senior): Amassed a 112-36 career win record and 39-7 single season slate… Named an ITA All-American…Named ITA Most Improved Senior Player of the Year… Capped career in NCAA Sweet 16… Return home from the NCAA Singles tournament as Vanderbilt’s single season win record holder with 39 victories this season… Allowed only two losses in dual play… Went on a 15-match winning streak… Ranked in the top-20 all dual season, with a career high ranking of No. 13… Five ranked singles wins in SEC play; then-No. 108 Cline (SC), 6-1, 6-1; No. 33 Keegan (UF), 6-3, 6-2; No. 27 Brinson (UGA), 6-3, 6-4; No. 97 Suk (OM), 6-3, 6-2, No. 42 Daniell (Bama), 6-4, 2-6, 10-8… Made her WTA debut at the Volvo Car Open, after winning the SHAPE Magazine Invitational... Went 16-4 in the fall… Singles Champion, 2015 USTA/ITA Division I Women’s Ohio Valley Regional Championship… Quarterfinalist, 2015 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships… Made it to the round of 32 at the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships.

2014-15 (Junior): Earned an 20-10 (8-4) singles dual record in her junior season, playing primarily in the Nos. 3 and 4 spots of the VU singles lineup… Went 16-8 in doubles along side partner Marie Casares… Duo went undefeated in NCAA tournament at No. 3 doubles, earning duo a spot on the NCAA Tournament team… Went undefeated during SEC tournament in singles and doubles action… Helped clinch key doubles victory over Florida in SEC Tournament with senior Marie Casares… Clinched two wins for the Commodores early in the season over Texas and Memphis…

2013-14 (Sophomore): All-SEC First Team ... Noted as the 2014 ITA Ohio Valley Player to Watch ... SEC Spring 2014 Academic Honor Roll ... ITA All-Academic selection ... Held a 6-4 record against ranked opponents ... Marie Casares as the first two players with 30+ singles wins in a season in Vanderbilt tennis history... Picked up wins at positions one, two, three and four... Ranked No. 55 by ITA, team best for individual singles rankings for 2013-14 campaign ... Finished with an overall record of 30-9 on the season and 19-5 in dual play.

2012-13 (Freshman): SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... Finished the dual season with an 18-6 record, including 9-3 in conference play ... Saw action in the No. 2, 4, 5 and 6 singles positions ... Was ranked as high as No. 115 by the ITA ... Helped VU advance to the second round of NCAA's with a win in straight sets over No. 41 Indiana ... Won eight-straight matches between 2/17 against TCU and 3/15 against Mississippi State ... Started the dual season with a win in straight-sets over Julie Jamieson of No. 27 Illinois ... Finished with a 5-4 record during tournament play.

High School: Helped her team win the 2012 Louisiana State Championship in tennis... Named the Louisiana Junior Tennis Player of the Year in 2011.

Personal: Born February 22, 1994... Daughter of James and Helena Altick... Has two sisters: Hannah and Helen... Majoring in psychology... Favorites include Rafael Nadal (Tennis player), Keith Urban (Musician), "The Blind Side" (Movie) and "I Love Lucy" (TV Show)... Chose Vanderbilt over LSU, Alabama, Brown, Yale, Wake Forest and Baylor.

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