Women's Tennis

Astra Sharma -

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Perth, Australia

High School:
Applecross Senior HS

Height:
5-10

Astra  Sharma

01/05/2016

W. Tennis Tabbed Top Team in Nation

With the dual season around the corner, VU holds down its position atop the rankings as the No. 1 team in the country.

10/24/2015

Day 2: June Stewart Invitational

Vanderbilt begins competing in the last day of tournament action on Sunday morning at 11:00 am with doubles.

10/19/2015

Frances Altick; 2015 USTA/ITA Regional Champion

Altick cemented the victory over Campbell, taking the title and the opportunity to play in National Indoors; 6-3, 7-5.

10/18/2015

Dores set for singles and doubles championship finals

Both USTA/ITA regional finals are scheduled to begin Monday morning at 8:00 am CT.

09/20/2015

Contreras to play in Miami Flight Final

With one last day of tournament play on the horizon in Miami, one Commodore looks to play in her first collegiate singles final.

10/29/2015

Vanderbilt WT NCAA Ring Ceremony; 10/23/15 (Howell)

The 2015 NCAA National Champion Vanderbilt women's tennis team receive their rings. 10/23/15 (Howell)

10/28/2015

June Stewart Invite; 10/25/15. (Green)

2015 June Stewart Invitational, 10/25/15. Photos by Steve Green

04/20/2015

SEC Championship Match; VU 4, UGA 3 (4/19/15)

Vandy defeated the second seeded Georgia Bulldogs 4-3 for program's first ever SEC Tournament title. (4/19/15) Photos by Juan Blas

04/06/2015

Senior Day vs. South Carolina (4/3/15)

Vanderbilt 2015 senior day honoring Ashleigh Antal and Marie Casares. Photos by Daniel Dubois (4/3/15)

03/23/2015

W. Tennis vs. Missouri

Women's tennis vs. Missouri. Commodores defeated Tigers 6-1 at the Currey Tennis Center. Photos by Joe Howell.

Awards/Honors:

• 2015 All-American (Doubles)
• 2015 NCAA Tournament MVP
• 2015 SEC Tournament MVP
• First Team All-SEC
• SEC All Freshman Team
• 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2014-15 (Redshirt Freshman):
Earning a redshirt for 2014-15 campaign, Sharma returned to Nashville to compile a 36-9 overall singles record ... Played predominately at the No. 2 spot of the VU lineup, gathering a 25-3 (11-2) overall dual record ... went 16-1 against ranked opponents ... went undefeated against Florida's Josie Kuhlman clinching the Vanderbilt win with all three wins against the Gator ... clinched a total of eight matches for the Black and Gold ... Played doubles alongside Ashleigh Antal ... Duo amassed a 18-3 (9-2) dual record ... pair earned All-American status in NCAA Doubles Tournament ... went on a 18-match win streak at No. 2 doubles from Feb. 15 -- May 19... advanced to NCAA quarterfinals, falling to Cal's #5 Zsofi Susanyi and Klara Fabikova; 6-2, 6-2.

2013-14 (Freshman): 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Defeated Juliana Gajic (Texas) 6-2, 4-6, 11-9 and Miami's Victoria Zukowski (6-7, 2-6) during the Miami Spring Invite Tournament ... Teammed with Georgina Sellyn to defeat then No. 14 Baylor University's doubles duo of Ema Burgic and Alex Clay in the third spot in the lineup in dual match play ... Did not play in singles in a dual match.


Personal:
Astra Sharma ... Born September 11, 1995... Daughter of Dev and Susan... Sister of Ashwin and Tara... Nickname, "Roo"... Majoring in medicine, health and society... Started playing tennis at the age of five... Favorite tennis player is Justine Henin... Lists Thierry Henry as her favorite non-tennis athlete... Chose Vanderbilt for the ability to "go to an amazing school, and play top-level tennis".

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