Women's Tennis

Astra Sharma -

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Perth, Australia

High School:
Applecross Senior HS

Height:
5-10

Astra  Sharma

07/22/2015

'Dores cap off spring with unprecedented success

From Summer issue of Commodore Nation

07/01/2015

Athletes of the Year announced

Four males and two females share the awards

07/01/2015

Athletes of the Year announced

Four males and two females share the awards

06/26/2015

Campbell, Sharma selected for Oracle/ITA Masters

The winners of each draw will earn an automatic bid to the 2015 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship

06/11/2015

Comeback 'Dores: Trio overcomes injury, adversity to lead teams

From May issue of Commodore Nation

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.

03/04/2015

W. Tennis vs. Mississippi State (2/27/15)

Vanderbilt Tennis vs. Mississippi State. Commodores won, 4-3. Photos by Steve Green (2/27/15)

01/31/2015

W. Tennis vs. Memphis (1/31/15)

W. Tennis def. Memphis; 7-0 at Currey Tennis Center (1/31/15) 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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