Astra Sharma
Astra  Sharma
Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Perth, Australia

High School:
Applecross Senior HS

Height:
5-10

 

04/23/2017

DORES CLAIM SEC TOURNEY TITLE

After downing No. 1 Florida, 4-3, the SEC tournament title is back on West End.

04/22/2017

Commodores set for SEC finale

Sunday's championship contest will be a matchup of reigning SEC regular-season champions and the 2016 SEC tournament champions, Florida.

04/18/2017

Program builder: Geoff Macdonald

Longtime coach has molded Vanderbilt tennis into national power

04/17/2017

Black & Gold Banquet celebrates student-athletes

Charley named Miss Commodore, Burks Mr. Commodore

04/16/2017

Dores claim SEC regular season title

No. 5 Vandy upset top-ranked Florida, 4-2, to earn the team's first-ever SEC regular season championship.

04/25/2017

2017 SEC WT Championship - Karademos(4/23/17)

Celebration shots from women's tennis' 2017 SEC Tournament Final over Florida, 4-3. Photos by Gabby Karademos (4/23/17)

02/06/2017

WT vs. Ohio State (2/5/17) Photos by Gabriella Karademos

No. 9 Vanderbilt women's tennis fell to No. 7 Ohio State, 5-2. (2/5/17) Photos by Gabriella Karademos

10/29/2016

Puerto Rico College Challenge (10/28-30)

The Vanderbilt women's tennis team competed against Georgia, Old Dominion, and UVA in the Puerto Rico College Challenge (10/28-30).

05/14/2016

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.

04/19/2016

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

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

Awards/Honors:

  • 2016 Ohio Valley Player to Watch
  • 2016 Spring SEC Honor Roll
  • 2016 Second Team All-SEC
  • 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 

Career:
Career Singles Record: 64-19

Highest Singles Ranking: No. 14 (9/15/15)

Highest Double Ranking: No. 14 W/ Ashleigh Antal (4/21/15, 6/3/15)

2015-16 (Redshirt Sophomore): USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Region Player to Watch… Selected to NCAA Singles tournament… Established a 26-10 overall singles record... Played primarily at the No. 3 spot of the singles lineup and at No. 2 doubles with Frances Altick… Ranked a season-high No. 28 in doubles with Frances Altick… Went undefeated in both 2015 and 2016 NCAA tournament runs… Clinched against Virginia in the regular season at ITA Indoor and VU’s NCAA Sweet 16 sweep over Auburn in straight sets on court three… Went 17-6 in singles, going on two five-match win streaks… Picked up nine SEC regular season wins… Ohio Valley Regional singles Semifinalist… Went undefeated at the June Stewart Tournament.  

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 ... Entered ITA singles rankings at No. 98 in the nation on Feb. 24 ... 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 ... Went 2-0 in singes throughout the fall...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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