With one last day of tournament play on the horizon in Miami, one Commodore looks to play in her first collegiate singles final.
Friday was a busy day for women's tennis as seven Commodores were stretched coast to coast, battling in their first tournaments of the 2015-16 season.
With two separate tournaments this weekend, seven student-athletes head to Malibu, Calif. and Miami, Fla. to represent Vanderbilt.
Colton and Campbell debut in their final season as the No. 4 doubles team in the nation.
Campbell, Colton and Sharma are eager to take part the first national collegiate championship of the 2015-16 season.
May 13, 2014
February 28, 2014
February 28, 2014
Vandy defeated the second seeded Georgia Bulldogs 4-3 for program's first ever SEC Tournament title. (4/19/15) Photos by Juan Blas
Vanderbilt 2015 senior day honoring Ashleigh Antal and Marie Casares. Photos by Daniel Dubois (4/3/15)
Women's tennis vs. Missouri. Commodores defeated Tigers 6-1 at the Currey Tennis Center. Photos by Joe Howell.
Vanderbilt Tennis vs. Mississippi State. Commodores won, 4-3. Photos by Steve Green (2/27/15)
W. Tennis def. Memphis; 7-0 at Currey Tennis Center (1/31/15) Photos by Joe Howell
• 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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