Applecross Senior HS
Astra Sharma heads back to Nashville the first Vanderbilt All-American singles semifinalist.
The first national championship of the 2016-17 season, Sharma kicks off the round of 64 at 3:30 pm CT on Oct. 6th.
The Commodore squad begins fall ball on Sept. 23rd, traveling to one of their favorite tournaments, the Furman Fall Classic.
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.
May 13, 2014
February 28, 2014
February 28, 2014
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 vs. Alabama (Senior Day) Photos by Daniel Dubois (4/15/16)
Vanderbilt swept Tennessee, 7-0. Photos by Joe Howell, (3/24/16)
Vanderbilt defeated Texas A&M during the first-ever broadcasted WT match on SECN+; 6-1. Photos by Joe Howell (3/17/16)
No. 8 Vanderbilt opened up SEC play by defeating the No. 17 UK Wildcats, 5-2. Photos by Steve Green. (3/6/16)
• 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".