'Dores will face Clemson or Eastern Kentucky Saturday at Noon CT.
Florida 4, Vanderbilt 1
Vanderbilt will face Florida for the second time in the last week
Vanderbilt finished the season 6-3 at home
Vanderbilt improved to 6-2 at home this season
Women's Tennis hosted the June Stewart Invite against William & Mary, Indiana and Georgia Tech. (Photos by Joe Howell)
Vanderbilt swept Kentucky 7-0 on Saturday to finish the regular season. (Photos by Joe Howell)
2012-13 (Sophomore): SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Saw action out of the No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 positions for the Dores ... Posted a 21-15 overall record ... Was ranked as high as No. 91 by the ITA ... Teamed up with Ashleigh Antal for the second-straight year in doubles play ... Finished with an overall doubles record of 21-15 ... Won five-straight matches between 2/16 against No. 18 Baylor and 3/1 against No. 63 LSU ... Made it to the quarter-finals of the USTA/ITA Regional Championships.
2011-12 (Freshman): Finished with an impressive 23-9 record during her first season at Vanderbilt, including 9-2 in conference play... Played primarily in the three spot, but also saw action in the four... Teamed up with fellow freshman Ashleigh Antal in doubles and finished the season 14-5... Defeated eventual team national champion Florida's Alexandra Cercone 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-7)... Won seven-straight singles during SEC play.
Personal: Marie Elise Casares ... Born September 12, 1993 ... Parents are Esteban Casares and Katia Lilian Rosa ... Younger brother Bernardo (16) ... From Quito, Ecuador ... Majoring in civil engineering ... Lists her brother as her favorite tennis player ... Made the South American team and traveled to compete in Europe four times ... Competed at the French Open and at Wimbledon in 2011 ... Chose Vanderbilt because of its tennis/academic mix.
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