Women's Tennis

Marie Casares -


Quito, Ecuador

High School:
Colegio Compuinformatica


Marie  Casares


Dores down No. 1 USC; advance to NCAA Championship

Monday night the No. 4 Vanderbilt Commodores swept the No. 1 USC Trojans 4-0 to advance to the NCAA Championships



Vanderbilt defeats UCLA, 4-2, to claim the program's first national championship and the school's third


WT earns five of eight ITA regional awards

The winners of the regional awards are automatically nominated for the ITA Division I National Awards, which will be announced later this month.


Macdonald named SEC COY, headlines plethora of SEC honorees

Five members of the No. 4 Vanderbilt women's tennis team received 2015 Southeastern Conference accolades Wednesday afternoon, as announced by the conference office.


Third Time's the Charm; 'Dores SEC Tourney Champs

Vanderbilt defeats the second seeded Georgia Bulldogs 4-3 for first ever SEC tournament title.


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


SEC Semifinals - VU 4, UF 2

Vanderbilt defeated No. 1 seeded Florida Gators to advance to SEC Tournament Finals in Columbia, SC. (4/18/15)


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)


W. Tennis vs. Missouri

Women's tennis vs. Missouri. Commodores defeated Tigers 6-1 at the Currey Tennis Center. Photos by Joe Howell.


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

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

• 2015 ITA Ohio Valley Senior Player of the Year
• 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2014 Second Team All-SEC
• 2014 ITA Academic Team
• 2014 Ohio Valley Region ITA Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship
• 2013 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2012 Second Team All-SEC
• 2012 SEC All-Freshman Team

2013-14 (Junior):Had the single best season in Vanderbilt tennis history ... 32 singles wins and 60 combined wins, a school record in both categories ... Compiled a 21 match win streak throughout most of the dual season ... Went 10-1 in SEC play and 20-3 in dual matches ... Ranked No. 113 overall ... Recognized as a Second Team All-SEC Conference selection ... Received the Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship ... Named to the 2014 All-Academic team and 2014 Spring Academic Honor Roll ... ITA All-Academic honors ... Primarily played at the Nos. 4 and 5 positions ... Went 28-9 in doubles play, including 15-6 in dual competition.

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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