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Contreras is the second commodore in as many years to represent VU in All-American semifinals
The exclamation mark on the day came as Kurtz and Rosca defeated the top doubles team in the nation.
All three Commodores willed their way through qualifiers and into main draw at Riviera/ITA All-Americans.
All three victories on the day came over ranked opponents.
The Commodores have enjoyed recent success Riviera ITA’s, as Astra Sharma represented the black and gold in last year’s main draw semifinals.
Women's tennis defeats South Carolina 4-1 (4/14/17)
Women's tennis defeats No. 1 Florida 4-2 for the SEC Reg. Season crown. Photos by Terry Wyatt (4/16/17)
Celebration shots from women's tennis' 2017 SEC Tournament Final over Florida, 4-3. Photos by Gabby Karademos (4/23/17)
No. 9 Vanderbilt women's tennis fell to No. 7 Ohio State, 5-2. (2/5/17) Photos by Gabriella Karademos
• 2017 SEC All-Freshman team
• Memeber of 2017 SEC All-Tournament team
2016-17 (Freshman): Finished debut dual singles season 12-11 and 27-12 overall… Fourth Commodore since 2014 to earn a place on the SEC’s All-Freshman team… Played predominantly on court three in singles and doubles… Third freshman Commodore to earn a coveted spot on the SEC All-Tournament team in as many years… Rallied to defeat the 2016 SEC Player of the Year, Brooke Austin, in the tournament finale to hold the Gators at bay and even the match score to 3-all... Had extremely impressive fall showing (15-1)… Princeton, N.J native debuted in ITA singles rankings at No. 28 in the nation and No. 53 in doubles with Sydney Campbell… Earned highest win in fall against then-No. 21 Caroline Brinson in three sets… Earned seven ranked wins throughout freshman year, with four coming in dual match play.
"Christina is a great competitor," said head coach Geoff Macdonald. "She's a superb athlete and we're impressed that she's gotten to be one of the best players in the country while taking an extremely challenging course load. She's won national championships in doubles and is almost a prototype of a perfect Vanderbilt student-athlete; she's a great student, she's really good in singles, she's really good in doubles. We also think she's going to get really good in college when she begins training fulltime."
Ranked No. 1 in the State of New Jersey and No. 25 In the nation, Rosca will bring maturity and leadership capabilities to the already talented Commodore squad. As a sophomore Rosca won the state singles title with Princeton High School, and this past January the then-junior won the 2015 USTA Girls' 18s Winter National Doubles Championship alongside then-partner and UNC freshman Jessie Aney.
"I am very excited and grateful to be a part of the amazing tennis family at Vanderbilt," said Rosca. "I am thankful that Coaches Macdonald and Tsoubanos have given me the opportunity to be a Commodore and I can't wait to play my first matches as one next year!"