Commodores will face Stanford for 2018 National Championship on Tuesday at 12 pm CT
Vandy will venture to Winston-Salem, N.C., facing Miami on Thursday at 3 p.m. CT
Commodores named back-to-back SEC Tournament Champions
Ceremony recognizes outstanding Commodore student-athletes
Vanderbilt rallies from 3-1 deficit to defeat Florida for back-to-back SEC Regular Season title
No. 4 Vanderbilt women's tennis team opened SEC play with a 4-1 victory over No. 16 Auburn
No. 2 Vanderbilt swept No. 1 Stanford, 7-0, for the Commodores fourth win of the season. Photos by Anne Rayner (2/3/18)
Shots from June Stewart Invitational. 10/27/17 (John Russell(
Women's tennis defeats South Carolina 4-1 (4/14/17)
WT NCAA Second Round action vs. Clemson (4-1). (5/13/17) Photos by Gabriella Karademos
• 2017 All-American (Doubles)
• No. 1 overall seed of NCAA Doubles Tournament
2016-17 (Sophomore): Women’s tennis’ 13th All-American, and she teamed with Sharma to earn All-America status… Earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA doubles tournament, the first Vandy pairing to achieve the feat… Smith/Sharma earned a career-high ranking of No. 1 in the nation… Rice transfer made second-straight NCAA doubles tournament in 2017… Tandem boasted a 7-2 SEC record at the number one doubles position.
Emily Smith will be joining the Commodores this spring after a fantastic year at Rice University.
“Emily was a top-100 in the world junior, who went to Rice and had a very good first year,” said Macdonald. “Ironically, she played against us in our NCAA round of 32 match against Rice and played a very good match against Astra Sharma. After the NCAA tournament we found out that she was looking to transfer. Emily came out on a visit, and we liked her very much. She’s a superb student and a player with tremendous upside.”
During her freshman campaign, Smith clinched Rice’s fourth-consecutive Conference USA championship. Playing primarily at No. 3 in her debut season, the Birmingham, England native capped her time with the Owls amassing an 11-7 record in dual action (10-7 on court three).
Ranked 48th in doubles with Katherine Ip, the pair earned two top-15 wins, defeating the Commodores’ own then-No. 14 Colton/Campbell and Baylor’s then 10th-ranked Shankle/Generette. The duo closed out the season with an 18-6 (14-5) overall record.
Smith qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championship along with Ip and dropped a tough three-set match to UCLA's Catherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips, 5-7, 7-5, 5-10.
Juniors: Attended Highclare School in Birmingham... Finalist in the British U 18 Championships and reached a career-best ITF Junior ranking of 98... Named the Worcestershire County Player of the Year in 2013.
Personal: Full Name: Emily Paige Smith... Born: August 21, 1997 in Birmingham, England...Parents: James and Tracy Smith, Birmingham...One sister... Father played college basketball at College of New Jersey as well as professionally the BBL in England from 1982-1999.