Emma Kurtz
Emma  Kurtz
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
North Atlanta HS

Height:
5-10

 

05/21/2018

Dores are National Championship Bound with win over Georgia Tech

Commodores will face Stanford for 2018 National Championship on Tuesday at 12 pm CT

05/12/2018

Dores set for 18th Sweet 16

Vandy will venture to Winston-Salem, N.C., facing Miami on Thursday at 3 p.m. CT

04/22/2018

Vanderbilt WINS SEC Tournament

Commodores named back-to-back SEC Tournament Champions

04/14/2018

Commodores crowned SEC Regular Season Champions

Vanderbilt rallies from 3-1 deficit to defeat Florida for back-to-back SEC Regular Season title

04/12/2018

Dores down No. 7 Gamecocks

With a 4-2 victory over S. Carolina, VU faces Florida for a chance to repeat as SEC regular season champs

05/21/2018

NCAA Semifinal | Vanderbilt vs. Georgia Tech. Photos by Brian Westerholt (5/21/18)

Vanderbilt defeats Georgia Tech 4-2 to advance to the NCAA National Championship. Photos by Brian Westerholt (5/21/18)

03/02/2018

WT vs. Auburn; photos by Joe Howell (3/2/18)

No. 4 Vanderbilt women's tennis team opened SEC play with a 4-1 victory over No. 16 Auburn

02/05/2018

W. Tennis vs. Stanford | Anne Rayner (2/3/18)

No. 2 Vanderbilt swept No. 1 Stanford, 7-0, for the Commodores fourth win of the season. Photos by Anne Rayner (2/3/18)

01/04/2018

June Stewart Invite (10/27/17) John Russell

Shots from June Stewart Invitational. 10/27/17 (John Russell(

06/06/2017

WT vs. South Carolina (4/14/17)

Women's tennis defeats South Carolina 4-1 (4/14/17)

Honors:
• Freshman of the Week (3/8)


2016-17 (Freshman):
 Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors (3/8)… The Atlanta product’s first ranked victory came over No. 111 Marta Gonzales… Victory over Gonzales clinched the Commodore’s first road win over Georgia since the 2005 season… Played mostly on courts four and five in singles… Went 16-6 throughout dual singles season (30-9 overall)… Competed alongside Sydney Campbell… Kurtz earned 14 dual match doubles victories, while falling in 10 competitions… Kurtz/Campbell earned first dual ranked victory against Pepperdine’s then-No. 53 Stefani/Runglerdkriangkrai, 6-2.


A five-star recruit out of Atlanta, Ga., Kurtz is ranked No. 14 in the nation, No. 5 in the Southeast and No. 1 in the state of Georgia by tennisrecruiting.net (6/22). Kurtz trained at the Stephen Diaz Tennis Academy and comes to Vanderbilt with a 63-13 juniors record. Against other five-star recruits, Kurtz holds a 30-4 all-time record and is undefeated against four and three star recruits. 

“Emma is a superb athlete,” said head coach Geoff Macdonald “we think she’s going to be a tremendous player here at Vanderbilt. She sees the court really well, and I think that comes from a background in playing soccer. We saw her as one of the best players, top-five players in the class, so we’re thrilled to have her." 

Graduating early to pursue her dreams of collegiate tennis, the 5’10” right-hander has met all NCAA standards and will bring athletic play to a strong Commodore lineup. After a fantastic showing in the Orange Bowl International Championships, the Vanderbilt coaching staff sees Kurtz bringing much needed power to the ‘Dores doubles play.

“I am extremely excited and grateful for the chance to enroll early in Vanderbilt,” said Kurtz. “The decision to attend college a year early will provide plenty of challenges not only on-court, but also in the classroom. I am looking forward to facing and overcoming these challenges. In addition, I can't wait to become part of an outstanding tennis program and improve my tennis game, become a great teammate, and learn infinite amounts of knowledge from my new coaches and teammates. Honestly, there is no other place I could imagine myself being for the next four years and the fact that I can start one year early is simply thrilling!”

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