Westlake High School
The two-time All-American is the second Commodore to ever compete in the NCAA singles semifinals
Sharma concludes collegiate career as Vanderbilt's first five-time All-American
Contreras and Sharma are the third and fourth women's tennis student-athletes to ever advance to the NCAA singles quarterfinal
The Commodore All-Americans picked up singles wins and a career-high ranked doubles victory
Sharma named national Co-Senior Player of Year, while Contreras breaks school record
Vanderbilt defeats Georgia Tech 4-2 to advance to the NCAA National Championship. Photos by Brian Westerholt (5/21/18)
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)
Highest Singles Ranking: No. 63 (9/12/17)
Highest Doubles Ranking: No. 52 W/ Astra Sharma (9/13/16)
• 2017 Second Team All-SEC
• 2016 SEC All-Tournament Team
• SEC First Year Honor Roll
• 2016 SEC All-Freshman Team
• 2x SEC Freshman of the Week (Jan. 27, Apr. 18)
2016-17 (Sophomore): Named Second Team All-SEC… Lost just two dual matches in sophomore season (18-2)… Ended 2017 team on 12-match win streak(3/24-5/22)… Played predominately on court six… Clinched Vanderbilt’s SEC Tournament Championship over Florida in Nashville… Picked up four ranked wins… Career-high victory came over UF’s No. 40 Kourtney Keegan… Austin, Texas native earned a career-high singles ranking at No. 69 and doubles ranking at No. 52… Teamed up with Christina Rosca, playing at No. 3 doubles… Contreras went 16-6 in dual match doubles.
2015-16 (Freshman): Named to the SEC All-Tournament Team and First Year Academic Honor Roll… Two-time SEC Freshman of the Week (1/27, 4/18)… First Commodore dual-match doubles and singles win came against Denver on Jan. 23… Victory was a straight set match-clincher against Evy Van Genechten on court five… Went 29-5 overall in singles play in her premiere season… Played predominantly on courts five and six… Only one SEC loss on the season… Contreras/Sellyn earned first doubles win together on court three against MSU’s No. 61 Patrasc/Rentouli, 6-3… Clinched competitions against No. 25 Northwestern and No. 14 Texas A&M… In doubles went 10-4 (6-3) with Sellyn… Tandem played No. 3 doubles.
High School: In the 2014 season the future Commodore reached her highest ranking yet, coming in at No. 42 in late April. Fernanda Contreras played under head coach Kim Riley at Westlake High School where she won the 2014 state 5-A Singles and Mixed Doubles Championships along side partner Charles Tan.Came to Vandy as the second ranked player in the state of Texas and the No. 52 in the country... Contreras boasted a 34-4 high school singles record; 12-2 against fellow five-star recruits and has compiled a perfect 13-0 record against four-stars... Contreras reached finals or semifinals in seven of nine tournaments.
Personal: Fernanda Contreras Gomez … Born October 8th, 1997 … Daughter of Javier and Magdalena …. Sister Magdalena, swims for Incarnate Word – Pueblo … Majoring in Mechanical Engineering … Began officially playing tennis at age nine … Captain of the Westlake High School tennis team in 2013, 2014 and 2015 … Coached by Kim Riley … Earned Texas singles and mixes doubles champion status … A member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club Vice President, and Westlake class Senate … Trained at St. Stephens Tennis Academy ... Lists Rodger Federer and Justine Henin as her favorite tennis players … Chose Vanderbilt because it felt like home and for its mix of academics and athletics … Garnered offers from Texas, Baylor, Texas Tech, Kentucky, Yale, Rice and TCU … Lists her grandparents as her biggest influences … Uncle and Grandfather played collegiate tennis … Grandfather, Francisco Contreras, played for the USC Trojans, winning an NCAA team title, as well as two NCAA doubles championships in 1955 and 1956 … Contreras went on to make it to the semifinals of Wimbledon in mixed doubles and competed with team Mexico in the Davis Cup.