Five members of the No. 4 Vanderbilt women's tennis team received 2015 Southeastern Conference accolades Wednesday afternoon, as announced by the conference office.
Vanderbilt defeats the second seeded Georgia Bulldogs 4-3 for first ever SEC tournament title.
No. 8 Vanderbilt paid tribute to its two seniors, defeating the No. 31 Gamecocks 6-1
The Commodores will be vying against three teams in the ITA top-50; Miami (No. 12), Texas (No. 22), and Utah (No. 44).
Vanderbilt is one of 16 schools with both the women's and men's programs in the top-25
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Vandy defeated the second seeded Georgia Bulldogs 4-3 for program's first ever SEC Tournament title. (4/19/15) Photos by Juan Blas
Vanderbilt defeated No. 1 seeded Florida Gators to advance to SEC Tournament Finals in Columbia, SC. (4/18/15)
Vanderbilt 2015 senior day honoring Ashleigh Antal and Marie Casares. Photos by Daniel Dubois (4/3/15)
Women's tennis vs. Missouri. Commodores defeated Tigers 6-1 at the Currey Tennis Center. Photos by Joe Howell.
Vanderbilt Tennis vs. Mississippi State. Commodores won, 4-3. Photos by Steve Green (2/27/15)
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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