Jan. 17, 2014
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The Vanderbilt women's tennis team opened play Friday at the Miami Invitational hosted by the University of Miami. The Commodores closed the first day of action going 4-4 in singles play against No. 8 Miami and 1-2 in doubles against No. 31 Memphis.
Freshman Astra Sharma made her collegiate debut winning in straight sets over Victoria Zukowski of Miami, 7-6, 6-2.
Altick and Sellyn both won in straight sets, while Casares had to work a bit harder. The junior won the first set 7-5 before dropping the second set 6-1. It was in the third set Casares pulled it out, winning 11-9 in the breaker.
In doubles play, the Commodores took on the 31st-ranked Memphis Tigers, finishing the day with a record of 1-2.
The lone doubles win came from Colton and Casares who won 6-4 over Memphis' Keykendall and Tymchenko.
No. 28 Campbell and Antal dropped their match 6-3 to Hibberd and Wegner.
Saturday's action will begin at 9:00 a.m., eastern time, with doubles against Texas. Singles play against Memphis will begin after the conclusion of doubles.