Women's Tennis
Vandy shines on first day of Furman Classic


Sept. 27, 2013

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GREENVILLE, S.C. - The Vanderbilt women's tennis team opened its 2013 fall season in impressive fashion Friday, advancing all seven singles players to the second day of competition. The Commodores will also have two doubles teams playing for flight championships, Saturday morning.

"It was a really solid day for us," said VU head coach Geoff Macdonald. "Today was a great start to the season. I was very pleased with our younger players and impressed with the leadership of our veterans."

Vandy won every set in during Friday's singles action, and will play its semifinal match-ups Saturday morning.

"It is so hard to singles out one individual from today," said Macdonald. "Everyone played so well, our goal looking ahead to continue playing well and get everyone into Sunday's singles finals."

One doubles team that stood out to Macdonald was the team of Sydney Campbell and Ashleigh Antal.

"Ashleigh and Sydney played fantastic doubles today," Macdonald exclaimed. "They did not look like a team who was playing together for the first time. I was very pleased with their performance."

Campbell and Antal won their first and second round doubles pro-sets in convincing fashion. In the first round the duo knocked off Gumulya and Eidukonyte of Clemson, 8-0, then they defeated Pande and Olivarez of Tennessee, 8-2.

They will now play Speilmann and Zabor of Alabama in the Flight two championship Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m.

Friday Results
Doubles Round One
F1 Colton/Mira (VU) def. Popova/Dailey (USC), 8-6
F2 Antal/Cambell (VU) def. Gumulya/Eidukonyte (CU), 8-0
F3 Casares/Altick (VU) def. Pederzani/Miao (CU), 8-4

 

 

Doubles Round Two
F1 Dewar/Koroleva (CU) def. Colton/Mira (VU), 8-6
F2 Antal/Cambell (VU) def. Pande/Olivarez (UT), 8-2
F3 Casares/Altick (VU) def. Pedersen/Porry (FSU), 8-1
F4 Lindl/Taveres (UT) def. Sellyn/Leavell (VU), 8-3

Singles Round One
F1 Sydney Campbell (VU) def. Brigit Folland (USC), 7-6, 6-0
F2 Frances Altick (VU) def. Caitlin Hindmarsh (IA), 6-2, 6-0
F2 Marie Casares (VU) def. Katherine Oudin (FU), 6-2, 6-3
F3 Ashleigh Antal (VU) def. Majlena Pedersen (FSU), 6-2, 6-1
F4 Courtney Colton (VU) def. Blair Martin (FU), 6-2, 6-3
F5 Lauren Mira (VU) def. Tristen Dewar (CU), 6-4, 6-1
F6 Georgina Sellyn (VU) def. Ambika Pande (UT), 6-0, 6-3
F7 Natalie Looney (USC) def. Maggie Leavell (VU), 6-3, 7-6

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