Nov. 4, 2007
AUBURN, Ala. - Courtney Ulery finished the fall season with a perfect 13-0 record, defeating teammate Taka Bertrand in the finals of the singles B flight at the Fall SEC Coaches' Classic. Sophomore Catherine Newman also finished the fall season strong, winning the championship of singles flight A.
"I thought it was a solid tournament for all involved," Vanderbilt head coach Geoff Macdonald said. "Everyone had good wins throughout the weekend."
Courtney Ulery claimed the title of singles flight B, winning in straight sets over her teammate Bertrand, 6-3, 6-2.
"Courtney worked really hard over the summer," Macdonald said. "I thought there were also some breakthroughs for her on the mental side. I thought she competed hard every match. It shows that hard work pays off."
In singles flight A, No. 28 Newman also recorded a straight set win in the finals, defeating South Carolina's Gira Schofield 6-4, 6-4. Senior Caroline Ferrell lost a tough match in the consolation singles draw. Ferrell won the first set 6-3, but Preethi Subramania won the second set 6-1 and captured the 10-point tiebreaker 10-7.
In doubles play, the team of Ferrell and Liberty Sveke defeated Subramania and Nika Koukhartchouk of Ole Miss 8-3.
The SEC Fall Coaches' Classic concludes the fall season for the Commodores. Vanderbilt opens its spring season at home on January 16 against UT Martin.
Day Four Results:
Courtney Ulery (VU) def. No. 73 Taka Bertrand (VU) - 6-3, 6-2
No. 28 Catherine Newman def. Gira Schofield (USC) - 6-4, 6-4
Preethi Subramania (Ole Miss) def. Caroline Ferrell (VU) - 3-6, 6-1, 10-7
Ferrell/Liberty Sveke (VU) def. Subramania/Nika Koukhartchouk (Ole Miss) - 8-3