Women's Tennis
Colton named SEC Women's Tennis Player of the Week

Courtney Colton receives her first ever SEC weekly honor.
Courtney Colton receives her first ever SEC weekly honor.

Feb. 19, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt women's tennis sophomore Courtney Colton was honored today as the SEC Women's Tennis Player of the Week following a stellar performance of the weekend against both Baylor and Texas. This is Colton's first ever SEC weekly honor.

Colton helped the Commodores to a perfect 2-0 weekend, with wins over No. 18 Baylor and No. 17 Texas.

She clinched the match point against No. 18 Baylor with a big three-set win over Jordaan Sanford at the No. 3 position. The Davie, Fla. native bounced back in the third set, winning 6-4, after getting beat 0-6 in the second. Vanderbilt's win over the Bears snapped a three-match losing skid.

Against Texas, Colton posted a quick 6-0, 6-3 win at the No. 4 position. Her win came after Texas won three-straight singles matches to take a 3-1 lead. Colton's win changed the momentum of the match and Vandy won the next two matches to win 4-3.

In doubles play, Colton and Marie Casares went undefeated at No. 2 to improve to 8-1 on the year and 4-1 in dual play.

The Vanderbilt women will get their first action of the year in Nashville this week as they host Memphis on Friday and Pepperdine on Sunday.

 

 

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