Dores ready for first SEC road weekend

March 8, 2018

The fourth-ranked Vanderbilt women’s tennis team hits the road for the first time in Southeastern Conference play this weekend, facing Missouri on Friday at 3:30 p.m. CT and No. 32 Arkansas on Sunday at noon.

The Commodores head into the second weekend of league action with a 9-2 record. VU opened SEC play last weekend, earning a 4-1 victory against Auburn and a 4-0 sweep over Alabama. Vanderbilt’s two losses came consecutively against Pepperdine (4-3) and Northwestern (4-2) earlier this season. 

Commodore Notables:

  • VU began the season ranked second, and has not left the ITA top 10
  • Vanderbilt boasts four ranked singles players; No. 5 Fernanda Contreras, No. 22 Astra Sharma, No. 27 Christina Rosca and No. 98 Amanda Meyer
  • Vanderbilt could field two top-30 tandems; No. 20 Rosca/ Emma Kurtz and No. 26 Contreras/Sharma
  • Rosca and Meyer remain undefeated in doubles with a 6-0 record
  • Meyer made her ITA singles debut this week in the latest singles poll

Tracking the Tigers:

  • Missouri owns an 11-4 record
  • The Tigers sit 0-1 in conference play, falling to Arkansas 4-1
  • Missouri is led by three seniors – Kadi Fauble, Amina Ismail and Clare Raley
  • Ismail boasts a 6-1 dual record, going 3-0 at No. 3 singles
  • Mizzou has played primarily at home, nearing the end of a 10-match, five-weekend homestand
  • Last year Vandy defeated Mizzou 6-1 in Nashville
  • Live streams of all six courts will be available at 



Razorback Recon:

  • Arkansas has two student-athletes in the ITA singles poll; No. 66 Giulia Pairone and No. 87 Ana Oparenovic
  • Four Razorback doubles pairs appear in the ITA tandems rankings with teams coming in at Nos. 30, 47, 51 and 67
  • The Hogs have won the doubles point in nine of their 10 matches this season.
  • Vanderbilt downed Arkansas 5-2 in their last meeting
  • Fans can follow Sunday’s match via live scoring at


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