Vanderbilt set for NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships

May 20, 2014

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Three members of the 10th-ranked Vanderbilt women's tennis team are set to begin play in the 2014 NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships Wednesday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex at the University of Georgia.

Frances Altick will start things off for the Commodores in the NCAA singles draw on Wednesday at 2 p.m. (ET) against No. 37 Desirae Krawczyk of Arizona State. Altick, ranked No. 48 by the ITA, has posted a record of 30-8 in 2014, including a 9-1 mark in SEC play.

The winner of Altick's first round match will face the winner of No. 20 Maho Kowase of Georgia and No. 5 Hayley Carter of North Carolina. Carter and the Tar Heels are playing for the 2014 National Championship against UCLA today.

No Commodore singles participant has made it through the first round of the NCAA Championship since the trio of Amanda Fish, Amanda Taylor and Catherine Newman did it in 2007.

Courtney Colton and Lauren Mira will participate in the NCAA doubles draw for the second straight year. The duo will open the first round on Thursday against 12th-ranked Quinn Gleason and Britney Sanders of Notre Dame.

Last season Colton and Mira fell in the first round to Samantha Adams and Kenna Kilgo of Texas Tech.

Mira is making her third appearance in the NCAA doubles championship draw. Along with playing with Colton last season, the senior also played alongside Jackie Wu as a sophomore making it to the round of 16.

Live match results can be found by visiting or by following @VandyWTennis on twitter.

Commodores in the NCAA Championships:
2013: Colton/Mira (first round)
2012: Jackie Wu (first round), Mira/Wu (round of 16)
2011: Dillon/Leatu (first round)
2010: Wu (first round), Catherine Newman (first round)
2009: Wu (first round)
2008: Amanda Taylor (first round), Newman (first round), Taylor/Ullery (first round)
2007: Taylor (second round), Newman (second round), Amanda Fish (second round), Fish/Taylor (quarterfinals)
2006: Taka Bertrand (second round), Fish (second round)
2005: Audra Falk (round of 16), Fish (first round), Bertrand (first round), Falk/Taylor (first round)
2004: Falk (quarterfinals), Kelly Schmandt (second round), Schmandt/Tsoubanos (finals)
2003: Sarah Riske (second round), Aleke Tsoubanos (first round), Riske/Tsoubanos (quarterfinals)
2002: Riske (first round), Jenny Miller (first round), Riske/Tsoubanos (quarterfinals)
2001: Julie Ditty (round of 16), Riske (first round), Riske/Tsoubanos (first round), Burson/Ditty (first round)
2000: Ditty (second round), Blumberg/Burson (round of 16)
1999: Callie Creighton (second round), Ditty (second round)
1998: Ditty (first round), Ditty/Blumberg (first round)
1997: Kim Schiff (first round), Schiff/Plessinger (first round)
1996: Meredith Chiles (second round), Chiles/Schiff (round of 16)
1982: Jan Maxey (first round)



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