May 21, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. - Sophomore Frances Altick of the 10th-ranked Vanderbilt women's tennis team was eliminated from the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Singles Championships on Wednesday, falling in her first round match to Desirae Krawczyk of Arizona State.
Altick, ranked No. 48 by the ITA, got off to a rough start in the 90 degree Athens heat. No. 37 Krawczyk jumped all over the Vandy sophomore in the first set cursing to a 6-2 victory.
In the second, Altick came out rejuvenated working her way to a 4-1 lead. Krawczyk didn't go away, earning breaks on Altick's next two serves to bring it back on serve.
Serving 5-6 trying to force a tiebreak Altick got in an early hole, giving the ASU player three match points at love-40. After two bad returns to bring the game score to 30-40, Krawczyk was able to attack the net and rip a forehand winner past the Vandy sophomore.
Altick's season comes to an end with an overall record of 30-9, including 6-4 against ranked opponents. She joins Marie Casares as the first two players with 30+ singles wins in a season in Vanderbilt tennis history. The Monroe, La. native has a combined win total of 51 on the year, trailing only Casares (60).
NCAA Singles - First Round
No. 37 Desirae Krawczyk (Arizona State) def. No. 48 Frances Altick (Vanderbilt): 6-2, 7-5