Women's Tennis
Altick bounced from NCAA Singles Championship


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).

The Vanderbilt women will continue play tomorrow in doubles, as Lauren Mira and Courtney Colton are set to take on Quinn Gleason and Britney Sanders of Notre Dame (time is TBA).

NCAA Singles - First Round
No. 37 Desirae Krawczyk (Arizona State) def. No. 48 Frances Altick (Vanderbilt): 6-2, 7-5

 

 

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