Women's Tennis
Women's Tennis set to host June Stewart Invitational

Oct. 10, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt women's tennis team will get its first taste of action at the Currey Tennis Center this weekend when the 'Dores host the June Stewart Invitational. Indiana, Georgia Tech and William & Mary will be coming to Nashville for the three-day "hidden dual" tournament.

Action will begin each day with doubles followed by singles play. Friday and Saturday competition will begin at 10:30 a.m., with Sunday's action starting up at 9 a.m.

Vanderbilt is coming off a great showing at the Furman Fall Classic, in which the Commodores won five of seven singles flights and two of three doubles flights. Lauren Mira and Courtney Colton got a bit more live action, when they participated in the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships this past week.

All three teams coming to the Music City finished the 2013 season ranked in the top 45 by the ITA. Georgia Tech was the highest-ranked team of the three, finishing 2013 as the 21st-ranked team in the country. Indiana finished at No. 42, while William & Mary came in at No. 44.

Who Is June Stewart
June Stewart began her career in the Vanderbilt sports information office in 1973 and was named assistant SID in 1977. From 1979-90, she served as Vanderbilt's women's sports information director and in 1990, Stewart was promoted to women's sports program director and assistant athletics director for future revenue sports.

In 1993, Stewart was named associate athletics director at Vanderbilt and remained in that position until her retirement. She was the first woman at Vanderbilt to serve as assistant SID for men's sports, and was a member of the NCAA Women's Basketball Committee from 1990-96.

 

 

Stewart served as president of CoSIDA in 1990-91 and was the first of only three female presidents in the organization's history. She was inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame in 1997 and received the CoSIDA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.

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