Vanderbilt University women’s tennis team earned its first double win of the season, defeating Northwestern 5-2.
As reported by the Vanderbilt University website, Commodores opened the day by winning the doubles point, which saw the duo of Celia-Belle Mohr and Anessa Lee beat Kiley Rabjohns and Maria Shusharina. The team then recorded four singles victories as Mohr, Holly Staff, Bridget Stammel and Lee added to the Vanderbilt team’s score.
Aleke Tsoubanos, head coach, told: “It was exciting to finally see the team in double action today and start our spring season together. It was the first double action for CB and Bridge and I thought they handled the nerves of the double game very well.
We started with some big doubles at 1 and 3 to grab that first point and Anessa and Holly pulling off the highly contested first sets were huge on momentum. Northwestern fought hard in every position and I’m very proud of the way in which the Dores responded to get our first win of the season.”
Women’s singles results
Celia-Belle Mohr def. Maria Shusharina 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Holly Staff def. Sydney Pratt 6-4, 6-1
Bridget Stammel def. Christina Hand 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
Anessa Lee def. Justine Leong 6-4, 6-3
Briana Crowley def. Amy Stevens 6-4, 6-4
Kiley Rabjohns def. Dasha Kourkina 6-3, 6-3
Women’s doubles results
Anna Ross/Holly Staff def. Briana Crowley/Sydney Pratt 6-4
Justine Leong/Christina Hand def. Marcella Cruz/Bridget Stammel 6-3
Celia-Belle Mohr/Anessa Lee def. Kiley Rabjohns/Maria Shusharina 6-1
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a university in Nashville, Tennessee. It was founded in 1873 by Cornelius Vanderbilt with a donation of one million dollars. It hosts around 13,000 students.
Vanderbilt spent $738 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 31st in the nation. In 2013, Vanderbilt University was ranked ninth in the country in funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Vanderbilt is ranked the 116th best university in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and 33rd in the United States by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks Vanderbilt as the 62nd-best university in the world. Additionally the ARWU Field rankings in 2015 placed Vanderbilt as 18th best in the world for Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy, and 21st in Social Sciences.
Vanderbilt is a founding and charter member of the Southeastern Conference and for a half-century has been the conference’s only private school. The university fields six men’s and ten women’s intercollegiate teams and has won five NCAA championships.
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