Vanderbilt registers its first 20-win season since 2008, and 12th overall
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt will advance to the NCAA tournament second round to face Georgia Tech after quickly dispatching Murray State 4-0 on Friday at the Currey Tennis Center.
The win gives the Commodores (20-6) their 12th 20-win season, and first since 2008.
The match with the Racers lasted just one hour, 50 minutes after the Commodores quickly won the doubles point in under 40 minutes.
Ashleigh Antal and Georgina Sellyn partnered up for the first time this season and won a quick 8-1 decision at No. 3 doubles. No. 20 Lauren Mira and Courtney Colton followed that up with an 8-1 win of their own at No. 1 doubles to five the Commodores an early 1-0 advantage.
Vanderbilt came out of the gates just as hard in singles and both Frances Altick and Colton picked up 6-0 first-set wins. Marie Casares also cruised in the first set, winning 6-1.
Casares would go on to give the Commodores the 2-0 lead, winning 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. The win was Casares' 32nd of the year, setting a Vanderbilt single-season record for singles wins. She who already holds the single-season record for combined wins, and improves to 32-6 on the year.
Altick went on to put Vandy up 3-0, picking up a 6-0, 6-1 win of her own at No. 2 singles. Altick, an All-SEC first teamer, improves to 29-7 with the victory.
Colton would close it out for the `Dores winning love and love at No. 4 singles.
Vanderbilt will take on Georgia Tech on Saturday with a trip to the Round of 16 on the line. The Commodores and Yellow Jackets already went head-to-head once this year, with VU winning a tight 4-3 battle to earn a trip to the ITA National Indoor tournament.