Aleke Tsoubanos earned many honors during her playing career but tennis insiders will never forget her heroic role in Vanderbilt’s march to the 2002 NCAA Championship match. Tsoubanos, just a freshman, battled her favored Georgia foe to a no-decision to keep the heat off teammate Kelly Schmandt, who would eventually win her match to propel Vandy into its first-ever title game in any sport. Years later, as associate head coach, the Commodores would win a national championship in 2015.
- Member of tennis team from 2000-2004.
- Three-time ITA and NCAA All-American in doubles
- A two-time first-team All-SEC selection in doubles and one-time second-team All-SEC selection in singles and doubles.
- Only player to win the ITA All-American Riviera doubles championship two consecutive years with two different partners.
- All-SEC academic team.
- Holds the record for most consecutive doubles matches won. Partnered with Kelly Schmandt in 2004 and won 15 consecutive doubles matches.
- Holds the record for best doubles winning percentage in a career, winning 82% of her doubles matches.
- Held VU record for most career doubles victories with 119 doubles wins.
- Set record for most registered doubles victories in a season with 32 victories with both Sarah Riske in 2003 and Kelly Schmandt in 2004.
- Played key role in Vanderbilt’s march to NCAA Championship match, 2002
- Vanderbilt also made the NCAA Elite Eight (2003), Final Four (2004)
- After graduating Tsoubanos played World Team Tennis and then returned to Vanderbilt as a coach.