Vandy finishes tourney with five wins

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Vanderbilt women’s tennis wrapped up the Memphis Invitational on Sunday with five wins in 8273108.jpegsingles matches.

The Commodores finished the tournament on a positive note as all five players who were in action came away with singles victories.

Marie Casares won her consolation final in the black draw over Tulsa’s Michelle Farley 6-3, 6-2. In the same draw, Courtney Colton won her final match versus Mariya Milutinovic of Ole Miss 6-3, 6-3.

Ashleigh Antal recorded a win in the white draw over Memphis’ Alyssa Hibberd 6-2, 6-1. Freshman Maggie Leavell picked up a win over Paige Keating of Ole Miss in three sets, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.

For the tournament, Antal, Casares and Colton all went 2-1 in singles play. Leavell finished singles action 1-2 and Megan Gornet went 2-0, but did not play on Sunday.

In doubles action, Vanderbilt took on Ole Miss, Purdue, Oklahoma and Memphis in the last two days.

Antal and Casares won all three of their doubles matches. On Saturday, the Vandy duo defeated Verboven and Milutinovic of Ole Miss, 8-4, and then ended the night with a win over Oklahoma’s Lancaster and Engbrooks, 8-5.

On Sunday, Antal and Casares finished their doubles play with a win over Memphis’ Kuykendall and Tymchenko, 8-5.

The doubles team of Colton and Lauren Mira won one of their three matches. They defeated Purdue’s Schmidt and Kapitany, 8-3 before dropping their final two matches to Oklahoma (Ritchie/Brhane) and Memphis (Mikesz/Wegner) 8-3 and 8-6, respectively.

Gornet and Leavell fell in a tough match to Ole Miss’ Keating and Robbins on Saturday, 9-8, before bouncing back to beat Oklahoma’s Wofford and Melrose, 9-7. The two Commodores then dropped their final doubles match to Welcher and Gray of Memphis, 8-1.

Vanderbilt begins the spring season in Coral Gables, Fla., for the Miami Invitational Jan. 18-20.

Singles Results:
Ashleigh Antal (Vanderbilt) def. Alyssa Hibberd (Memphis) 6-2, 6-1
Marie Casares (Vanderbilt) def. Michelle Farley (Tulsa) 6-3, 6-2
Courtney Colton (Vanderbilt) def. Mariya Milutinovic (Ole Miss) 6-3, 6-3
Maggie Leavell (Vanderbilt) def. Paige Keating (Ole Miss) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Doubles Results:

Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss/Purdue
Antal/Casares (Vanderbilt) def. Verboven/Milutinovic (Ole Miss), 8-4
Keating/Robbins (Ole Miss) def. Leavell/Gornet (Vanderbilt), 9-8
Colton/Mira (Vanderbilt) def. Schmidt/Kapitany (Purdue), 8-3

Vanderbilt vs. Oklahoma
Ritchie/Brhane (Oklahoma) def. Colton/Mira (Vanderbilt), 8-3
Antal/Casares (Vanderbilt) def. Lancaster/Engbroks (Oklahoma), 8-5
Leavell/Gornet (Vanderbilt) def. Wofford/Melrose (Oklahoma), 9-7

Memphis vs. Vanderbilt
Mikesz/Wegner (Memphis) def. Mira/Colton (Vanderbilt), 8-6
Antal/Casares (Vanderbilt) def. Kuykendall/Tymchenko (Memphis), 8-5
Welcher/Gray (Memphis) def. Leavell/Gornet (Vanderbilt), 8-1