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Fernanda Contreras: Game, Set, Match

Fernanda Contreras: Game, Set, Match

Women’s tennis standout Fernanda Contreras, BE’19, grew up knee-deep in a pile of LEGOs in her living room. Now, having graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering, she feels her path has come full circle.

Derek Mason (Vanderbilt University)

Grade A Talent: Vanderbilt’s successful recruiting model finds student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom

As the only private institution in the Southeastern Conference, Vanderbilt is charged with competing at the highest level of collegiate athletics with student-athletes who also can thrive in the classrooms of a top-15 nationally ranked university.

Astra Sharma 
concluded her 
Commodore 
singles career 
as Vanderbilt’s 
first five-time 
All-American

‘By a Whisker’: Women’s tennis falls shy of second NCAA championship

The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team came up just short in its quest for a second national championship, falling 4–3 in a tight three-set match to the Stanford Cardinal at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, May 22.

Down-Under Wonder

Down-Under Wonder

Astra Sharma, a redshirt senior on the women’s tennis team, lived out a dream of many aspiring tennis stars in January when she competed in her first-ever Grand Slam.

The roof of the Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center (DANIEL DUBOIS)

Bright Spot: Alumna Brings Solar Energy Technology to Vanderbilt’s Tennis Center

When the sun shines at Vanderbilt’s Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center these days, it means a little more to former player Marie Casares, BE’15. Two years ago, while Casares was still in school, the civil engineering major wrote a proposal to install solar panels atop the Currey Tennis Center and submitted it to Vanderbilt’s Green Fund, which designates money for student-led energy conservation projects.