First Round: Illinois (L, 3-4)
SCHOOL/RECORD: Vanderbilt (11-9) - #19
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Geoff Macdonald/426-141 (career); 312-105 (Vanderbilt)
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 14
BEST NCAA FINISH: Runner-up / second place (2001)
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Ranked No. 19 in the latest ITA team rankings…Have posted seven wins over top-40 teams…Finished fifth in the SEC during the regular season (the SEC was the toughest conference in the country this year with 8 teams ranked in the top-25…Biggest wins of the season included a 5-2 win against No. 17 Alabama and 7-0 sweep of 24th-ranked Kentucky.
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: Junior Catherine Newman and freshman Jackie Wu earned All-SEC honors after being named to the second team…VU had three singles players (Newman, Wu, and Keilly Ulery) ranked in singles most of the year. Senior Courtney Ulery won her 90th career singles match during senior day…VU’s freshman trio of Chelsea Preeg, Heather Steinbauer and Jackie Wu went a combined 70-25 in singles…Wu leads the team with a 26-9 singles mark while Preeg is 25-9 and Steinbauer is 19-7.