COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team claimed its first SEC Tournament title in dramatic fashion Sunday, taking a 4-3 win over Georgia.No. 4 seed Vanderbilt, ranked ninth nationally, took the doubles point and an overall 3-0 lead. But Georgia claimed three singles matches, two of them in three sets, to tie it 3-3.Vanderbilt senior Marie Casares rallied at No. 5, beating Caroline Brinson 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, to claim the Commodores’ first SEC tournament title in three trips to the championship match. She spent much of the final set with teammates surrounding the court.“It’s just an incredible position to be in,” coach Geoff Macdonald said. “It’s kind of like lining up to kick a game-winning field goal in a huge football game, but doing it for 45 minutes straight. But Marie has been in it before, and I don’t even think she was nervous.”Casares’ 32 singles wins last season set a Vanderbilt record, which was broken by teammate Sydney Campbell this season. But this was Casares’ biggest victory to date.“I just looked at it as being in that position for a reason,” Casares said. “I just loved the moment.”Vanderbilt also got singles wins from Frances Altick (6-4, 6-1) and Astra Sharma (6-2, 6-1), who earned tournament MVP honors.In doubles, Campbell/Courtney Colton won 8-3 at No. 1, and Sharma/Ashleigh Antal earned an 8-6 victory at No. 2.Vanderbilt had already knocked off No. 5 seed Alabama 4-0 on Friday and No. 1 seed Florida 4-2 on Saturday to advance to the final. The Commodores now await their 21st consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, all during Macdonald’s tenure.Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks.