The Vanderbilt men’s tennis team was defeated 1-6 by Tennessee, and fell to 1-2 in SEC play. As reported by the Vanderbilt University website, Dores fought on all three doubles courts but came up short, giving the Vols the advantage going into singles play.
In singles, the Vols came out fast, building a 3-0 lead over the Dores with wins on Court 5 and Court 6. Michael Ross battled back to take his first set in a tiebreaker and continued that momentum to win his second set to help put Vanderbilt on the board.
Siim Troost fell in his first set but fought back in the second to tie at 5, but ultimately fell 7-5 to No. 120 Shunsuke Mitsui.
No. 4 Harper/Monday (UT); Troost/Casabon 4-2, unfinished no. 50 Hudd/Tears (UT) def.
Ross/Cox 6-2 Diaz/Tomas Rodriguez (UT) def. Klopper/Sisam 6-1
No. 7 Monday of Johannus (UT) def. Nathan Cox 6-2, 7-6 (10-8) No. 62 Emile Hudd (UT) def. Joubert Klopper 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 Ross (Vandy) d. Blaise Bicknell 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 No.
120 Tears (UT) def. Troost 6-3, 7-5 Angel Diaz (UT) def. Jeremiah Casabon 6-2, 6-0 Pat Harper (UT) def. Macsen Sixth 6-1, 6-4
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a university in Nashville, Tennessee. It was founded in 1873 by Cornelius Vanderbilt with a gift of one million dollars.
It houses around 13,000 students. Vanderbilt spent $738 million on research and development in 2018, ranking 31st in the country. In 2013, Vanderbilt University was ranked ninth in the country in funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Vanderbilt is ranked 116th among the best universities in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 33rd in the United States by the Academic Rankings of World Universities. The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks Vanderbilt as the 62nd best university in the world.
Additionally, ARWU Field rankings in 2015 placed Vanderbilt 18th in the world for clinical medicine and pharmacy, and 21st for social sciences. Vanderbilt is a charter and founding member of the Southeastern Conference and for half a century has been the conference’s only private school.
The university fields six men’s and ten women’s intercollegiate teams and has won five NCAA championships. Photo credits: Vanderbilt University website