A New Era Begins for Men’s Tennis

Scott Brown debuts as Vandy head coach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt men’s tennis team opens its 2023 fall campaign this weekend at the Orange and Blue Classic hosted by defending NCAA champion Virginia, the former team of first-year Commodore head coach Scott Brown. Matches will be played outdoors at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Virginia. Four teams will play a round-robin format Friday through Sunday.

Competing Schools: Penn, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech

Format: Round robin. Singles will be two out of three sets. Doubles will be an 8-game pro set with a tiebreak at 7-all.

Vanderbilt Schedule:
Friday, Sept. 22:
1 p.m. CT — Vanderbilt vs. Virginia

Saturday, Sept. 23:
1 p.m. — Vanderbilt vs. Virginia Tech

Sunday, Sept. 24:
9 a.m. — Vanderbilt vs. Penn

Matches can be streamed here.

About the Commodores: Former Vanderbilt All-SEC player and NCAA team finalist Scott Brown begins his head coaching career leading the Dores. He returns to the black and gold after helping lead defending NCAA champion Virginia to back-to-back titles as associate head coach. On the court, sophomore Nathan Cox is No. 119 in singles and No. 40 in doubles with senior Jeremie Casabon in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason national rankings.

Last Time Out: The Commodores finished the 2022-23 season at No. 6 in the Ohio Valley Region of the 2023 ITA Year-End Regional Rankings. Cox claimed the No. 15 singles spot, and Casabon along with former Dore Siim Troost were named the No. 3 doubles pair. The Commodores (10-18) faced 17 ranked opponents during the 2023 campaign and finished the season reaching the championship match of the inaugural NIT Championship. Cox concluded the home season with a straight-set (6-3, 7-5) victory over No. 41 Noah Schachter of No. 21 Texas A&M. Casabon and Troost ended the season as the No. 25 duo in the country and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Doubles Championship. Vanderbilt won the ITA All-Academic Team Award for the fourth consecutive year and 11th time in program history.

Up Next: The Dores travel to Athens, Georgia, for the Southern Intercollegiate, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, and will also compete at the ITA All-American Championship Sept. 30-Oct. 8 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.