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Vanderbilt completes successful three-day tournament at Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. – Back on the courts for the first competition of the 2020 fall season, Vanderbilt completed the Auburn Invitational this weekend with four athletes each picking up a pair of singles wins over SEC competition.

George Harwell, Max Freeman, Connor Robb-Wilcox and James Ignatowich each went 2-1 on the weekend while Harwell and doubles partner Adam Sraberg earned a pair of victories. Along the way, Harwell earned straight-set singles wins over Alabama’s Gabriel Diaz Freiere and Auburn’s Tad Maclean while also earning doubles wins over opponents from Alabama and Florida.

Victories over Alabama and Auburn were a common theme for the Dores with Freeman and Robb-Wilcox both beating their opponents from the Tigers and Crimson Tide. Ignatowich also defeated his opponent from Alabama while also taking down Brady Draheim of Ole Miss in a tight three-set thriller 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.

Following a weekend away from competition, Vanderbilt will return to Currey Tennis Center for the Commodore Invitational on Oct. 16-18. More information about the event will be available as the dates draw closer.

Day 1
Sam Fischer/Avi Shugar (Ala) def. Klapper/Robb-Wilcox (Vandy) 8-1
Max Freeman/Jeremie Casabon (Vandy) def. Gabriel Diaz Freire/Patrick Kaukovalta (Ala) 8-6
Marcus Ferreira/Macsen Sisam (Vandy) def. Riccardo Roberto/Zhe Zhou (Ala) 9-8 (3)
George Harwell/Adam Sraberg (Vandy) def. Alexey Nesterov/Jeremy Gschwendtner (Ala) 8-3

James Ignatowich (Vandy) def. Sam Fischer (Ala) 6-0, 6-2
Connor Robb-Wilcox (Vandy) def. Avi Shugar (Ala) 6-2, 6-1
Zhe Zhou (Ala) def. Marcus Ferreira (Vandy) 6-3, 6-3
George Harwell (Vandy) def. Gabriel Diaz Freire (Ala) 6-4, 6-1
Patrick Kaukovalta (Ala) def. Joubert Klopper (Vandy) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Riccardo Roberto (Ala) def. Jeremie Casabon (Vandy) 6-2, 6-3
Max Freeman (Vandy) def. Marcelo Sepulveda Garza (Ala) 6-4, 6-3
Jeremy Gschwendtner (Ala) def. Macsen Sisam (Vandy) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (2)
Vincent Rettke (Ala) def. Adam Sraberg (Vandy) 6-4, 7-5

Day 2
Tom Wright/Maxwell Giddens (Aub) def. Max Freeman/Jeremie Casabon (Vandy) 9-8 (7)
Tyler Stice/Jackson Ross (Aub) def. Macsen Sisam/Marcus Ferrara (Vandy) 9-7
Spencer Gray/Tim Dollman (Aub) def. George Harwell/Adam Sraberg (Vandy) 8-6

Connor Robb-Wilcox (Vandy) def. Diego Chavarria (Aub) 6-1, 6-4
George Harwell (Vandy) def. Tad Maclean (Aub) 6-2, 6-4
Max Freeman (Vandy) def. Tim Dollman (Aub) 6-4, 7-6 (3)
Marcus Ferriera (Vandy) def. Finn Murgett (Aub) 6-1, 6-7, 6-2
Joubert Klopper (Vandy) def. Tom Wright (Aub) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
Jackson Ross (Aub) def. Jeremie Casabon (Vandy) 6-4, 6-4
Maxwell Giddens (Aub) def. Macsen Sisam (Vandy) 6-2, 6-3
James Ignatowich (Vandy) def. Brady Draheim (Ole Miss) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Spencer Gray (Aub) def. Adam Sraberg (Vandy) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5

Day 3
Cotter Wilson/Jan Soren Hain (Ole Miss) def. Macsen Sisam/Marcus Ferriera (Vandy) 8-4
Sam Riffice/Andy Andrade (Fla) def. Max Freeman/Jeremie Casabon (Vandy) 8-6
George Harwell/Adam Sraberg (Vandy) def. Brian Berdusco/Josh Goodger (Fla) 8-4
Will Grant/Blaise Bicknell (Fla) def. Joubert Klopper/Connor Robb-Wilson (Vandy) 8-2

Will Grant (Fla) def. Adam Sraberg (Vandy) 6-2, 6-1
Sam Riffice (Fla) def. George Harwell (Vandy) 6-3, 6-1
Duarte Vale (Fla) def. Max Freeman (Vandy) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
Ben Shelton (Fla) def. Marcus Ferreira (Vandy) 6-4, 6-4
Blaise Bicknell (Fla) def. Macsen Sisam (Vandy) 7-5, 6-2
Josh Goodger (Fla) def. Joubert Klopper (Vandy) 6-2, 6-2
Jeremie Casabon (Vandy) def. Cotter Wilson (Ole Miss) 7-5, 6-2
Lukas Greif (Fla) def. James Ignatowich (Vandy) 3-1 retired
Brian Berdusco (Fla) def. Connor Robb-Wilcox (Vandy) 6-2, 6-1