Battling at Bulldog Invite

Klopper wins in singles and doubles on Day Two in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. — Vanderbilt men’s tennis added another doubles win and a pair of singles wins from Joubert Klopper at the Bulldog Invitational on Saturday inside the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

Klopper began the day in the consolation bracket after a tough, three-set match Friday. He rebounded for a decisive, 6-2, 6-3 win over Dartmouth’s Alejandro Quiles and then led 3-2 before Tennessee’s Mark Wallner retired from the match.

Klopper was also part of Vanderbilt’s doubles win. He teamed up with Connor Robb-Wilcox for an 8-2 victory over Miami’s pairing of Vasser/Jalif.

Junior Siim Troot lost a long three-setter in the quarterfinals. He narrowly dropped the first set in the tiebreaker 7-5, rebounded to win 6-2 before falling 6-3 in the final set. He also paired with Michael Ross and dropped a close battle 8-6 against Georgia’s Paulsell/Grevelius on their home courts.

The three-day invitational continues Sunday. To follow along and for full draws and results click here.

Next week, the Commodores will host their annual Commodore Invitational on Oct. 15-17 to wrap up the Fall season.

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Vanderbilt Results
Day Two
QF – Coy Simon (UNCC) def. Ross, 6-2, 6-3
CONS – Alvarez (Dartmouth) def. Ross, 6-2, 6-3
QF – Britton Johnston (Georgia) def. Troost, 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-3
CONS – Savva (UNCC) def. Troost (Vanderbilt), 6-3, 6-2
CONS – Klopper def. Alejandro Quiles (Dartmouth), 6-2, 6-3
CONS – Klopper def. Mark Wallner (Tennessee), 3-2, ret.

CONS – Klopper/Robb-Wilcox, 8-3 def. Vasser/Jalif (Miami), 8-2
CONS – Paulsell/Grevelius (Georgia) def. Troost/Ross, 8-6


Day One
Ross (Vandy) def. Conor Gannon (Tennessee), 7-5, 6-3
Mikhail Sokolovskiy (Charlotte) def. Klopper (Vandy), 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
Siim Troost (Vandy) def. Carter Morgan (South Carolina), 7-5, 6-4
Trey Mallory (UNC-Wilmington) def. Robb-Wilcox (Vandy), 6-7, 6-2, 2-1 (ret.)

Diaz/Wallner (Tennessee) def. Troost/Ross, 8-5
Rasamatov/Innocenti (Wilmington) def. Klopper/Robb-Wilcox, 8-3