Black & Gold Invite on Tap

Men’s tennis to host three-day tournament to close out October action

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt men’s tennis team plays at home for the first time this season when it hosts Belmont, Georgia Tech, Memphis and Middle Tennessee for the Black & Gold Invitational starting Friday at the Lummis Family Tennis Center.

Schools will be matched against each other in both singles and doubles at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Vandy slated to play each afternoon.

Eight Commodores will compete over the weekend including Joubert Klopper, Juan Lopez and Michael Ross who all reached the third round recently at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship.

Event: Black & Gold Invitational
Dates: Friday-Sunday
Site: Nashville, Tenn. | Lummis Family Tennis Center
Format: The tournament will feature round-robin play in singles and doubles over three days

Competing Schools: Georgia Tech/Belmont, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt

Commodores Competing: Mitchell Deames, Alexandre Hillhouse, Oscar Jensen, Joubert Klopper, Juan Lopez, Callum Rendle, Michael Ross and Paul Wang

9:30 a.m. – Memphis vs. Middle Tennessee
1:30 p.m. – Vanderbilt vs. Georgia Tech/Belmont

9:30 a.m. – Georgia Tech/Belmont vs. Middle Tennessee
1:30 p.m. – Vanderbilt vs. Memphis

9:30 a.m. – Georgia Tech/Belmont vs. Memphis
1:30 p.m. – Vanderbilt vs. Middle Tennessee


Up Next: Jeremie Casabon and Nathan Cox, ITA regional doubles champions, head to the ITA National Fall Championship in San Diego, with the first round getting underway on Wednesday.