NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt women’s tennis advanced to its 19th NCAA Sweet Sixteen after shutting out No. 41 Georgia Tech, 4-0, on Friday at the Currey Tennis Center.
“I’m really proud of the team and the way we competed. Georgia Tech is a very good team, they were playing with a lot of emotion and it was a closer match than the score shows. A lot of close sets but I think we competed at a very high level today to capture the win,” said head coach Geoff Macdonald.
Looking to lock in their spot in the NCAA Super Regionals, the Commodores stormed the court ready to secure the doubles point.
Commodore pair Amanda Meyer and Christina Rosca battled against Yellow Jacket duo Kenya Jones and Nadia Gizdova, holding the pair to only two games to collect the first doubles victory of the match.
The Dores grabbed the lead, 1-0, when Fernanda Contreras and Georgia Drummy took down Georgia Tech’s Gia Cohen and Nami Otsuka, 7-5, to take the doubles point over the Yellow Jackets.
Ready to maintain success heading into singles play, the Commodores quickly took the lead and secured four first sets across the courts.
Freshman Drummy increased the Dores’ lead to 2-0 with a 6-3, 3-3 (default) upset on Court 1 over No. 9-ranked Kenya Jones.
Wasting no time to extend the Dores lead, Contreras took down Georgia Tech’s Otsuk in a straight set, 6-2, 6-4, to cap her NCAA Regional weekend undefeated.
No. 18 Christina Rosca took on Georgia Tech’s Valeriya Deminova on Court 3, holding the Yellow Jacket to three games in the first set. Collecting her second clinch of the weekend, Rosca held off Deminova, 6-1, in the second set to clinch the match for the Commodores, 4-0.
Saturday’s sweep over No. 41 Georgia Tech secured the Commodores’ spot in the NCAA Super Regionals set to take place on Saturday at 1 p.m. CT at the Vanderbilt Currey Tennis Center. The Commodores will face the winner of the No. 9 Texas and No. 18 Texas A&M match. This will mark the program’s sixth consecutive NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance.
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