Commodores Host Pair of Duals

Women's tennis hosts Arkansas and Missouri in weekend clash

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team returns home to the Currey Tennis Center as it hosts Arkansas and Missouri in SEC action. 

Opening their home slate of SEC play, the Commodores host the Razorbacks for a 1 p.m. matchup Friday to kickoff to alumni weekend. Early arriving fans will receive a free t-shirt. 

The team then returns to the court Sunday at 12:30 p.m. when they take on Missouri. An alumni tailgate will take place prior to the match outside the Currey Tennis Center and fans are encouraged to wear black for the Black Out match with rally towels available to cheer on the Dores. 

The Commodores opened their 2022 conference slate with a pair of matches at Auburn and Alabama. The Dores dropped two close matches as both came down to the final court.  

Vanderbilt moved to 8-3 on the season and 0-2 in SEC play. 

Scouting Report
Riding a four-match win streak, the Razorbacks come into the weekend ranked 65th nationally and undefeated in conference matches. They boast an identical record to the Commodores at 8-3 and have two individuals ranked in the ITA’s latest poll. Coming in 28th nationally is doubles pair of Morgan Cross and Tatum Rice. 

Missouri comes to Nashville with a 5-9 record and have lost their past four matches.  

ITA Rankings 

  • Vanderbilt ranks 39th nationally following its SEC opening weekend.  
  • Anna Ross, who went 1-1 last weekend, with a win over No. 60 Selin Ovunc of Auburn, ranks 46th nationally. 
  • Anessa Lee comes in at 64th among singles players after boasting a 1-1 record last weekend on the road. 
  • The duo of Ross and Yufei Long cracked the doubles rankings after a 1-1 weekend record, ranking 78th nationally. Together, the pair owns a 2-1 record on the top court. 

On The Radar
The Commodores return to the road for the rest of March, including trips to Texas A&M, LSU and Kentucky. 

They return to the Currey Tennis Center on April 1 when they host South Carolina.