Commodores Perfect

Dores go undefeated on Day 1 of ITA Regionals

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ­– The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team went undefeated in seven singles matches and three doubles matches on Thursday on Day 1 of the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship in Knoxville, Tennessee.

All of the Commodores’ singles victories came in straight-set fashion.

Thursday’s action was highlighted by the ninth singles victories of the season for Celia-Belle Mohr, Sonya Macavei and Bridget Stammel.

In doubles play, Holly Staff and Dasha Kourkina defeated ETSU’s Daniela Rivera and Emilia Alfaro, 8-5. The senior/freshman duo of Macavei and Marcella Cruz was an 8-4 winner over Kentucky’s Florencia Urrutia and Lidia Gonzalez, while Mohr and Stammel cruised to an 8-1 win against Imani Graham and Kat Lyman of Xavier.

Play in Knoxville continues Friday.

Marcella Cruz (Vanderbilt) def. Maria Campos (Louisville), 6-2, 7-5
Sonya Macavei (Vanderbilt) def. Ralitsa Alexandrova (ETSU), 6-2, 6-1
Bridget Stammel (Vanderbilt) def. Liz Norman (Purdue), 6-2, 7-6 (3)
No. 76 Anessa Lee (Vanderbilt) def. Blessing Nwaozuzu (Xavier), 6-4, 6-2
No. 64 Holly Staff (Vanderbilt) def. Melody Hefti (Austin Peay), 7-5, 6-2
Dasha Kourkina (Vanderbilt) def. Maria Santilli (Cincinnati), 6-2, 6-2
Celia-Belle Mohr (Vanderbilt) def. Sabhyata Nihalani (Indiana), 6-2, 6-0

Holly Staff/Dasha Kourkina (Vanderbilt) def. Daniela Rivera/Emilia Alfaro (ETSU), 8-5
Sonya Macavei/Marcella Cruz (Vanderbilt) def. Florencia Urrutia/Lidia Gonzalez (Kentucky), 8-4
Celia-Belle Mohr/Bridget Stammel (Vanderbilt) def. Imani Graham/Kat Lyman (Xavier), 8-1