Commodores Set to Host June Stewart

Dores welcome five teams to the Currey Tennis Center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team will host its final team tournament of the fall season, the June Stewart Invitational on Nov. 1 at the Currey Tennis Center.

“This tournament honors the memory of a pioneer in women’s athletics at Vanderbilt and will feature some of the best players in college tennis.  June Stewart was a pioneer in advancing women’s athletics and was a career employee at Vanderbilt rising to an associate athletic director at the end of her career, ” said head coach Geoff Macdonald.

“I fondly remember June coming to the tournament year end and year out watching and appreciating the fine play. It is an honor to host this tournament in memory of her and her legacy.”

The eighth-ranked Commodores welcome Kansas, Lipscomb, Middle Tennessee State, Princeton and Tennessee to Nashville.

Last season, the Commodores closed out the June Stewart Invitational undefeated earning 32 victories over the weekend.

The Dores enter this year’s edition of the event following a battling at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional, where doubles tandem Anna Ross and Emma Kurtz advanced to the semifinals after picking up three consecutive matches. As a team, the Dores collected 12 victories to close out the tournament.

The Invitational will open on Friday at 10 a.m. CT with doubles play and will be a round robin format. The Commodores will kick off play at 1 p.m. CT.

Admission is free and parking is available in the 25th Avenue garage.

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