Commodores’ Weekend Complete

Anessa Lee finished opening spring event 3-0 in singles to lead Vandy

MIAMI — The No. 20 Vanderbilt women’s tennis team wrapped up play at the Miami Spring Invite on Sunday, taking on No. 3 NC State in singles while also facing top-ranked Texas in doubles.

Vanderbilt split the six singles matches against the Wolfpack. Anessa Lee and Amy Stevens both rallied from a set down to win in three sets while Holly Staff was a straight-sets winner. 

The Commodores came away with one doubles victory as Marcella Cruz and Bridget Stammel teamed up for a win over the Longhorns. 

Over the three-day event, Lee was undefeated in three singles matches while also posting a pair of doubles wins. 

Stammel recorded a pair of singles wins to go with Sunday’s doubles victory while Cruz was a two-time doubles winner who also earned a singles victory during the trip. Staff was also the winner of two singles matches in Miami.

#23 Amelia Rajecki (NC State) def. #35 Bridget Stammel (Vanderbilt) 6-2, 6-2
Anessa Lee (Vanderbilt) def. #97 Sophie Abrams (NC State) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
Holly Staff (Vanderbilt) def. Nell Miller (NC State) 6-4, 6-4
#25 Abigail Rencheli (NC State) def. Dasha Kourkina (Vanderbilt) 6-2, 6-3
Gina Dittmann (NC State) def. Marcella Cruz (Vanderbilt) 6-1, 6-7(4) 6-4
Amy Stevens (Vanderbilt) def. Anna Zyryanova (NC State) 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1

Taisiya Pachkaleva/Nicole Rivkin (Texas) def. Anna Ross/Staff (Vanderbilt) 6-4
Marcella Cruz/Stammel (Vanderbilt) def. Charlotte Chavatipon/Malaika Rapolu (Texas) 6-4
Susanna Brass/Grace Thomas (Texas) def. Lee/Stevens (Vanderbilt) 6-4

The Commodores will next be in action on Sunday, Jan. 22 when the team travels to Chicago to take on Northwestern.