Confident Fall Debut

Dores collect six victories to conclude Puerto Rico Fall Classic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Finishing strong in their fall season debut, the Vanderbilt women’s tennis team collected six singles victories to wrap up the Puerto Rico Fall Classic on Sunday.

Starting strong for the Commodores, freshman Marcella Cruz tabbed her third victory as a Dore with a 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-2, victory over Wake Forest’s Brylin. Earning a strong start to her first collegiate season, Cruz concludes the Puerto Rico Classic undefeated.

Claiming her first victory as a Dore, freshman Dasha Kourkina took down Wake Forest’s Meredith in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2 to wrap up her collegiate debut.

Looking to remain perfect in her fall season debut, junior Amanda Meyer continued to dominate the weekend as she battled against Clemson’s Marti. Meyer commanded an early lead claiming the first set, 6-4. Maintaining momentum, the junior secured the match with a 7-5 victory in the second set.

Tabbing another perfect singles record, sophomore Georgia Drummy faced Clemson’s Louka in the final round of singles. Blanking Louka in the first set, Drummy remained confident to collect the victory with a 6-3 win in the second set. Today’s win marks the sophomore’s third consecutive singles victory of the tournament.

Senior Rosca and freshman Anna Ross finished their fall season debuts on top, both earning straight set victories. Rosca defeated Clemson’s Middlebrooks, 6-4, 6-0, followed by Ross topping Clemson’s Riley, 7-5, 6-2.

Following a dominant start to the fall, the Commodores will be back in action competing in the Debbie Southern Fall Classic in Greenville, South Carolina, on September 20.

Keep up with the Commodores as they continue their fall season by following @VandyWTennis on Twitter and Instagram.

Vanderbilt Results


Kourkina (VU) def. Meredith (WFU) – 6-2, 6-2

Rosca (VU) def. Middlebrooks (Clemson) – 6-4, 6-0

Ross (VU) def. Riley (Clemson) – 7-5, 6-2

Drummy (VU) def. Louka (Clemson) – 6-0, 6-3

Cruz (VU) def. Brylin (WFU) – 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-2

Meyer (VU) def. Marti (Clemson) – 6-4, 7-5

Franco (WFU) def. Emma (VU) – 7-5, 6-1

*Did not compete in doubles due to lack of time*