Dominant on Day 2

Five Dores alive in singles, two doubles teams advance again in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team is represented by five players in the singles Round of 16 plus a pair of doubles teams are through to the quarterfinals following Friday’s play at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship at Tennessee.

Ten of Vanderbilt’s 11 singles victories Friday came in straight sets. The Dores won four more sets to love on the second day of the tournament after recording six shutout sets during Thursday’s first round.

Bridget Stammel, seeded third, dropped just four games in two singles matches to advance to the fourth round. She will be joined in the Round of 16 by two other teammates who are among the top five seeds, No. 1 Célia-Belle Mohr and No. 5 seed Anessa Lee. 

Saturday’s singles schedule will include the Round of 16 matches in the morning followed by the quarterfinals in the afternoon. All five Commodore singles matches are against SEC foes, including four against the host Lady Vols. 

A pair of Vanderbilt doubles teams—top seeds Mohr and Lee, as well as fourth seeds Holly Staff and Valeria Ray—advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinals. Both teams will face SEC foes.

Friday Results
Singles – Championship Draw, Second Round
#12 Celia-Belle Mohr (Vanderbilt) def. Sofia Mazzucato (Xavier) 6-1, 6-0
#67 Bridget Stammel (Vanderbilt) def. Annika Pschorr (Murray St.) 6-2, 6-0
#103 Anessa Lee (Vanderbilt) def. Emilia Valentinsson (Miami U.) 6-1, 6-1
Holly Staff (Vanderbilt) def. Laura Greb (Dayton) 6-1, 6-1
Valeria Ray (Vanderbilt) def. Norah Balthazor (Butler) 6-0, 6-1
Amy Stevens (Vanderbilt) def. Abby Nugent (Xavier) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2

Singles – Championship Draw, Third Round
#12 Mohr (Vanderbilt) def. Camila Soares (Memphis) 6-3, 6-3
#67 Stammel (Vanderbilt) def. Juana Larranaga (Purdue) 6-2, 6-0
#103 Lee (Vanderbilt) def. Rut Galindo (Lipscomb) 6-4, 6-1
Staff (Vanderbilt) def. Sasha Parkhomenko (Eastern Kentucky) 6-2, 6-2
Ray (Vanderbilt) def. Csilla Fodor (Purdue) 7-6 (6), 7-5
#122 Elizabeth Stevens (Kentucky) def. Stevens (Vanderbilt) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Doubles – Championship Draw, Round of 16
Mohr/Lee (Vanderbilt) def. Asia Fontana/Yu-Hua Cheng (Austin Peay) 8-3
Staff/Ray (Vanderbilt) def. Camila Soares/ Monique Woog (Memphis) 8-4
Esther Adeshina/Sofia Cabezas (Tennessee) def. Stammel/Sonya Macavei (Vanderbilt) 8-6

Saturday Schedule
Singles – Championship Draw, Round of 16
10 a.m. – [1] Mohr (Vanderbilt) vs. [9-16] Sofia Cabezas (Tennessee)
10 a.m. – [3] Stammel (Vanderbilt) vs. [17-32] Esther Adeshina (Tennessee)
10 a.m. – [5] Lee (Vanderbilt) vs. [9-16] Lauren Anzalotta (Tennessee)
10 a.m. – [9] Staff (Vanderbilt) vs. [17-32] Lidia Gonzalez (Kentucky)
10 a.m. – [17-32] Ray (Vanderbilt) vs [9-16] Eleonora Molinaro (Tennessee)

Singles – Consolation Draw, Second Round
tba – Macavei (Vanderbilt) vs. Emma Peeler (Chattanooga)

Doubles – Championship Draw, Quarterfinals
8 a.m. – [1] Mohr/Lee (Vanderbilt) vs. [9-16] Alana Wolfberg/Catherine Aulia (Tennessee)
8 a.m. – [4] Staff/Ray (Vanderbilt) vs. [9-16] Elizabeth Eades /Lidia Gonzalez (Kentucky)

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