LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Vanderbilt men’s tennis team saw its lineup go 8-0 in singles action to highlight the Commodores’ performance Thursday on the opening day of the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship.
Competing at both the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center (Louisville) and Eddie Weber Tennis Complex (Bellarmine), the Dores claimed six of eight singles matches in straight sets with both Siim Troost and Nathan Cox dropping just two games apiece. Vandy saw three of its four doubles combinations pick up first-round victories as well.
Jeremie Casabon (Vanderbilt) def. Tom Ciszewski (IUPUI), 7-6 (3), 6-4
Nathan Cox (Vanderbilt) def. Lucas Sakamaki (Southern Indiana), 6-0, 6-2
Mitchell Deames (Vanderbilt) def. Kyle Totorica (Xavier), 6-2, 6-2
Marcus Ferreira (Vanderbilt) def. Nil Moinet (Tennessee State), 5-7, 7-5, 6-0
#59 Joubert Klopper (Vanderbilt) def. Jake Penny (Lipscomb), 6-3, 6-3
Michael Ross (Vanderbilt) def. Gabriel Sardo (Belmont), 6-1, 6-4
Macsen Sisam (Vanderbilt) def. Rahulniket Konakanchi (Butler), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Siim Troost (Vanderbilt) def. Paul Reynolds (Bellarmine), 6-1, 6-1
Cox/Ross (Vanderbilt) def. Britt-Alvarez/Copin (Tennessee State), 8-4
Sisam/Klopper (Vanderbilt) def. Reynolds/Nice (Bellarmine), 8-4
Troost/Casabon (Vanderbilt) def. Minami/Schaub (Austin Peay), 8-4
Labrador/Welch (Purdue) def. Deames/Wang (Vanderbilt), 8-5
The Commodores will resume action at the event with the second round of the doubles draw beginning at 8 a.m. CT Friday. Singles play—including the next two rounds of the competition—will get underway at 9 a.m.