Dores Begin Homestand with Doubleheader

Vanderbilt plays at home Sunday against Belmont/Butler

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt men’s tennis returns home with a pair of matches at the Lummis Family Tennis Center this weekend. On Sunday, the Commodores face Belmont at 11 a.m. and Butler at 3:30 p.m.

Last weekend at the ITA Kickoff, the Dores split their two matches against No. 1 Ohio State and Oregon. In the first match, Vanderbilt was at a disadvantage after dropping the doubles point and after a valiant effort, they came up short against the Buckeyes. The following day Vanderbilt rallied, once again dropping the doubles point but fighting back in singles for an overall 4-2 victory over the Ducks.

Belmont (0-0) opens their season on Saturday, Feb. 3, after a cancelled trio of weekend matches due to winter weather. Last season saw the Dores top the Bruins 6-1 during the spring matchup in February.

Butler (2-4) is coming off a loss, having competed this past weekend in Cleveland, Ohio, and falling to Cleveland State 6-1. Vanderbilt will be looking for its second consecutive win over the Bulldogs, previously posting a 4-3 victory against Butler for the 2022–23 season.

Home Match Notes
Wednesday’s matches will be played at Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Pavilion at the Lummis Family Tennis Center, and admission is free. Free parking is available in the 25th Avenue Garage through the Highland Avenue entrance. For matches that begin before 5 p.m. on weekdays, spectators may park in any nonreserved space on floors nine through 11, and up to one hour before the start of the match. For evening and weekend matches, spectators may park in any nonreserved space using the Highland Avenue entrance. Vanderbilt tennis matches will enforce a clear bag policy. 

Promotions/Giveaways: Sunday’s giveaway will feature free Vanderbilt men’s tennis posters on a first –come, first served basis.

Up Next: The Commodores continue their homestand on Saturday, Feb. 17, at noon against Michigan State.