TULSA, Okla. – Three Vanderbilt men’s tennis student-athletes continued competition in the ITA All-Americans on Tuesday.
Looking to advance to the third round of the singles qualifying draw, senior Billy Rowe battled against Virginia’s Gianni Ross. Rowe fought hard in the first set to force the match to a tiebreak but fell short, 7-6 (7). In the second set, Rowe made a comeback but Ross remained strong to secure the match, 6-4 concluding Rowe’s stint in the event.
Competing in the first round of consolation matches, junior George Harwell faced Columbia’s Rian Pandole. Opening strong in the first set, Harwell bested Pandole, 6-2. Pandole fought back in the second set to force a tiebreak but Harwell outlasted Pandole to claim the match, 7-6 (4).
Closing the day for the Commodores, sophomore Macsen Sisam took the court against Princeton’s Karl Poling. Falling short in the first set, 5-7, Sisam bounced back to force a third set taking down Poland in the second set, 6-3. Concluding Sisam’s ITA All-American run, Poling secured the third set, 6-3.
The Commodores will be back in action on Friday as they travel to Georgia Tech to compete in the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta.
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