Dores Headed to City of Angels

Vanderbilt to compete in Los Angeles Regional for ITA Kickoff Weekend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt men’s tennis will open its ITA Kickoff Weekend play Friday at 4 p.m. CT against top-seeded host USC in Los Angeles.

Contingent on Friday’s results, the Commodores will either face off against UCLA or Memphis on Sunday.

This weekend marks the Dores’ 13th  ITA Kickoff Weekend appearance since the inaugural tournament in 2009. Spanning 15 men’s and women’s sites across the country, ITA Kickoff Weekend brings together the top 60 men’s and women’s tennis teams to take part in highly competitive, non-conference play.

Follow along with the Commodores in the Los Angeles Regional here.

Event: ITA Kickoff Weekend
Dates:  Jan. 27-29
Site: Los Angeles, California / Marks Stadium

Los Angeles Regional: Vanderbilt, USC, Memphis, UCLA

Format:  The tournament will follow traditional collegiate format with teams playing the best of seven matches, made up of six points from singles, and one point from doubles.  With four teams at each host site, the winners from the opening round of matches will face off in the second round to determine who will reach the 2023 ITA National Team Indoor Championships hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Illinois.

Saturday: Vanderbilt at USC, 4 p.m. CT
Sunday: Vanderbilt at Memphis/UCLA, TBD

Up Next: After this weekend, the Commodores open home play on Feb. 4 with a double header against Princeton (11 a.m.) and Tennessee State (3:30 p.m.).