Dores Host Michigan State, Northwestern

Vandy faces Michigan State and Northwestern in weekend matchup

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt men’s tennis team enters the weekend scheduled to play a pair of matches at home, facing Michigan State on Saturday at noon and Northwestern on Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Dores (7-1) will be looking for their fourth consecutive win and enter the weekend matchup after almost two weeks off, having last played defeating Belmont and Butler in a doubleheader on Feb. 4.

No. 16 Michigan State enters the weekend with a perfect 9-0 record, having last played Feb. 9, defeating Clemson 6-1. Last season saw the Spartans finish 11-14, making it to the Big Ten tournament and losing to No. 7 Michigan. Four players are ranked among the top 125 in the nation for singles, as well as two doubles pairs, with the tandem of Max Sheldon and Ozan Baris holding the current No. 1 position for doubles.

Sunday’s opponent, Northwestern, posts a 5-6 record with a two-match winning streak. The Wildcats faced Clemson and IUPUI in a doubleheader last weekend, coming out on top.

Home Match Notes
Indoor matches will be 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: For the weekend’s matches, promotions include a Lululemon gift card raffle on Saturday and a Starbucks gift card raffle on Sunday. We will be raffling 10 $75 Lululemon gift cards and 10 $25 Starbucks gift cards. Recipients must stay until the end of the match to receive their prize. There will also be a Love Serving Autism post-match clinic on Saturday; email for more details.

Up Next: Vanderbilt is scheduled to face Pepperdine and Lipscomb on Feb. 23, their fourth doubleheader of the season.