Dores Lose Duel to Dogs

Vanderbilt falls to No. 6 Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. – The No. 30 Vanderbilt women’s tennis team fell to No. 6 Georgia 4-0 on Friday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Georgia sits atop the SEC standings with an 11-1 conference record. The Dores move to 11-8 overall and 6-6 in SEC play.

The 33rd-ranked Vandy doubles team of Celia-Belle Mohr and Anessa Lee scored a win over the nation’s No. 9 team of Aysegul Mert and Dasha Vidmanova 6-2, but the Dores dropped matches on courts 2 and 3 and the Bulldogs secured the doubles point.

Mohr, ranked No. 8 nationally in singles, raced to take the first set against No. 21 Vidmanova, and Dore Holly Staff led 7-6, 2-0 over No. 85 Anastasiia Lopata, but neither player but was able to finish their match before Georgia won three singles matches to seal the team victory.

1. #8 Mohr (Vanderbilt) vs. #21 Vidmanova 6-2, 3-4 unfinished
2. #38 Alexandra Vecic (Georgia) def. Valeria Ray 6-4, 6-1
3. #86 Mell Reasco (Georgia) vs. Lee 6-1, 5-3 unfinished
4. Staff (Vanderbilt) vs. #85 Lopata 7-6 (4), 2-0 unfinished
5. Mert (Georgia) def. Amy Stevens 6-2, 6-1
6. Guillermina Grant (Georgia) def. Naomi Katz 6-0, 6-2

1. #33 Mohr/Lee (Vanderbilt) def. #9 Mert/Vidmanova 6-2
2. #40 Mai Nirundorn/Grant (Georgia) def. #83 Ray/Staff 6-1
3. Lopata/Reasco (Georgia) def. Bridget Stammel/Stevens 6-2

Up Next: The Commodores close out their regular season Sunday at noon in Knoxville against No. 17 Tennessee before returning to Athens next week to compete in the SEC tournament.