Dores Prepare for Weekend Duel

Vanderbilt scheduled to face LSU on Friday, Georgia on Sunday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt men’s tennis team competes at home this weekend against No. 39 LSU on Friday and No. 38 Georgia on Sunday, after two weekends on the road.

This past weekend the Commodores split their matches, falling in a tight match to No. 29 Florida and defeating No. 19 South Carolina in a 4-3 upset on Sunday.

The Commodores are 12-10 this season and 3-7 in conference play, sitting in the No. 44 spot in the latest ITA rankings. Freshman Danil Panarin is ranked nationally in singles at No. 60, and Michael Ross and Joubert Klopper come in at 85th in doubles.

The Tigers (11-10, 1-9 SEC) are ranked 39th in the latest ITA rankings and will be looking for their first win in 10 matches. Last weekend saw LSU drop both matches to Texas A&M and Arkansas. The Gators boast two doubles pairs ranked nationally in this week’s ITA rankings.

The Bulldogs (12-11) are 4-6 in conference play for the season and are ranked 38th. This past weekend, Georgia added two wins to its record, defeating Southern Mississippi and Ole Miss in a doubleheader on Friday. The Dogs feature three student-athletes ranked nationally in singles and two duos in doubles.

Home Match Notes
Because of construction around Vanderbilt athletic facilities, all outdoor matches for the spring 2024 season will be played at the Ensworth Tennis Center, about 20 minutes from campus at 7405 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221. In case of rain, matches will be moved indoors to the 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. Vanderbilt tennis matches will enforce a clear bag policy.

Promotions/Giveaways: Weekend giveaways include five $75 Lululemon gift cards that will be raffled Friday and Sunday, and a custom Wilson tennis racket on Sunday. Sunday’s match is also Senior Day, celebrating six Vanderbilt men’s tennis seniors.

Up Next: Vanderbilt travels to Baton Rouge next week to compete in the SEC tournament.