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Commodores overpower Northwestern, 5-2

EVANSTON, Ill. — The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team earned its first road victory of the season with a 5-2 win over Northwestern on Friday at the Combe Tennis Center.

“This is a quality win on the road,” Vanderbilt head coach Geoff Macdonald said. “We played a very good team, we respect Northwestern a ton. I am very pleased with how we performed today.”

Opening strong in doubles play, the Commodores claimed the point with wins at No. 1 and 2.

No. 12 pair Christina Rosca and Georgia Drummy stepped up to collect the Dores’ first doubles victory with a 6-3 win.

Collecting the doubles point, freshman Anna Ross and senior Emma Kurtz won 6-3 to put the Dores in the lead 1-0.

In singles, the Commodores struck first with Drummy winning in straight sets 6-1, 6-2 to put the Dores up 2-0.

With a straight set victory, junior Amanda Meyer advanced the Dores’ lead to 3-1 with a win. Clinching the match for the Commodores, Rosca won 6-3, 6-3 to clinch the match, 4-1.

Both teams decided to play the match out where Ross rallied to win 7-6 (5), 6-4.

Freshman Dasha Kourkina fell 6-2, 5-7, 1-0, to mark the final score 5-2.

 Vanderbilt returns to action at 11 a.m. CT Sunday to face No. 2 North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.