Dores Sweep Music City Doubleheader

Men’s tennis top local foes Belmont, Tennessee State on Friday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt men’s tennis swept the competition Friday, earning victories over a pair of Nashville foes. The Commodores took the first match of the day over Belmont, 6-1, before sweeping Tennessee State, 5-0, to pick up their second win of Friday’s doubleheader.

The Dores hold a 6-0 dual record heading into Sunday’s doubleheader.

Against the Bruins

  • Vanderbilt was tested by Belmont en route to a 6-1 victory.
  • At the No. 3 doubles spot, Marcus Ferreira and Joubert Klopper were the first duo off the court with a 6-1 victory over their Bruins competition.
  • George Harwell and Max Freeman teamed up on Court 2 where they dropped a 6-3 decision.
  • Coming down to the top court, Siim Troost and Michael Ross secured the doubles point for the Commodores after a 6-3 victory over Diego Castro and Tomas Luis of Belmont.
  • In singles, the Dores went 5-1 with Klopper ultimately clinching the match with a hard-fought, three-set thriller, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-1, over his Belmont opponent.
  • Harwell put up the first singles point for the Dores with his 6-4, 6-1 set wins at the top singles spot.
  • Freeman battled until the very end, but ultimately fell by a score of 6-4, 6-2 on Court 4.
  • Ferreira added to Vandy’s lead with a 6-3, 6-4 victory on Court 3 singles.
  • Jeremie Casabon made it 5-1 Dores with a pair of 7-5 set wins on Court 5 over Belmont’s Taisei Miyamoto.
  • Macsen Sisam rounded out the first match of the day with a two-set win on Court 6, 7-6 (3), 6-2.

Against the Tigers

  • Vanderbilt swept Tennessee State, 5-0, to pick up their second victory of the day and improve 6-0 on the year.
  • The Dores jumped out to a quick lead with the doubles point as all three courts won their matches.
  • Siim Troost and Michael Ross finished first with a convincing win at the top doubles spot to give the home team the edge.
  • Macsen Sisam and Jeremie Casabon clinched the point, finishing second at Court 3. Marcus Ferreira and Joubert Klopper rounded out the match to secure the sweep at doubles.
  • Klopper did not drop a game en route to a pair of 6-0 set wins at No. 2 singles to give the Dores the 2-0 lead.
  • Moving up to the No. 4 singles spot, Sisam claimed a set of 6-2 and 6-1 victories to finish 2-0 in singles competition on the day.
  • Troost called the match, 6-1, 6-3, with his second clincher and win of the season.
  • Ferreira closed out Vandy’s sweep with strong 6-2 and 6-0 set wins on Court 3.

What They’re Saying
Head coach Ian Duvenhage

“I thought it was a good day. I knew that Belmont was going to test us, and it got a little hairy there at one point, but we were able to right the ship at No. 2 singles when Joubert Klopper came back on the third set, 6-1, after losing the second set.”

“I thought that Jeremie Casabon, especially did a good job against the guy [Taisei Miyamoto] whose given us a tough time before.”

“For the second match, I thought we just were very businesslike and went about our jobs to get it done. So, we’ll practice tomorrow and get ready for Northwestern.”

Up Next

The Commodores continue their homestand on Sunday with another doubleheader, starting with Big Ten foe Northwestern at noon, before returning to the courts to face Tennessee State again at 4 p.m.

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