Dores Tame Tigers

Vanderbilt remains undefeated at home

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt men’s tennis defeated Memphis, 5-2, on Friday at the Currey Tennis Center to remain undefeated at home.

In doubles play, the Dores started strong but Memphis swiftly pulled ahead to claim the doubles point.

Senior pair Billy Rowe and Panu Virtanen claimed the first win with 6-2 victory over Cutting and Stevenson.

Junior George Harwell and sophomore Macsen Sisam fell short to Pallares and Sydow, 6-4, to leave the doubles decision to Court 3.

Commodore duo Max Freeman and Christiaan Worst battled to take down Matt and James Story but came up short in the tiebreak, 7-6 (2).

In singles, the Commodores fought back to tie the match with junior George Harwell winning in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, at the No. 2 position.

Virtanen dominated on court 5 to push the Dores into the lead with a straight set victory over Taylor, 6-1, 6-4, followed by sophomore Marcus Ferreira making a comeback to defeat Stevenson, 3-6, 7-6, 7-5.

Clinching the match for the Commodores, Rowe bounced back from a 7-6 defeat in the first set to outlast Pallares, 6-1, 6-3, to claim the match, 4-2.

With one court remaining, freshman Joubert Klopper played his match out where he defeated Sydow, 6-4, 7-6 (5) to advance the final score to 5-2 for the Dores.

Vanderbilt remains a perfect 4-0 at home and will return to action at the Currey on Sunday to host Harvard and Middle Tennessee in a doubleheader.

Play begins at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday and admission is free.

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