NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The No. 35 Vanderbilt women’s tennis team will host No. 49 Kentucky on Saturday at noon for its lone SEC match of the weekend.
The Commodores went 2-1 last weekend, including a victory over SEC foe No. 50 Alabama. The weekend also saw No. 35 Celia-Belle Mohr and Anessa Lee extend their singles win streaks to five and four, respectively. In addition to Mohr, two Dores earned individual rankings in the latest ITA polls: Bridget Stammel at No. 78 and Anna Ross at No. 113. Mohr and doubles partner Marcella Cruz came in at No. 73.
The Wildcats also faced off against Auburn and Alabama last weekend; however, they were unable to come out victorious. On Wednesday, Kentucky fell to Ohio State in a midweek matchup. In SEC play, the Wildcats are 4-6 and have one singles player (No. 32) and one doubles pairing (No. 44) in the latest ITA rankings.
Vanderbilt has won nine of the past 10 matchups against Kentucky and will work to improve to 33-20 overall against the SEC rival.
Home Match Notes
Saturday’s match will be played at the Lummis Family Tennis Center, and admission is free. Fans can find parking in the 25th Avenue Garage, and the tennis center will enforce the clear bag policy.
Chicken Shack will be at the match against Kentucky, where the first $500 worth of food will be paid for by Vanderbilt’s tennis program. Alcohol will be available for purchase.
Vanderbilt will continue its home stand when it hosts No. 52 LSU at noon on Friday, April 14, followed by a match against TSU, which will not begin before 4 p.m. CT. On Sunday, April 16, the Dores will celebrate senior day against No. 2 Texas A&M.