Double Dores Dub

Vanderbilt opens season with two wins during Wednesday doubleheader

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt men’s tennis opened home play Wednesday with a win against East Tennessee State.

East Tennessee State
Posting the doubles point were Danil Panarin and Joubert Klopper taking the 6-3 victory on Court 2 and Jeremie Casabon and Nathan Cox coming out on top at Court 1—giving the Commodores a 1-0 advantage going into singles play.

Vanderbilt’s momentum continued, with Klopper dropping straight sets on Court 1. The Dores picked up 3 more singles points with Juan Lopez, Panarin, and Casabon claiming victories on Courts 2, 3 and 5. Cox forced a third set against ETSU’s James Sim, ultimately winning by default.

#59 Casabon/Cox (Vanderbilt) def. Milledge Cossu/Adam Nagoudi 6-4
Klopper/Panarin (Vanderbilt) def. Sim/Francisco Lamas 6-3

Klopper (Vanderbilt) def. Cossu 6-0, 6-2
Panarin (Vanderbilt) def. Nagoudi 6-1, 6-0
Lopez (Vanderbilt) def. Alberto Garcia 6-0, 6-3
Cox (Vanderbilt) def. Sim 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 0-0 (2-1), default
Casabon (Vanderbilt) def. Lamas 6-4, 6-4

Vanderbilt comes out on top 6-0 against East Tennessee State.

TSU Tigers
The second match of the day started with the Dores again picking up the doubles point, with Casabon/Cox and Klopper/Panarin winning their matches. Michael Ross/Lopez posted a 5-3 score after an abandoned match.

In singles, the Commodores pursued victory with Panarin and Lopez each winning straight sets. Ross and Casabon forced a third set; both came out on top, Ross with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-1 victory and Casabon winning 6-7, 6-2, 6-1.

#59 Cox/Casabon (Vanderbilt) def. Jonasz Dziopak/Daniel Caraballo 6-1
Panarin/Klopper (Vanderbilt) def. Christopher Bogelin/Diego Britt-Alvarez 6-4
Ross/Lopez (Vanderbilt) vs. Taj Hibbert/Rohan Loubser 5-3, unfinished

Panarin (Vanderbilt) def. Dziopak 6-2, 6-2
Lopez (Vanderbilt) def. Caraballo 6-4, 6-4
Hibbert (TSU) def. Cox 7-5, 6-4
Ross (Vanderbilt) def. Britt-Alvarez 6-1, 5-7, 6-1
Casabon (Vanderbilt) def. Nil Moinet 6-7, 6-2, 6-1
Alexandre Hillhouse (Vanderbilt) def. Bogelin 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-4)

The Commodores beat the Tigers 6-1.

On Deck: Vanderbilt continues home play on Jan. 21, hosting Tennessee Tech and Alabama A&M, with the first match scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.