ATLANTA — A 3-0 mark in doubles and a victory over a nationally-ranked singles opponent highlighted the performance of the Vanderbilt men’s tennis team Saturday on the second day of the Georgia Tech Invitational at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.
The pairings of Jeremie Casabon and Siim Troost, and Marcus Ferreira and Mitchell Deames picked up their second victories in as many days, while Joubert Klopper teamed with Nathan Cox to give the Commodores a perfect doubles mark on the day.
Cox followed that by rebounding from a loss in the first set to defeat Marcus McDaniel—ranked among the top 100 in the country in the first ratings released this season by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association—of the host Yellow Jackets, with Troost also earning a three-set win to improve to 2-0 in singles on the weekend. Klopper picked up his first singles victory of the tournament in three sets as well.
Miguel Perez Pena (Georgia) def. Jeremie Casabon (Vanderbilt), 6-2, 6-4
Nathan Cox (Vanderbilt) def. #97 Marcus McDaniel (Georgia Tech), 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Elias Shokry (Georgia Tech) def. Mitchell Deames (Vanderbilt), 7-6 (6), 5-7, 6-3
Martin Katz (Miami [Fla.]) def. Marcus Ferreira (Vanderbilt), 6-2, 6-3
#59 Joubert Klopper (Vanderbilt) def. Nacho Serra Sanchez (Miami [Fla.]), 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-4
Siim Troost (Vanderbilt) def. Vignesh Gogineni (Yale), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Renaud Lefevre (Yale) def. Paul Wang (Vanderbilt), 6-2, 6-3
Casabon/Troost (Vanderbilt) def. Martin/Sachdev (Georgia Tech), 8-7 (4)
Ferreira/Deames (Vanderbilt) def. Lefevre/Sun (Yale), 8-6
Klopper/Cox (Vanderbilt) def. Paulsell/Perez Pena (Georgia), 8-2
The final day of the tournament will get underway at 8 a.m. CT with doubles once again played ahead of singles.