June Stewart Invitational
Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2020
Currey Tennis Center • Nashville, Tenn.
Friday, Oct. 30
10 a.m. – Vanderbilt vs. Auburn Singles
Followed by – Kentucky vs. Tennessee Singles
Saturday, Oct. 31
10 a.m. – Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee Singles
Followed by – Auburn vs. Kentucky Singles
Sunday, Nov. 1
9 a.m. – Auburn vs. Tennessee Singles
Followed by – Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky Singles
• Vanderbilt will close its 2020 fall schedule when its hosts its second tournament – the June Stewart Invitational – from Friday through Sunday at Currey Tennis Center.
• Throughout the weekend, Vanderbilt will host SEC programs Kentucky, Tennessee and Auburn.
• Due to health and safety concerns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Vanderbilt will not permit spectators to attend the tournament.
• Thus far this fall, first-year student-athletes Anessa Lee and Holly Staff have made their names known with Lee winning four of her six singles matches – all in straight sets – and Staff winning three matches while battling through three sets in each of her wins to date. Combined with doubles play, Staff is 4-1 in doubles and owns a 7-4 collegiate record thus far.
• In the Music City Scramble to open the slate, Emma Kurtz paced Vandy with three victories over opponents from Tennessee and Ole Miss while Staff, Lee and Marcella Cruz all earned two wins on opening weekend.
• Last time out at the UT Fall Invite, Amanda Meyer posted a perfect weekend against opponents from South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee while Lee also picked up two more victories against her Gamecock and Bulldog foes.
• In July, Aleke Tsoubanos was promoted to head coach after spending 13 years as an assistant under Geoff Macdonald. A former standout on the court for the Dores, Tsoubanos helped lead Vanderbilt to the 2015 national championship and takes over a program that was won 236 matches since she joined the program after her playing days.
• Announced in August, the SEC allows tennis programs across the conference the opportunity to compete in three fall events against fellow SEC members or nonconference programs from the school’s geographic region.