Klopper Earns SEC Honors

Junior Joubert Klopper named men's tennis Player of the Week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. โ€”ย Vanderbilt menโ€™s tennis player Joubert Klopper has been named SEC Player of the Week, as announced by the league office Wednesday.

Klopper, a native of Bloemfontein, South Africa, is 7-0 in both doubles and singles play for the dual season. He helped the Commodores continue their winning streak this season with a pair of victories over ACC foe Virginia Tech 4-3 and a sweep over The Citadel.

The junior posted three victories in last Sundayโ€™s doubleheader including wins in both singles matches. He currently sits at No. 94 in the ITA singles rankings.

Starting off the morning against the Hokies, Klopper clinched the match in a two-set thriller, 7-6 (2), 6-4, over Alvaro Ariza on Court 2.

In the afternoon against the Bulldogs, Klopper and partner Marcus Ferreira clinched a quick doubles point for the Dores after a 6-2 victory at the No. 2 spot. Klopper moved up to the top singles spot to defeat Hayden Shoemake in straight sets 6-2, 6-0.

Klopper and the Commodores are back in action this weekend hosting a pair of doubleheaders at the Currey Tennis Center. The Commodores are set to host a pair of Music City foes Friday with Belmont (2 p.m.) before returning to the courts for a 6 p.m. match against Tennessee State.

Vandy rounds out the weekend with a noon match Sunday against Big Ten foe Northwestern before a second dual against Tennessee State at 4 p.m.