Men’s Tennis Adds Two

Vanderbilt adds a pair to the men’s tennis program

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt head men’s tennis coach Ian Duvenhage announced Wednesday the additions of Michael Ross and Siim Troost to the Commodore program. The duo is set to join Vanderbilt in the fall of 2021. 

“We welcome Michael Ross and Siim Troost to the Vanderbilt men’s tennis program,” said head coach Ian Duvenhage. Michael and Siim are both highly accomplished players and we are extremely excited to see the contributions they make to our program in the years to come.” 

A breakdown of each future Commodore can be found below. 

Michael Ross

Michael Ross
Charleston, S.C. • South Carolina Connections Academy
Instagram: @michaelross12

  • A blue-chip recruit ranked No. 14 in the country and No. 1 in South Carolina
  • Was top 10 in the nation in the Boys 16s rankings
  • Has a record of 15-2 against five-star players while going 10-5 against fellow blue-chip recruits
  • Earned the Southern Singles championship (2020)
  • Finished fourth in the Winter Nationals in both singles and doubles (2019)
  • Won the National Level 2 championship (2019)
  • Sister, Anna, is a member of the Vanderbilt women’s tennis team
  • Three family members, including his brother (Eddie), father (Ed) and uncle (John), all played tennis at SMU
  • Mother, Nancy, played golf at Indiana
  • Uncle, Michael Neill, played football at Stanford
  • Chose Vanderbilt because … “There are multiple reasons for my decisions of committing to Vanderbilt. It all started off with my sister, Anna. Dropping her off at college and being able to see campus and what it’s all about really hit me hard. The academics are phenomenal, and the university is placed in the beautiful city of Nashville – the home of country music – which happens to be my favorite genre. After taking three visits to three different colleges, Vanderbilt was clearly the decision for me.”

Siim Troost

Siim Troost
Tallinn, Estonia • Minnesota
Instagram: @troost99

  • Transferring to Vanderbilt from Minnesota after the spring 2021 season
  • Played No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Gophers as a freshman in 2019-20, posting a 7-4 singles record and 5-2 doubles mark in the spring
  • Posted a 7-3 singles mark and 7-4 doubles mark during the fall season
  • Was the Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree for Minnesota
  • Attended high school at Audentese Spordigümnaasium in Estonia
  • Was the national champion in doubles for Estonia (2018)
  • Also reached the singles National Semifinals (2018)
  • Multi-time ITF Junior Tournament winner in doubles
  • Won an ITF singles tournament in the fifth grade
  • Chose Vanderbilt because … “I chose Vanderbilt for its excellent academics, athletics and environment.”