NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt men’s tennis earned back-to-back victories on Sunday, defeating Michigan State, 6-1, followed by a 6-0 win over Belmont.
Opening up the first match of the day against Michigan State, the Commodores secured the doubles point on court 1 with Maxwell Freeman and Cameron Klinger defeating Michigan State duo, Rakic/Shisler, 6-3.
Clinching the doubles point for the Dores, sophomore George Harwell and junior Billy Rowe battled against Michigan State’s Carlin/Pero and took down the Spartan duo, 7-5.
Leading 1-0 heading into singles, the Commodores led on four courts after the first set with Rowe winning the Dores’ first singles point on court 5 by defeating Pero, 6-1, 6-2.
On court 2, Harwell extended Vanderbilt’s lead to 3-0 after winning in a straight set, 6-4, 6-1, over Michigan State’s Carlin.
Freshman Macsen Sisam earned his second clinch as a Dore, winning the Commodores’ fourth point over the Spartans by taking down Gates, 6-3, 6-3. The victory marked Sisam’s fourth straight dual win.
Coaches decided to continue play on the remaining courts. The Dores extended their lead to 6-1 over the Spartans with a victory from Klinger on court 1 followed by Marcus Ferreira winning in a pro set, 8-2, on court 6.
Coming off of a powerful win over Michigan State, the Commodores began play against Belmont.
The Dores quickly won the doubles point over the Bruins with wins on courts 2 and 3.
On court 3, Harwell and freshman Christiaan Worst took down Belmont pair Kelly/Sterkens 6-3 followed by Freeman and Sisam earning the win over Bruin duo Khan/Valy 7-5 on court 2.
In singles play, Rowe earned the first singles point for the Commodores for the second time on Sunday, taking down Belmont’s Sterkens in a straight set victory, 6-3, 6-3.
Rowe’s victory was followed by a strong win on court 2 by Harwell, who earned a straight-set win over Belmont’s Valy, 7-5, 6-2, advancing the Dores’ lead to 3-0.
Earning back-to-back clinches for the Commodores, scored the Dores’ fourth point by dominating Khan on court 3, 6-3, 7-6.
Following Vanderbilt’s clinch, the remaining courts played out with the Dores earning two more points, finalizing their lead to 6-0 over the Bruins.
Vanderbilt advances to 7-2 on the season and will be back in action in Nashville on Feb. 17 as it takes on Rice. Keep up with the Commodores by following @VandyMTennis on Twitter and Instagram.