NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Wrapping up the 2019 regular season, No. 30 Vanderbilt men’s tennis team fell short to No. 17 Georgia, 4-1, on Sunday at the Currey Tennis Center.
Sophomore duo George Harwell and Max Freeman kicked off the match for the Dores, taking down Georgia’s Trent Bryde and Philip Henning, 6-2.
The Bulldogs bounced back with a win on Court 2 over Commodore pair Panu Virtanen and Macsen Sisam, 6-4.
With the doubles point coming down to Dore duo and 33rd-ranked Cam Klinger and Billy Rowe on Court 1, the pair fought hard to earn a comeback and tie the match, 4-4. But Bulldog duo Walker Duncan and Emil Reinberg ultimately secured the win, 6-4, and the doubles point.
Heading into singles, Harwell battled against Georgia’s Trent Bryde and defated the Bulldog, 6-2, in the first set. Putting the Dores on the board, the sophomore once again held Bryde to two games to secure the win in a straight-set 6-2, 6-2, victory.
The Bulldogs extended their lead to 3-0, earning victories over No. 74 Klinger, 6-3, 6-1, and freshman Sisam, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2.
Freeman fought back on Court 5 to force the match into a third set, earning a 6-2 victory in the second set.
Georgia’s No. 122 Philip Henning held Freeman to two games in the final set, clinching the match for the Bulldogs, 4-1.
The Dores are back in action in Gainesville, Florida, on Thursday to compete in the 2019 SEC Tournament.
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