One Mississippi, Two Mississippi

Dores host No. 12 Mississippi State, No. 33 Ole Miss this weekend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Commodores continue conference play this weekend, welcoming Mississippi State on Friday at 4 p.m. and Ole Miss Sunday at noon.

Mississippi State travels to Nashville after defeating No. 2 South Carolina by a score of 5-2 in Starkville last Sunday. With this win, the Bulldogs are 3-2 in conference play and 15-3 overall.

The Bulldog side sits 12th nationally and includes two ranked singles players: No. 108 Carles Hernandez and No. 123 Nemanja Malesevic. Hernandez and Malesevic also team up to make the squad’s ranked doubles pair, coming in at No. 44.

Ole Miss comes to town on Sunday after traveling to face Kentucky in Lexington on Friday afternoon. The Rebels enter the weekend sitting 12-4 overall and 2-2 in SEC play, after a 4-0 loss to Auburn last weekend.

After this week’s release, Ole Miss ranks No. 33 in the country, with Nikola Slavic sitting No. 66 among singles players. Slavic is also No. 62 in doubles play alongside teammate Lukas Engelhardt.

The Dores look to keep the momentum rolling after last week’s victory over Butler and tiebreak loss to No. 26 Florida. Several Commodores had strong showings last weekend. Jeremie Casabon and Siim Troost worked themselves into the No. 35 doubles ranking after defeating No. 18 Axel Nefve and Will Grant of Florida. Dores’ double play also saw Nathan Cox and Michael Ross pick up quick points last weekend; the pair beat their Florida opponent by a score of 6-1, and their Butler opponent 6-0.

Home Match Notes
Admission to this weekend’s tennis matches is free. For Friday’s match, parking will be available in Lot 102 off Children’s Way. For Sunday, parking will be available in 25th Avenue garage. Vanderbilt tennis matches enforce a clear bag policy.

Daddy’s Dogs will be at Friday’s match against Mississippi State, and Elliston Place Soda Shop will be at Sunday’s match against Ole Miss. The first $500 worth of food for fans will be covered by Vanderbilt’s tennis program. Alcohol will be available for purchase.

On Deck: The Dores are on the road next weekend, facing Alabama on Friday at 4 p.m. and Auburn on Sunday at noon.