Redbirds, Tigers Await

Vanderbilt hosts Illinois State, Memphis this weekend

Vanderbilt Commodores (3-0)
Illinois State Redbirds & Memphis Tigers

Ill. St.: Feb. 13, 2021 • 11 a.m. CT | Memphis: Feb. 14, 2021 • 1 p.m. CT

Redbirds, Tigers Await

  • Looking to extend its perfect start, Vanderbilt welcomes Illinois State and Memphis this weekend with the Redbirds in town Saturday for a 11 a.m. match with the Tigers slated for a 1 p.m. match Sunday.
  • Due to COVID-19 protocols and social distancing guidelines, fans are not permitted to attend matches at Currey Tennis Center this weekend.
  • Fans can follow the match via live stream, live scoring or on Twitter by following @VandyMTennis.

Climbing the Ladder

  • Now in his 16th season as head coach of the Commodores, Ian Duvenhage earned his 200th victory at Vanderbilt last weekend in the team’s 6-1 win over Lipscomb.
  • Across his career with the Miami women, Florida men and Vanderbilt men, Duvenhage has amassed a career mark of 553-348 in 35 years as a head coach.

ITA Rankings

  • To start the season, George Harwell is ranked No. 117 in the nation in the first Oracle/ITA rankings of the campaign.


Looking Astern

  • Needing to come from behind in its weekend finale, Vanderbilt answered an early 2-0 hole to come back and beat Rice 5-2 on Sunday.
  • After losing the doubles point and the first singles match, Casabon started a run of five wins in a row that saw Vanderbilt answer its early test to move to 3-0 on the season.

A Look Back at 2020

  • A season ago, Vanderbilt posted a 7-6 record through 13 matches before the season was canceled due to COVID-19.
  • Harwell led the way with a 10-3 dual-match singles record, including eight wins at No. 1.
  • The Commodores went 5-2 at home a season ago with the only defeats a 4-2 loss to No. 21 Florida State and a conference defeat against Texas A&M.

On The Radar

  • Moving into conference play, the Commodores will split its next weekend with the SEC opener on the road at LSU at 5 p.m. Friday before hosting Texas A&M at noon Sunday.