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.
- To start the season, George Harwell is ranked No. 117 in the nation in the first Oracle/ITA rankings of the campaign.
- The Commodores welcomed Harwell, Max Freeman and Adam Sraberg back for their senior campaigns in 2021. Freeman and Harwell have been staples in the line for the program the last three years and the trio will help tutor newcomers Connor Robb-Wilcox and Jeremie Casabon.
- Vanderbilt also brings back juniors Macsen Sisam and Marcus Ferreira to go with sophomores Joubert Klopper and James Ignatowich.
- 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.