NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After nearly three weeks off from competition, the Vanderbilt women’s tennis team prepares to host Wofford and Belmont Sunday.
The Commodores look to take on the visiting Terriers at 10 a.m. before hosting fellow Music City foes, Belmont to round out the day. First serve against the Bruins is set for 3 p.m.
Prior to the break, the Commodores were off to a hot start, boasting a 6-1 record, including most recently a 3-0 weekend record against East Tennessee State, North Alabama and Louisville.
Newcomer Amy Stevens was recognized as Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week following the weekend matches in which she dropped just one game at No. 5 singles through four sets played (6-0, 6-0, 6-1, 6-0).
Wofford comes to Nashville with a 4-3 record. After starting the season out with a pair of losses, the Terriers have gone 4-1 in their last five outings.
The visiting Bruins head into the weekend’s contests with a 4-3 record, including wins over Middle Tennessee, Lee, IUPUI and Cumberland.
- After opening their season with a 6-1 record, the Commodores come into the weekend ranked 21st nationally by the ITA.
- Anna Ross jumped into the rankings with a singles nod of 43rd nationally at the latest release (Feb. 24).
- Often competing at No. 2 singles, Anessa Lee moved into the top-100 in February, coming into the weekend at 92nd overall.
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Following their weekend matches against non-conference rivals, the Dores will open SEC play at Auburn on March 4.
Pegged to finish ninth in the preseason poll, the Commodores currently sit fourth in the SEC standings heading into league contests.