Rewarding Day Two

Commodores see success on second day of ITA Regional

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt men’s tennis team concluded the second day of the ITA Ohio Valley Regional marking spots in the singles Round of 32 and doubles quarterfinals on Friday at the Currey Tennis Center.

“I wanted to see us play good tennis and so far that’s what I’m seeing,” said head coach Ian Duvenhage. “I think the four guys that are still in the singles main draw are doing a great job. In doubles, Max and George played one of the best matches I have seen in a long time to advance to the quarterfinals. We just have to keep it up.”

Opening day two with the singles Round of 64, four Dores excelled to advance to the Round of 32.

Senior Panu Virtanen picked up the Commodores first victory of the day with a straight set defeat over Memphis’ Story, 7-6, 6-3.

Marking his spot in the Round of 32, sophomore Macsen Sisam bounced back from a 5-7 defeat in the first set to outlast IUPUI’s Mardanus-Budiono, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, followed by senior Billy Rowe besting Lipscomb’s Penny, 6-4, 6-0.

Remaining undefeated, junior George Harwell picked up his second singles victory of the tournament by defeating Tennessee Tech’s Vicente, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.

Extending his winning streak, Harwell paired up with junior Max Freeman to take down Kentucky duo Aggarwal and Huempfner in the doubles Round of 16, 8-2, to advance to the doubles quarterfinals.

The Commodores will be back in action at 8 a.m. CT on Saturday. Freeman and Harwell will start the day off for the Dores battling in the doubles quarterfinals.

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