Seeing Blue

Commodores to visit No. 22 Kentucky, host No. 37 Middle Tennessee this weekend

Vanderbilt Commodores
No. 22 Kentucky Wildcats / No. 37 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

UK: March 12, 2021 • 2 p.m. CT | MTSU: March 14, 2021 • 9 a.m.

In and Out of the SEC

  • Vanderbilt will take a trip to No. 22 Kentucky on Friday at 3 p.m. CT before hosting regional rival No. 37 Middle Tennessee to finish up a home-and-home series on Sunday at 9 a.m.
  • Due to COVID-19 protocols and social distancing guidelines, fans are not permitted to attend Sunday’s match at Currey Tennis Center.
  • 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 this season with a 6-1 win over Lipscomb.
  • Across his career with the Miami women, Florida men and Vanderbilt men, Duvenhage has amassed a career mark of 554-355 in 35 years as a head coach.

ITA Rankings

  • George Harwell is ranked No. 117 in the nation in the most recent Oracle/ITA rankings of the campaign.
  • Thus far, he owns a 7-3 dual-match record while playing every match at No. 1 singles.

Looking Astern

  • Vanderbilt couldn’t quite complete a comeback in a 4-3 loss at No. 34 Middle Tennessee Friday before falling 6-1 to No. 42 Arkansas on West End on Sunday.

A Look Back at 2020

  • A season ago, Vanderbilt posted a 7-6 record through 13 matches before the remainder of 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

  • Vanderbilt will have the upcoming weekend off before hosting DePaul on Wednesday, March 24. The first serve from Currey Tennis Center will be at 9 a.m.