Tiger Takedown

Commodores defeat Auburn, 4-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team took down Auburn 4-1 to collect its second-consecutive SEC victory Friday at the Currey Tennis Center.

“First of all, hats off to Auburn. They are a heck of the team,” Vanderbilt head coach Geoff Macdonald said. “We started the day very strong with a very good doubles point and kept it up for the match to go our way.”

The Commodores commanded the lead by taking the doubles point over the Tigers with victories at Nos. 1 and 3. Making their tandem debut, senior Emma Kurtz and sophomore Georgia Drummy won 6-3 swiftly followed by junior Amanda Meyer and freshman Anna Ross teaming up to clinch the doubles point with a 6-3 win at No. 3.

With a 1-0 lead, senior Christina Rosca put the Dores up 2-0 with a straight set 6-1, 6-3, win at No. 1 in the line to mark her fourth-consecutive singles victory. Drummy quickly advanced the Dores’ lead to 3-1 by winning 6-2, 6-4 to claim her second conference win.

Freshman Marcella Cruz battled through a daring match at No. 5 to take the first set 6-3.

The freshman fell in the second set 4-6 but earned an incredible, 6-4 comeback in the third set to clinch the match for Commodores over the Tigers 4-1.



“I give Marcella, a freshman, a lot of credit for handling a really nerve-wracking and pressure tense moment with grace and class,” Macdonald said.

Vanderbilt advances to 6-3 and boast a 2-1 conference record.

The Dores will be back in action at the Currey Tennis Center at 1 p.m. Sunday to face Alabama. Admission to the match is free and the first 50 fans will receive a Star V tennis ball.

Keep up with the Dores as they look to earn a perfect weekend by following @VandyWTennis on Twitter and Instagram.