Trio Lead Dores on First Day of Commodore Invite

Vandy picks up multiple victories in both singles and doubles to open event

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Three members of the Vanderbilt men’s tennis program went undefeated to open play at the Commodore Invitational Friday at the Currey Tennis Center.

The duo of Michael Ross and Nathan Cox teamed up for a 9-7 decision in the Green draw in doubles action, with the former claiming a three-set victory in the Pete Sampras draw in singles and the latter earning a 6-0, 6-1 win in Andre Agassi draw play. Marcus Ferreira picked up a straight-sets victory in the Arthur Ashe draw in singles play after pairing with Joubert Klopper for an 8-4 win in the Green doubles draw.

Siim Troost was also victorious singles, rallying after dropping the first set to post a 3-6, 7-6, 6-4 win in the Agassi bracket.

Blue draw – Galka/Moerno (Auburn) def. Robb-Wilcox/Casabon (Vanderbilt), 8-3
Red draw – Greif/Bonetto (Florida) def. Troost/Sisam (Vanderbilt, 8-5
Red draw – Arimilli/McDonald (Texas) def. Wang/Deames (Vanderbilt), 8-5
Green draw – Ferreira/Klopper (Vanderbilt) def. McDaniel/Shokry (Georgia Tech), 8-4
Green draw – Cox/Ross (Vanderbilt) def. Nolan/Stice (Auburn), 9-7

Pete Sampras draw – Michael Ross (Vanderbilt) def. Justin Schlageter (Oklahoma), 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
Pete Sampras draw – John Hallquist Lithen (Ole Miss) def. #59 Joubert Klopper (Vanderbilt), 6-4, 6-2
Pete Sampras draw – Nic Meister (Illinois) def. Jeremie Casabon (Vanderbilt), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4
Andre Agassi draw – Siim Troost (Vanderbilt) def. Jorge Plans Gonzalez (Clemson), 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4
Andre Agassi draw – Nathan Cox (Vanderbilt) def. Jip van Assendelft (Oklahoma), 6-0, 6-1
Andre Agassi draw – Nevin Arimilli (Texas) def. Macsen Sisam (Vanderbilt), 6-4, 6-0
Arthur Ashe draw – Kenta Miyoshi (Illinois) def. Paul Wang (Vanderbilt), 6-3, 6-2
Arthur Ashe draw – Evin McDonald (Texas) def. Mitchell Deames (Vanderbilt), 6-2, 6-0
Arthur Ashe draw – Mathis Debru (Illinois) def. Connor Robb-Wilcox (Vanderbilt), 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Arthur Ashe draw – Marcus Ferreira (Vanderbilt) def. Eshan Talluri (Texas), 6-3, 7-6 (2)

Action resumes at the Commodore Invitational at 9 a.m. CT Saturday, with the day’s schedule including one round of doubles and two rounds of singles.