First Day Wins in Athens

Pair of singles wins to start Bulldog Invitational

ATHENS, Ga. — Vanderbilt men’s tennis began the Bulldog Invitational with a pair of singles wins from freshman Michael Ross and junior Siim Troost on Friday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

Ross opened the tournament with a 7-5 victory in the opening set and then closed out his win over Tennessee’s Conor Gannon, 7-5, 6-3.

Meanwhile, Troost was triumphant over South Carolina’s Carter Morgan. He earned a straight set victory, 7-5, 6-4.

Ross and Troost also teamed up in doubles, but fell to Tennessee’s Diaz and Wallner, 8-5.

Joubert Klopper dropped a hard-fought, three-setter against Charlotte’s Mikhail Sokolovskiy, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. While Connor Robb-Wilcox had to retire due to injury while trailing in the third set of his match with Trey Mallory (Charlotte), 6-7, 6-2, 2-1 (ret.)

The three-day invitational continues Saturday. To follow along and for full draws and results click here.

Next week, the Commodores will host their annual Commodore Invitational, Oct. 15-17, to wrap up the Fall season.

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Vanderbilt Results
Ross (Vandy) def. Conor Gannon (Tennessee), 7-5, 6-3
Mikhail Sokolovskiy (Charlotte) def. Klopper (Vandy), 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
Siim Troost (Vandy) def. Carter Morgan (South Carolina), 7-5, 6-4
Trey Mallory (UNC-Wilmington) def. Robb-Wilcox (Vandy), 6-7, 6-2, 2-1 (ret.)

Diaz/Wallner (Tennessee) def. Troost/Ross, 8-5
Rasamatov/Innocenti (Wilmington) def. Klopper/Robb-Wilcox, 8-3