Vandy’s Friday Forecast

No. 28 Vanderbilt welcomes Pepperdine/Lipscomb in season’s fourth doubleheader

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt men’s tennis hosts a pair of matches at the Lummis Family Tennis Center on Friday. The Commodores face Pepperdine on the outdoor courts at noon and Lipscomb indoors at 6 p.m.

Last weekend, the Dores split their two matches against No. 16 Michigan State and Northwestern. In the first match, Vanderbilt was at a disadvantage after narrowly dropping the doubles point. Despite a valiant effort, they came up short against the Spartans. The next day Vanderbilt rallied, grabbing the early doubles point and posting a 7-0 victory against Northwestern.

In the latest ITA rankings, the Commodores are among the top teams in the nation, sitting at No. 28.

The Waves are 1-5 this season, and their most recent matchup was this past Sunday against UCLA. After dropping the doubles point, Pepperdine was handed a 4-3 loss by the Bruins; they will be looking for their first win in five matches.

Lipscomb (3-4) is coming off a loss, having competed this past weekend in Alabama and fallen to Jacksonville State 6-1. The Bisons will also play a doubleheader on Friday, facing UT Southern in the morning before heading to Vanderbilt for the 6 p.m. match.

Home Match Notes
The weekend’s matches will be played at Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Pavilion at the Lummis Family Tennis Center, and admission is free. Free parking is available in the 25th Avenue Garage through the Highland Avenue entrance. For matches that begin before 5 p.m. on weekdays, spectators may park in any nonreserved space on floors nine through 11, and up to one hour before the start of the match. Vanderbilt tennis matches will enforce a clear bag policy. 

Promotions/Giveaways: Friday’s promotions include a Lululemon and Starbucks gift card raffle. We will be raffling three $75 Lululemon gift cards and six $25 Starbucks gift cards; recipients must stay until the end of the match to be eligible to win.

Up Next: The Commodores play at home again next weekend, taking on Kentucky on Friday, at 1 p.m. for the SEC home opener.