Winner, Winner

Commodores end ITA regional run with titles in singles and doubles

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt women’s tennis swept both the singles and doubles titles at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship on Monday at Tennessee.

Bridget Stammel, the tournament’s third seed and nationally ranked No. 67, defeated teammate Célia-Belle Mohr for the title after Mohr retired in the second set. Stammel had beaten second seed and No. 17 Elza Tomase of Tennessee to reach the championship match. Mohr, seeded first and ranked No. 12, was facing a teammate for the third consecutive match.

Mohr still went home with a title, however. She and partner Anessa Lee, the doubles top seeds, defeated Kentucky’s Elizabeth Eades and Lidia Gonzalez to make it a clean sweep for the Dores.

Throughout the event, Vanderbilt won a total of 39 matches.

“What an outstanding regional for Vanderbilt in Knoxville this weekend. The level of play across the board in both singles and doubles was so impressive, we competed consistently every single day,” head coach Aleke Tsoubanos said. “To have five players in the singles quarterfinals and three in the semis was awesome. Bridget’s singles performance throughout the tournament was incredible, and to have Célia and Anessa win the doubles championship against a Kentucky team that played fantastic doubles all weekend was special.

“I’m really proud of the team and excited for the opportunities Bridge, CB, and Ness have earned to represent Vanderbilt in San Diego at the ITA Fall Nationals next week.”

Mohr and Stammel have secured spots in the ITA National Fall Championships singles draw Nov. 1-5 in San Diego, California, while Mohr and Lee have qualified for the doubles competition.

Monday Results
Singles – Championship Draw, Final
#67 Bridget Stammel (Vanderbilt) def. #12 Célia-Belle Mohr (Vanderbilt) 6-0, 1-0, retired

Doubles – Championship Draw, Final
Célia-Belle Mohr/Anessa Lee (Vanderbilt) def. Elizabeth Eades/Lidia Gonzalez (Kentucky) 6-2, 6-4

To see all results, visit the tournament homepage here.