Commodores Back Home to Face SEC Foes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – No. 5 Vanderbilt returns to the Currey Tennis Center to take on No. 6 South Carolina in a women’s tennis matchup of top-10 teams Friday at 3:30 p.m. The Commodores close out its weekend at home when they take on No. 31 Florida Sunday at 1 p.m. 
Entering its home stand, the Commodores feature five student-athletes ranked in the Oracle ITA top-100 singles players — No. 6 Fernanda Contreras, No. 13 Christina Rosca, No. 53 Amanda Meyer, No. 62 Georgia Drummy and No. 97 Emily Smith.
In doubles play, the Dores feature four top-ranked duos, No. 37 Contreras and Summer Dvorak, No. 39 Contreras and Smith, No. 49 Drummy and Rosca and No. 80 Dvorak and Rosca. 
The Commodores kickoff the weekend holding a 10-4 record, earning a 5-1 start to conference matches with its lone loss comimg to No. 11 Texas A&M in hard fought, 4-2 defeat. 
On Friday, the Dores welcome a 10-3 South Carolina team sharing the same 5-1 conference record. 
The Gamecocks currently ride a one-match losing streak. However, they are undefeated on the road, sporting three-consecutive victories away from home. 
In the last matchup between the Dores and Gamecocks, Vanderbilt topped South Carolina, 4-2, in Columbia. 
South Carolina sports three student-athletes in the Oracle ITA singles rankings, with Ingrid Gamarra Martins leading the Gamecocks at No. 7 followed by No. 37 Paige Cline and No. 118 Mia Horvit. 
On Sunday, Vanderbilt faces a 7-6 Florida team. The Gators are 4-2 in SEC play and currently ride a one-match winning streak after upsetting No. 16 Tennessee, 4-2, on Sunday.
Three Florida players earned top spots in this week’s Oracle ITA rankings — No. 16 Ida Jarlskog, No. 38 McCartney Kessler and No. 67 Victoria Emma. 
In the last meeting between the Gators and Dores at the 2018 SEC Championships, Vanderbilt swept the Gators 4-0 to claim the SEC title. 
Admission to both matches at the Vanderbilt Currey Tennis Center is free. 
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