NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt women’s tennis kicked off conference matches with an unblemished outing, defeating Missouri 7-0 Friday at the Vanderbilt Currey Tennis Center.
Swiftly securing the doubles point over the Tigers, Commodore pair Georgia Drummy and Emma Kurtz shut out Missouri’s Serena Nash and Gabriele Goldin, 6-0. They were followed by Summer Dvorak and Amanda Meyer clinching the doubles point for the Dores on court 2 with a 6-2 win over Marta Oliveria and Risa Fukutoku.
Leading 1-0 headed into singles, Dvorak wasted no time on court 5 and quickly took down Vivian Abraham in the first set, 6-2. Dvorak maintained speed as she entered the second set and closed out the match in a straight-set victory over Abraham, 6-2, 6-1.
Dvorak’s victory extended the Commodore lead to 2-0 over the Tigers with five courts remaining in play.
Extending the Dores lead to 3-0, freshman Carolyn Campana dominated Missouri’s Ellie Wright in the first set, 6-2, followed by a 6-3 win in the second set to secure the point over Wright.
With four courts remaining, freshman Georgia Drummy stepped up for the Commodores, clinching the match on court 2 over Nash in a straight-set win, 6-3, 6-2.
Remaining courts played out where the Commodores collected three more victories over the Tigers.
Contreras battled on court 1 and earned a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Mackenzy Middlebrooks. Meyer split sets on court 3, ultimately winning the match over Risa Fukutoku in the 10-point tiebreaker, 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (7).
Smith earned the Dores’ final point of the match, defeating Missouri’s Taylor Gruber, 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (4).
The Commodores look to build on their SEC start Sunday against Arkansas at the Currey Tennis Center. Admission is free.
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Missouri vs No. 6 Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt 7, Missouri 0
1. Fernanda Contreras (VANDY) def. Macken Middlebrooks (MIZ) 6-4, 6-3
2. Georgia Drummy (VANDY) def. Serena Nash (MIZ) 6-3, 6-2
3. Amanda Meyer (VANDY) def. Lisa Fukutoku (MIZ) 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7)
4. Carolyn Campana (VANDY) def. Ellie Wright (MIZ) 6-2, 6-3
5. Summer Dvorak (VANDY) def. Vivien Abraham (MIZ) 6-2, 6-1
6. Emily Smith (VANDY) def. Taylor Gruber (MIZ) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-4)
1. Fernanda Contreras/Emily Smith (VANDY) vs. Macken Middlebrooks/Ellie Wright (MIZ) 5-3, unfinished
2. Summer Dvorak/Amanda Meyer (VANDY) def. Marta Oliveira/Lisa Fukutoku (MIZ) 6-2
3. Georgia Drummy/Emma Kurtz (VANDY) def. Serena Nash/Gabrielle Goldin (MIZ) 6-0
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,4,2,1,3,6)