Commodores Slip to No. 4 Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. – In a battle between top-10 teams, Vanderbilt women’s tennis fell short to Stanford, 6-1.
 
Starting slow, the Commodores dropped the doubles point to Stanford, giving them an early lead, 1-0.
 
Looking to bounce back in singles, the Dores took the court facing tough Stanford talent across the lineup.
 
The Cardinal earned an early start, taking the lead in the first set on five courts over the Dores.
 
Extending Stanford’s lead to 2-0, junior Christina Rosca fell to Melissa Lord, (6-1, 6-3).
 
Falling short to Janice Shin in the first set, Carolyn Campana bounced back in the second set earning six points against the Cardinal. Dropping the set tiebreak, Campana fell to Shin, 6-1, 7-6 (3).
 
With Stanford leading 3-0, the match came down to court 4 where Amanda Meyer competed against Emily Arbuthnott. Meyer dropped the second set but returned, 6-2 in the second set to split sets with Arbuthnott. In the final set, Arbuthnott clinched the match for the Cardinal, winning 6-1.
 
The remaining courts finished play where senior Fernanda Contreras collected the Dores first and final point of the match, defeating Michaela Gordon, 6-7, 6-0, 1-0 (12).
 
The seventh-ranked Commodores will be back in action at the Vanderbilt Currey Center Friday facing their first SEC opponent, Missouri.
 
Follow along with the Dores as they start conference play by following @VandyWTennis on Twitter and Instagram.
 
 

No. 4 Stanford 6, No. 7 Vanderbilt 1
DOUBLES
1) No. 12 Lampl/Yee (STAN) d. No. 36 Contreras/Smith (VANDY) 6-2
2) No. 15 Arbuthnott/Gordon (STAN) vs. Drummy/Rosca (VANDY) 4-4, unfinished
3) No. 40 Lord/Niluka Madurawe (STAN) d. Summer Dvorak/Emma Kurtz (VANDY) 6-2
Order of Finish: 1, 3
 
SINGLES
1) No. 3 Fernanda Contreras (VANDY) d. No. 16 Michaela Gordon (STAN) 7-6 (6), 0-6, 1-0 (12)
2) No. 49 Melissa Lord (STAN) d. No. 9 Christina Rosca (VANDY) 6-1, 6-3
3) No. 59 Caroline Lampl (STAN) d. No. 50 Georgia Drummy (VANDY) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (3)
4) No. 19 Emily Arbuthnott (STAN) d. No. 37 Amanda Meyer (VANDY) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
5) No. 58 Janice Shin (STAN) d. Carolyn Campana (VANDY) 6-1, 7-6 (3)
6) No. 63 Emma Higuchi (STAN) d. No. 77 Emily Smith (VANDY) 6-1, 7-6 (5)
Order of Finish: 2, 6, 4, 5, 1, 3