BERKLEY, Cal. – No.7 Vanderbilt women’s tennis took on No.24 California Friday at the Hellman Tennis Complex, bringing down the Golden Bears, 4-3.
Demanding a strong start, seniors Fernanda Contreras and Emily Smith upset No. 28 Cal pair, Mraz/Rosenqvist, 6-2 securing the first doubles victory for the Commodores.
Earning the Dores an early 1-0 lead over the Golden Bears, Dore duo Christina Rosca and Georgia Drummy clinched the doubles point with a 6-2 win over Bright/Dunk.
Finishing first in singles, senior Summer Dvorak cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 straight-set victory over Hana Mraz followed by freshman Carolyn Campana securing the Dores third point with a defeat over Maria Smith, 6-4, 6-2.
Contreras battled on court 1, falling short to Cal’s Rosenqvist in three hard-fought sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 with the Dores still maintaining the lead over the Golden Bears, 3-2.
With all eyes on court 2, Rosca split sets with Olivia Haugher battling to clinch the match for the Commodores in the third set. Rosca earned a dominant lead holding Haughner to three points to clinch the match, with a 6-3 victory in the third set.
The Dores closed out the match against Cal, 4-3 with freshman Drummy retiring on court 3 after leading in the third set, 4-3 over Katerina Stloukalova.
Advancing to 5-2, the Commodores look to upset No. 4 Stanford at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
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