NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sixth-ranked Vanderbilt women’s tennis came back to cruise past Mississippi State, 4-1, after dropping the doubles point on Friday at the Currey Tennis Center.
Entering its final homestand, Vanderbilt took the court to face the Bulldogs in doubles as freshman Georgia Drummy and senior Fernanda Contreras earned the first doubles victory over Mississippi State’s Emma Antonaki and Anastasia Rentouli, 6-0.
The Bulldogs made a comeback on Courts 1 and 3 to secure the doubles point, earning Mississippi State a 1-0 lead entering into singles.
“I thought we rebounded really well from a difficult situation in doubles. We played really well at Court 2 but not so great at Courts 1 and 3, but it happens and I am proud of the way the team stepped up to earn a comeback” said head coach Geoff Macdonald.
Ready to fight back in singles, No. 14 Christina Rosca held nothing back as she took the court against Mississippi State’s, Magda Adaloglou. Rosca held Adaloglou to one game in the first set then shut out the Aggie in the second set to earn a straight-set, 6-1, 6-0, victory. Rosca’s win over Adaloglou tied the match for the Dores, 1-1.
Senior Summer Dvorak earned a dominant start in the first set over Mississippi State’s Meredith Roberts, holding Roberts to one game, taking down the Aggie, 6-1. Not backing down in the second set, Dvorak once again held Roberts to one game to put the Commodores in the lead, 2-1.
Adding to her phenomenal freshman season, Drummy earned a straight-set win over Mississippi State’s Emma Antonaki, 6-3, 6-4, to conquer her eighth consecutive match victory this season. Drummy’s win over Antonaki extended the Dores’ lead to 3-1 with three courts remaining.
Stepping up to earn her second match clinch this season, senior Emily Smith came back after a 7-5 defeat in the first set to win back to back sets, 7-5, 6-3, earning the clinch for the Commodores over the Bulldogs, 4-1.
“Hats off to Mississippi State, they are a solid team. They fight, even when they were down 3-1 they did everything in their favor to turn the match around in their favor so I give them a lot of credit. I thought it was a high-quality win for us today,” said Macdonald.
The Commodores conclude their final weekend at home on Sunday as they face No. 49 Ole Miss at the Currey Tennis Center at 1 p.m. The Dores will honor their three seniors – Fernanda Contreras, Summer Dvorak and Emily Smith — 10 minutes prior to the start of the match.
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