Dores Hold Off Tigers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt women’s tennis edged LSU, 4-3, on Sunday at the LSU Tennis Complex to advance to 5-1 in conference play.

“Today’s match was a very strong win for the team. Everyone performed very well. Hats off to LSU, they are a very talented team so we view today’s win as a quality win,” said head coach Geoff Macdonald.
 
The Commodores stormed the court in doubles with Summer Dvorak and Fernanda Contreras earning the first doubles victory over Tiger duo Kennan Johnson and Taylor Bridges, 6-2.
 
Clinching the doubles point, Georgia Drummy and Christina Rosca dominated LSU’s Anna Loughlan and Paris Corely, 6-4, to give the Dores a 1-0 lead heading into singles.
 
Senior Summer Dvorak opened singles strong for the Dores, earning a straight-set victory over LSU’s Loughlan, 6-0, 6-3, to advance the Dores’ lead to 2-0.
 
The Tigers cut the deficit to 2-1 with Jessica Golovin defeating Rosca, 7-5, 6-1.
 
Extending the Commodores’ lead to 3-1, Drummy stepped up on Court 4 to take down LSU’s Taylor Bridges, 6-3, 7-5, and earn the freshman her sixth consecutive win.
 
The Tigers quickly bounced back to tie the score, 3-3, with the match coming down to freshman Carolyn Campana on Court 5.
 
Campana dropped the first set, 4-6, but staged a comeback in the second set to split sets with LSU’s Luba Vasilyuk.
 
With the match coming down to the third set, Campana maintained the lead for the duration, clinching the match for the Commodores with a 6-1 win.

“I give Carolyn a lot of credit. After dropping the first set, she fought back in the second set to earn a comeback. In the third set, Carolyn really stepped up and played incredible tennis. It was a great performance.” said Macdonald.
 
With Sunday’s victory, the Dores claimed their fifth victory in SEC play and moved to 10-4 overall.
 
The Commodores are back in action in Nashville at the Vanderbilt Currey Tennis Center on Friday to face No. 7 South Carolina.
 
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