Coral Gables, Fla. –The No. 2-ranked Vanderbilt women’s tennis team travels to Coral Gables, Florida to compete in their first individual tournament of the 2019 spring season, the Miami Spring Invite hosted by the No. 17-ranked University of Miami.
Joining the Commodores in Florida is SEC opponent, Kentucky and No. 19 nationally ranked Northwestern. The Dores kick-off the Invitational Friday taking on Northwestern in doubles play followed by singles play against Kentucky.
The Dores enter the 2019 season with five players ranked in the singles Top 100 with senior Fernanda Contreras leading the Dores as the No. 6 seed in the nation followed by junior Christina Rosca (No. 15); sophomore Amanda Meyer (No. 26); senior Emily Smith (No. 42) and freshman Carolyn Campana coming in at No. 71.
The Commodores will also feature three nationally ranked doubles pairs; Contreras/Dvorak (No. 25); Rosca/Dvorak (No.26) and Campana/Smith (No. 56).
Featuring a new addition to the spring season, the Dores welcome freshman Georgia Drummy from Evert Academy. Drummy will take the court for the first time as a Commodore this weekend.
Head coach Geoff Macdonald expects big things from his team and is thrilled going into to the 2019 spring season.
“It’s probably the deepest team we’ve had in many years. This season we’ll stress team, everyone will develop and contribute. I’ll have some tough decisions with line ups, we’ve got some really great players.”
Regarding the Invite, Macdonald is looking forward to watching the team develop and grow as they kick-off the spring season.
“We use this part of year to get ready for conference play. We play the toughest non-conference in the country and we have the toughest schedule in the country. We think that the tough matches get us ready for the conference and these young players are world class players, they want to play against the best.”
Keep up with the Dores as they begin the spring season by following @VandyWTennis on Twitter and Instagram.