Vanderbilt University men’s tennis team got a doubleheader against Oklahoma State and Music City, Belmont. The Commodores fell in the final tiebreak to the Cowboys, but exited on top of the Bruins. As reported by the Vanderbilt University website, Cox and Sisam picked up two more points for Vanderbilt, each winning two straight sets on their respective courts.
However, with the Cowboys grabbing three points, the game eventually came down to field 4 where Siim Troost forced a third set tiebreak, but fell 8-6. Dores took advantage of the match early with Nathan Cox and Michael Ross taking court 2, and Joubert Klopper and Macsen Sisam won the tiebreak to secure a fifth straight doubles win and doubles point for Vandy.
Head coach Ian Duvenhage explained: “Today were two really good games. It’s a shame we lost to Oklahoma State: after beating No. 21 MTSU in Murfreesboro, next time they’ll probably be ranked in the top 25. We had them on the ropes.
We were up a set at the break. I just couldn’t put them down. That was our problem – we’re moving forward, but we’re not pushing people away. Hopefully we can work it out and go from there.”
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a university in Nashville, Tennessee.
It was founded in 1873 by Cornelius Vanderbilt with a donation of one million dollars. It hosts around 13,000 students. Vanderbilt spent $738 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 31st in the nation. In 2013, Vanderbilt University was ranked ninth in the country in funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Vanderbilt is ranked the 116th best university in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and 33rd in the United States by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks Vanderbilt as the 62nd-best university in the world.
Additionally the ARWU Field rankings in 2015 placed Vanderbilt as 18th best in the world for Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy, and 21st in Social Sciences. Vanderbilt is a founding and charter member of the Southeastern Conference and for a half-century has been the conference’s only private school.
The university fields six men’s and ten women’s intercollegiate teams and has won five NCAA championships. Photo credits: Vanderbilt University website