Vanderbilt women’s tennis team lost to Washington with the final score of 4-3 in its first consolation match at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. Head coach Aleke Tsoubanos explained: “Just a tough performance today which we found ourselves on the short side of.
We played better in doubles and put ourselves in a position to take three points in singles and we just couldn’t get there. I’m proud of the fight from the team. We’ve been in two third-set tiebreakers and are gaining experience of what these doubles are like.
As a team, we need to be resilient and start capitalizing on early contacts with better discipline and decision-making.” As reported by the Unversity website, Celia-Belle Mohr and Anessa Lee won their doubles match and set up the team to take the doubles point.
On court one, Anna Ross and Holly Staff solidified the lead with their 7-5 win. Ross kept his momentum going and won her bout. Lee continued his season consistency, extending his singles hitting streak to 10 and moving Vandy to within one point of victory.
The Huskies fought back to tie the game which shifted focus to the field. Mohr fought to three sets but fell short in the tiebreaker.
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: Vanerdbilt University website