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Vanderbilt at the NCAAs


In 1999, the Commodores made their NCAA Tournament debut when they received the No. 2 seed for the NCAA Regional Tournament at Champaign, Ill. Opening against third-seeded Michigan, Vanderbilt won in its NCAA debut as Peter Blach and Danny Tym both pulled out three-set matches to secure the victory. The next day, Vanderbilt battled the homestanding Fighting Illini hard but fell to the nation’s No. 7 ranked team, 4-2. VU was leading the one match that was suspended.Vanderbilt also participated in an NCAA qualifying tournament in 1995, losing to Kentucky, 4-2 in Lexington, but the NCAA does not include it on its all-time tournament records.

Vanderbilt 4, Michigan 3
May 15, 1999 • NCAA First Round
University of Illinois • Champaign, Ill.

Singles

No. 1 Matt Wright (UM) def. Kyle Porter (VU) 7-5, 6-4
No. 2 William Farah (UM) def. Eddie Coates (VU) 7-6 (4), 6-3 No. 3 Andrew Nisker (VU) def. John Long (UM) 6-3, 7-6 (8)
No. 4 Danny McCain (UM) def. Stuart Rhodes (VU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 No. 5 Peter Blach (VU) def. Henry Beam (UM) 5-7, 7-6 (1), 6-1 No. 6 Danny Tym (VU) def. Ben Cox (UM) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (5)

Doubles

No. 1 Porter/Nisker (VU) def. Wright/Long (UM) 8-3
No. 2 Coates/Tym (VU) def. Beam/Ron Nano (UM) 8-6
No. 3 Farah/McCain (UM) def. Rhodes/Brad Hambrick (VU) 8-4


Illinois 4, Vanderbilt 2
May 16, 1999 • NCAA Second Round
University of Illinois • Champaign, Ill.

Singles

No. 1 Oliver Freelove (UI) def. Kyle Porter (VU) 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 Eddie Coates (VU) v. Cary Franklin (UI) Susp.
No. 3 Andrew Nisker (VU) def. Jeff Laski (UI) 6-4, 7-6 (4)
No. 4 Jakub Teply (UI) def. Stuart Rhodes (VU) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
No. 5 Matt Snyder (UI) def. Peter Blach (VU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
No. 6 Danny Tym (VU) def. Mike Kosta (UI) 6-0, 6-4

Doubles

No. 1 Freelove/Franklin (UI) def. Porter/Nisker (VU) 8-4
No. 2 Coates/Tym (VU) v. Laski/Jamal Parker (UI) Susp.
No. 3 Teply/Snyder (UI) def. Rhodes/Brad Hambrick (VU) 8-5

 

In 2001, the Commodores returned to the NCAA Tournament when they received a No. 33-48 seed for the NCAA Tournament and traveled to the regional in College Station, Tex. Opening against 17-32 seeded Arizona State, Vanderbilt upset the Sun Devils 4-1. The next day, Vanderbilt battled the host Aggies of Texas A&M but fell to the nation’s No. 4 ranked team, 4-0.

Vanderbilt 4, Arizona State 1
May 12, 2001• NCAA First Round
Texas A&M University • College Station, Tex.

Singles:

No. 1 Eddie Coates (VU) def. Nic Dubey (ASU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 2 Bobby Reynolds (VU) def. Matt Klinger (ASU) 6-4, 7-6(3), 6-2
No. 3 Chad Harris (VU) vs. Mirza Duranovic (ASU) DNF
No. 4 Zach Dailey (VU) def. Pim Van Mele (ASU) 6-4, 6-4
No. 5 Jens Frederiksen (VU) vs. Oliver Charroin (ASU) DNF
No. 6 Jarrod Eckermann (ASU) def. Brad Hambrick (VU) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles

No. 1 Coates/Reynolds (VU) def. Dubey/Klinger (ASU) 8-4
No. 2 Hambrick/Smith (VU) vs. Bowen/Eckermann (ASU) DNF
No. 3 Harris/Tarkoff (VU) def. Charroin/Van Mele (ASU) 8-5

Texas A&M 4, Vanderbilt 0
May 13, 2001o NCAA Second Round
Texas A&M University • College Station, Tex.

Singles:

No. 1 Eddie Coates (VU) vs. Shuon Madden (A&M) 7-6(4), 2-0 No. 2 Ryan Newport (A&M) def. Bobby Reynolds (VU) 6-4, 6-0 No. 3 Keith From (A&M) def. Chad Harris (VU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 4 Dumitru Caradima (A&M) def. Zach Dailey (VU) 6-3, 6-3 No. 5 Jens Frederiksen (VU) vs. Cody Hubbell (A&M) 4-6, 2-5 ab. No. 6 Lewis Smith (VU) vs. Tres Davis (A&M) 6-7(4), 2-3 ab.

Doubles

No. 1 Coates/Reynolds (VU) vs. Caradima/Madden (A&M) DNF No. 2 Davis/Newport (A&M) def. Hambrick/Smith (VU) 8-2
No. 3 Hubbell/Skube (A&M) def. Harris/Tarkoff (VU) 8-5

 

 

 


 








 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
                   
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