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W, 5-1

Men's Tennis Picks Up Non-Conference Win Over Georgia State, 5-1 3/14/03

ATLANTA, Ga. - The No. 21-ranked Vanderbilt men's tennis team will head to Gainesville, Fla. for its showdown with No. 2-ranked Florida on Sunday riding a six-match winning streak, as it defeated No. 62-ranked Georgia State, 5-1, on Friday afternoon. With the win, Vanderbilt moves its overall record to 10-1 overall, while Georgia State falls to 8-6. The Commodores also avenged a, 4-3, loss to the Panthers back in 1999.

The Commodores were not able to extend their streak of winning the doubles point, as the three doubles matches were cancelled due to the potential of poor weather in the Atlanta area.

Head coach Ken Flach's squad, however, was able to take care of business in singles. Junior Bobby Reynolds, who is the No. 2 player in the country, extended his win streak to 18, as he cruised by Albano Franco in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, at the No. 1 position. Reynolds now stands at 28-5 for the 2002-03 season.

Junior Chad Harris notched his 23rd win of the year, as the 13th-ranked player in the country had to battle by Matias Ormaza in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, at the No. 2 position. Harris is now 8-1 in dual matches.

Vanderbilt continued to have success at the No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 positions. Junior Zach Dailey was also pushed to three sets against Luka Bernard at the No. 4 spot, but was able to win despite dropping the first set, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Sophomore Scott Brown had no problems with Nicolas Lupica at the No. 5 position, as he won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. Junior Lewie Smith closed things out at the sixth singles position, as he defeated Chris Mangone, 6-1, 6-0. Dailey, Brown and Smith are a combined 27-3 in dual matches.

The Commodores return to action at 1 p.m. (EST) Sunday for their showdown with No. 2-ranked Florida in Gainesville, Fla. at the Ring Tennis Complex.


Vanderbilt Georgia State Winner Score
Bobby Reynolds Albano Franco VU 6-1, 6-4
Chad Harris Matias Ormaza VU 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Matt Lockin Miha Lisac GSU 7-6, 6-2
Zach Dailey Luka Bernard VU 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Scott Brown Nicolas Lupica VU 6-2, 6-4
Lewie Smith Chris Magnone VU 6-1, 6-0


Vanderbilt Georgia State Winner Score
Reynolds/Smith     DNP - Weather
Harris/Brown     DNP - Weather
Dailey/Lockin     DNP - Weather




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