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Men's Tennis Earns Non-Conference Win Over Louisville, 7-0 3/19./03
Reynolds collects 30th singles win of 2002-03

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The 14th-ranked Vanderbilt men's tennis team matched its win total from the entire 2002 season on Wednesday, as it defeated No. 44-ranked Louisville, 7-0, at the Brownlee O. Currey Tennis Center. With the win, the Commodores improve to 11-2 overall, while a very good Louisville team falls to 11-4.

The Commodores got back on track in doubles, as they swept the three doubles matches against the Cardinals. Vanderbilt had won 11 straight doubles point prior to its match with No. 2-ranked Florida last Sunday in Gainesville.

The 7th-ranked team of junior Chad Harris and sophomore Scott Brown got things going by battling back from an early break of serve down to defeat Harry Walsh and Matt Meyer, 8-4, and the No. 2 position. The duo now holds a 13-2 overall record. Juniors Bobby Reynolds and Lewie Smith clinched the doubles point for the 'Dores, as they also came back from an early break down to defeat Cody Conley and Jakob Gustafsson, 8-4, at the top position. Junior Zach Dailey and Jens Pilgram-Larsen made it a clean sweep, as they defeated Octavian Nicodim and Sebastian Aspillaga at the No. 3 spot, 8-5.

Reynolds continued to be a machine at the No. 1 position, as he earned his 30th overall win of the season and 20th in a row. The Acworth, Ga. native had no problems in defeating Paulo Carvalho in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1, to move his dual-match record to 11-0. He is now one win shy of tying the single-season wins record, which was set by 2000 Vanderbilt graduate Andrew Nisker.

Harris also continued his outstanding play at the No. 2 position, as he grinded out a straight-set win over Conley, 6-3, 6-3. Harris fell behind 3-0 to start the second set, but rattled off six-straight games to win the match. The 13th-ranked Harris is now 25-7 overall and 10-1 in dual matches.

Dailey clinched the victory for Vanderbilt at the No. 4 position, as he battled to a three-set win over Berrido. Dailey used one break of serve to win the first set, 6-3. Berrido came back with avengence in the second, as he cruised, 6-0. Dailey was able to gather himself in the third set and win the match, 6-2.

Vanderbilt also picked up wins at the No. 5 and No. 6 positions, as Brown and Lewis both won in three sets. For Brown, he is now 10-2 in dual matches, while Smith improves to 11-1. Sophomore Matt Lockin closed things out at the No. 3 position, as he defeated Nicodem 7-6 in the third set.

The Commodores will hit the road again on Friday, as they will take on SEC Western Division foe Mississippi State at 2:30 p.m. in Starkville, Miss. Vanderbilt will conclude the weekend with a showdown against 6th-ranked Mississippi in Oxford, Miss.


Vanderbilt Louisville Winner Score
Bobby Reynolds Paulo Carvalho VU 6-1, 6-1
Chad Harris Cody Conley VU 6-3, 6-3
Matt Lockin Octavian Nicodim VU 6-0, 5-7, 7-6
Scott Brown Jhonny Berrido VU 7-6, 3-6, 10-4
Zach Dailey Matt Meyer VU 6-3, 0-6, 6-2
Lewie Smith Harry Walsh VU 6-2, 4-6, 6-1


Vanderbilt Louisville Winner Score
Reynolds/Smith Conley/Gustafsson VU 8-4
Brown/Harris Walsh/Meyer VU 8-4
Dailey/Pilgram-Larsen Nicodim/Aspillaga VU 8-5




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