Tennis Earns Non-Conference Win Over Louisville, 7-0
Reynolds collects 30th singles win of 2002-03
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.
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.
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.
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.
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