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Men's Tennis Holds Off No. 19 Auburn, 4-3 4/4/03
Dailey gives 'Dores sixth conference win of 2003

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The 10th-ranked Vanderbilt men's tennis team notched its sixth conference victory of 2003 on Friday afternoon, as it defeated No. 19 Auburn in a highly competitive match, 4-3, at the Brownlee O. Currey Tennis Center. With the win, Vanderbilt improves to 15-3 overall and 6-2 in the SEC, while Auburn falls to 13-6 overall and 4-5 in the conference.

The Commodores got back on track in doubles, as they ended a two-match losing streak on Friday. Junior Chad Harris and sophomore Matt Lockin clinched the valuable doubles point at the No. 2 position, as they defeated Tom George and Markus Schiller, 8-5. Vanderbilt's first win came at the No. 3 spot, as the newly formed team of juniors Zach Dailey and Lewie Smith had no problems with Gabor Zoltan Pelva and Rodrigo Minozzo in winning 8-4. At the No. 1 position, junior Bobby Reynolds teamed up with sophomore Scott Brown to edge out Rameez Juniad and Andy Colombo, 9-8 (6).

Reynolds, who is ranked second nationally, got back on the winning track, as he picked up a straight-set win over the 17th-ranked Junaid at the No. 1 position, 6-4, 6-2. With the win, Reynolds is now 8-0 in SEC dual matches and 34-6 overall for the 2002-03 season.

Brown gave Vanderbilt a 3-0 lead in the team score, as he defeated Andre Boz at the No. 5 position, 6-4, 6-2. Brown's victory gave him his 11th dual-match victory of the year and ended a four-match losing streak.

Dailey solidified the Commodores' team victory, as he used a solid baseline game to hold off Minozzo at the No. 4 spot, 6-4, 6-4. Dailey continues to have a solid dual-match season, as he improves his record to 13-3.

The Commodores three defeats came at the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 6 positions. Harris and Lockin both were defeated in two tight three-set matches by Pelva and Colombo, respectively. Smith lost a tight two-set affair with Schiller, 6-4, 6-4.

Vanderbilt returns to action at 12 p.m. Sunday to face No. 14-ranked Alabama at the Currey Tennis Center. The Commodores will be looking to avenge last year's, 4-3, loss in Tuscaloosa.


Vanderbilt Auburn Winner Score
Bobby Reynolds Rameez Junaid VU 6-4, 6-2
Chad Harris Gabor Zoltan Pelva AU 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (2)
Matt Lockin Andy Colombo AU 6-4, 0-6, 7-5
Zach Dailey Rodrigo Minozzo VU 6-4, 6-4
Scott Brown Andre Boz VU 6-2, 6-4
Lewie Smith Markus Schiller AU 6-4, 6-4


Vanderbilt Opponent Winner Score
Reynolds/Brown Junaid/Colombo VU 9-8 (6)
Harris/Lockin George/Schiller VU 8-5
Dailey/Smith Pelva/Minozzo VU 8-4




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