Tennis Holds Off No. 19 Auburn, 4-3 4/4/03
Dailey gives 'Dores sixth conference win of 2003
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
6-2, 7-6 (2)