Named ITA National Player of the Month for Third Time
Commodores Set to Take on Texas A&M in NCAA Sweet
Tenn. - Junior Bobby Reynolds (Acworth, Ga.) was named National
Player of the Month for April by the Intercollegiate Tennis
Association (ITA), making him the only collegiate men’s
tennis player ever to earn the monthly honor on three occasions.
The nation’s top-ranked player has had an incredible
season for the Commodores. Of all the accomplishments he has
earned this season, Reynolds greatest achievement possibly
came on Sunday when he won the deciding match against Pepperdine
in the NCAA Second Round. He came back from a break of serve
down in the third set to Calle Hansen to give Vanderbilt its
first trip to the NCAA Sweet 16.
A couple of Reynolds’ accomplishments this year include
being named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and
the SEC’s Most Outstanding Player. He has also compiled
a 2002-03 singles record of 41-6, which included a 22-1 dual-match
mark. His 41 wins are a new Vanderbilt single-season record.
He also holds the Vanderbilt all-time career mark with 94
Reynolds and the rest of the sixth-ranked Commodores will
take on 10th-ranked Texas A&M at 12 p.m. (EST) Saturday
at the newly constructed Dan MaGill Tennis Center in Athens,