Tennis Rebounds with 7-0 Sweep of Mississippi State
Tenn. - After two difficult losses last weekend to SEC
foes Georgia and Tennessee, the 10th-ranked Vanderbilt
women's tennis team rebounded with a 7-0 sweep of Mississippi
State on Friday afternoon at the Brownlee O. Currey
Tennis Center. With the win, the Commodores move to
10-3 overall and 1-2 in the SEC, while the Bulldogs
fall to 6-6 overall and 0-3 in the conference.
The Commodores have now won 13-consecutive matches against
the Bulldogs. Vanderbilt posted their first point when
it swept the three doubles matches. Senior Sarah Riske
and junior Aleke Tsoubanos ended a two-match losing
streak by easily defeating Elaine Fagan and Yumi Ueda,
8-2. With the win, Vanderbilt's top doubles duo has
now won 20 matches on the year (20-3).
Sophomore Annie Menees and junior Kori Scott clinched
the point at the No. 3 position, as they defeated Justyna
Switala and Marcelle Hirt, 8-6. The Commodores have
now won the doubles point in 12 of their 13 doubles
In singles action, the No. 12-ranked Riske got back
on the winning track, as she had no problems with Magdolna
Rekasi. Vanderbilt's lone senior cruised to a straight
set 6-0, 6-1 win. She was coming to difficult losses
to the No. 2 and No. 3 players in the country from Georgia
and Tennessee. In the other five singles matches, the
Commodores only dropped 14 games in 10 sets of action.
The Commodores return to action at 12 p.m. Sunday against
No. 37-ranked Mississippi at the Currey Tennis Center.
Vanderbilt will take a three-match winning streak over
the Rebels into Sunday's match.