Women’s Tennis to Battle Arkansas in SEC Tourney on Thursday 4/17/03

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Following an intense workout on Wednesday afternoon at the UT Varsity Courts, the 10th-ranked Vanderbilt women’s tennis team is now set to begin its quest for a Southeastern Conference Tournament championship. The tournament’s fifth-seeded Commodores (17-4) will collide with the 12th-seeded Lady Razorbacks (8-13) of Arkansas at 5 p.m. (EST) on the campus the University of Tennessee.

The Commodores’ journey for their first illusive title will be a difficult one, as they will have to win four dual matches over the next four days to be crowned SEC Tournament champions. The road to the title includes potential match-ups with tournament host Tennessee, second-ranked Florida and either Kentucky of Georgia. Vanderbilt went 1-3 against these four teams during the regular season, but the three losses were by scores of 4-3.

Vanderbilt and Arkansas squared off once during the 2003 regular season, which the Commodores won handily in Nashville, 7-0, back on March 30. The Commodores finished a perfect 6-0 against SEC Western Conference opponents. This was the second-straight season Vanderbilt has finished with a perfect record against Western Division teams.

Tennessee will be providing live statistics for every tournament match. The
link to view up to the minute scoring is for the Vanderbilt-Arkansas match is:

For Vanderbilt SEC Tournament notes, click on the link below.

SEC Tournament Notes




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