Vanderbilt men's team was defeated 4-1 against Florida Atlantic

Commodores was defeated 4-1 against Florida Atlantic

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Vanderbilt men's team was defeated 4-1 against Florida Atlantic

Vanderbilt University men's tennis team was defeated 4-1 against Florida Atlantic. Now Commodores will host Oklahoma State (11 a.m.) and Belmont (3:30 p.m.) today, on 19 February 2023.

Men's Doubles

Huempfner/Hunter Robbins (FAU) def.

Troost/ Wang 7-6 (7-3)
Krolo/ Garca (FAU) def. Cox/Michael Ross 6-3
Sisam/ Klopper (Vandy) def. Colas/Fernandez Horta 7-6 (7-3)

Men's Singles

Kevin Huempfner (FAU) def. Klopper 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
Cox (Vandy) def Alberto Colas 6-4, 6-3
Filip Krolo (FAU) def Michael Ross 6-4, 6-3
Joao Graca (FAU) def.

Troost 6-3, 6-2
Sisam (Vandy) vs. Alvaro Fernandez Horta 6-3, 3-6, 4-3 unfinished
Mitchell Deames (Vandy) vs. Hunter Robbins 3-3 unfinished Head Coach Ian Duvenhage explained: "We had a tough day, but we have to keep our heads up, keep competing hard and keep working to improve." As reported by the Vanderbilt University website, the Owls earned a doubles victory on court 2 before Joubert Klopper and Macsen Sisam earned their fourth straight doubles victory, forcing a completion of the third doubles game.

Court 1 saw Siim Troost and Paul Wang compete for the tiebreak, but ultimately fell 7-6. Owls continued their momentum, grabbing their first singles point on court 4. The Commodores rallied, however, with Nathan Cox taking straight sets (6-4, 6-3) to claim a point for Vandy .

Florida Atlantic then picked up a third point on field 3 and the deciding point on field 1, with Klopper going down just short of the tiebreak.

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is a university in Nashville, Tennessee.

It was founded in 1873 by Cornelius Vanderbilt with a donation of one million dollars. It hosts around 13,000 students. Vanderbilt spent $738 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 31st in the nation. In 2013, Vanderbilt University was ranked ninth in the country in funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Vanderbilt is ranked the 116th best university in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and 33rd in the United States by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks Vanderbilt as the 62nd-best university in the world.

Additionally the ARWU Field rankings in 2015 placed Vanderbilt as 18th best in the world for Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy, and 21st in Social Sciences. Vanderbilt is a founding and charter member of the Southeastern Conference and for a half-century has been the conference's only private school.

The university fields six men's and ten women's intercollegiate teams and has won five NCAA championships. Photo credits: Vanderbilt University website