Vanderbilt women's will face Florida Gators and South Carolina

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Vanderbilt women's will face Florida Gators and South Carolina

The Vanderbilt University women's tennis team will travel this weekend, facing the Florida Gators today, Friday, and South Carolina Gamecocks, Sunday March 19, 2023. The start in Gainesville is set for 4:00 PM. CT on Friday.

The Dores will then travel to Columbia, South Carolina, where the first serve is set for noon CT on Sunday. The Gators are 2-1 in conference play with wins over LSU and South Carolina. Its only loss was to Texas A&M. Florida features three ranked singles players and two ranked doubles pairs.

The Gamecocks are 1-2 in conference play, with both losses coming to top 20 opponents. South Carolina has two ranked singles players and a pair of ranked doubles players. The Gamecocks will play Kentucky on Friday before facing the Commodores on Sunday.

The Commodores head into the weekend with a 2-2 record in the SEC, with their most recent losses coming to No. 12 Tennessee and No. 6 Georgia. The pairings of Celia-Belle Mohr and Marcella Cruz, Bridget Stammel and Anessa Lee, and Anna Ross and Holly Staff will be working on extending their streak in doubles this weekend.

Vanderbilt has yet to drop a doubles point in SEC play, which consistently gives the team the lead in singles play.

About the 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