Vanderbilt men's team won against Bulldogs and lost against Gators

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Vanderbilt men's team won against Bulldogs and lost against Gators

Vanderbilt men's tennis hosted its final doubleheader of the season on Saturday. The Dores outscored the Bulldogs 4–3 but lost to the Gators 4–3. Now Dores will be back home next weekend with two SEC matches on deck.

The Dores host Mississippi State on Friday at 4 p.m. and Ole Miss on Sunday at noon. The Commodores started the day strong with Nathan Cox and Michael Ross grabbing a quick 6-1 doubles win on Field 2. The Dores then grabbed the double point as Jeremie Casabon and Siim Troost won Field 1 with a score of 6-4.

After today's win and last week's 6-0 win over No. 11 Trent Bryde and Georgia's Ethan Quinn, Casabon/Troost hold a 5-2 doubles record on the season. Florida rebounded, racking up straight three-pointers in straight sets on 1, 2, and 3 courts.

Vanderbilt then got some momentum back as Casabon took straight sets on 5 courts, 7-6 (7-3) , 6-3. The Dores grabbed a second doubles point with Troost's efforts on court 4. He outscored his opponent Gator after three sets: 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

The match eventually came down to court 6, where Macsen Sisam fell in straight sets. Florida won the game 4-3. Vanderbilt kicked off match two of the doubleheader clinching the second doubles point of the day with Cox/Ross winning 6-0 on Court 2 and Sisam/Klopper taking Court 3, 6-2.

The Dores’ momentum carried into singles play with Troost, Klopper and Ross each winning straight sets in their respective singles matches. After finishing out the remaining singles matches, the Commodores won by a score of 4-3.

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