Vanderbilt University men's doubles pair will face Georgia Tech at the NCAA!

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Vanderbilt University men's doubles pair will face Georgia Tech at the NCAA!
Vanderbilt University men's doubles pair will face Georgia Tech at the NCAA! (Provided by Tennis World USA)

Vanderbilt University doubles of pair junior Jeremie Casabon and senior Siim Troost will represent the Commodores at the NCAA Doubles Championships in Orlando, Florida. The No. 19 duo will open the tournament today in the round of 30 against Georgia Tech's No.

30 Andres Martin and Marcus McDaniel. Due to inclement weather in Orlando, the times for tomorrow's games have not yet been disclosed. Casabon and Troost finished 17-7 overall on the season, going 7-3 in SEC play. Notable wins for the Dores include losses to then No.

74 Arkansas, No. 44 Mississippi State, No. 40 Texas A&M, No. 25 Kentucky, No. 18 Florida, and No. 11 of Georgia. Georgia Tech's Martin and McDaniel finished the season 10-7 overall, 1-5 in ACC play. The Yellow Jackets' success includes wins over then #3 South Carolina and #24 Georgia.

Last November at the Georgia Tech Invitational, Casabon and Troost competed against Martin, who was then paired with fellow Yellowjacket teammate Rohan Sachdev. The contest saw the Dores claim the slim victory by a score of 8-7 (7-4).

The winner of the Vanderbilt/Georgia Tech matchup on Wednesday will face the winner of the South Carolina/Michigan State contest in the round of 16.

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.

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