Vanderbilt University coach names two captains

Head coach Scott Brown has announced Callum Rendle and Connor Robb-Wilcox as the two new captains

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Vanderbilt University coach names two captains
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Vanderbilt University's men's tennis team will have a new addition to its staff. Dores head coach Scott Brown has announced the addition of two team captains, along with Joubert Klopper and Jeremie Casabon. "We, as a staff, are thrilled to name Callum Rendle and Connor Robb-Wilcox as captains, alongside our current captains Jeremie and Joubert, for the remainder of the season.

They represent everything our culture stands for with work ethic, the discipline, enthusiasm and humility they have consistently brought over the last eight months, both on and off the court," he told.

Robb-Wilcox is a senior in the program, originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, and this is his fourth season with the Commodores.

Rendle, a native of Berkshire, England, joined Vandy this season from Wofford and is enrolled in the graduate program. “Callum and Connor are two of the most selfless players I have had the opportunity to work with in my 12 years of coaching college tennis and, along with Jeremie and Joubert, they have been incredible role models for our players who will return this year next.

No one is more deserving than these two young men. Congratulations to Callum and Connor on this honor,” he added.

Brown's words

After the Vanderbilt match against South Carolina, brow explained: “Wow.

What a weekend. This is what college tennis is about. We had two road matches, both 4-3, and both came down to the wire. This is why we train and we prepare– for matches like these. I want to give credit to both Adam Steinberg at Florida and Josh Goffi at South Carolina, they’re both world-class coaches who run world-class programs.

I’m really proud of our guys today. They’re getting tougher and tougher with each match and I’m not shocked that they pulled out a 4-3 today after losing a 4-3 on Friday. They’ve been consistent all week and we had a really great practice yesterday, fine tuning things from the previous match against Florida.

This was a team win, and this whole weekend was about the guys coming together and battling for each other out there. I also want to shout out Hugo Coquelin. When it comes down to the wire, I love having him out there. He lost the clincher on Friday to Florida but today just proves how he comes back and always fights.

We’re going to stay focused, stay present and get ready for LSU on Friday and Senior Day as well as the last home match against Georgia on Sunday”.

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