Vanderbilt men’s team gets a win against Tigers and a loss against Princeton


The Commodores opened their home games Saturday with a win over TSU’s Tigers and a loss to Princeton. Next week, Vanderbilt continues to play at home on February 12, hosting Rice at noon.

As reported by the Vabderbilt University website, Macsen Sisam and Joubert Klopper grabbing the 6-4 victory on court 3 and Michael Ross and Nathan Cox having the better of court 2, giving the Commodores a 1-0 lead in singular.

Princeton tied it up, with Klopper dropping straight sets on field 1. The Dores picked up a single run with Ross’ 6-3, 6-4 wins on field 3. Jeremie Casabon and Siim Troost both forced the third set in their respective matches, but they ultimately fell short with Troost losing 4-6 and Casabon 2-6. The second game of the day began with the Dores picking up the doubles point again, with Troost/Paul Wang and Sisam/Klopper both winning their matches.

Vanderbilt’s momentum never wavered and the Commodores finished the match with Troost, Marcus Ferreira and Cox each taking straight sets. Ross and Klopper also took back-to-back sets, picking up two more points. The Commodores beat the Tigers 6-0.

Ian Duvenhage, Dores head coach, explained: “We had another strong start by winning four of six first sets in singles against Princeton, but we’re not finishing up. We need to capitalize on our starts and shut down our opponents.”

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: Vanerdbilt Unoversity website

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