Vanderbilt men’s team in the ITA Kickoff Weekend


Vanderbilt University men’s tennis team will compete this ITA Kickoff Weekend, with the match played yesterday, Friday, against USC, in Los Angeles.

Then, as reported by the Vanderbilt Unversity website, Commodores will face UCLA or Memphis on Sunday. After this weekend, then Commodores will play at home on 4 February 2023 against Princeton (11:00am) and Tennessee State (3:30pm).

This weekend marks the 13th appearance of Vanderbilt University men’s tennis team at the ITA Kickoff Weekend, since the inaugural tournament in 2009. ITA Kickoff Weekend brings together the top 60 men’s and women’s tennis teams to take part in highly competitive matches.

The tournament will follow the traditional collegiate format with teams playing a best-of-seven game, consisting of six points from singles and one point from doubles. With four teams at each host venue, the winners of the opening round of matches will compete in the second round to determine who reaches the 2023 ITA National Team Indoor Championships hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Illinois.

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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