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Vanderbilt men’s team is redy to face Tennissee

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Vanderbilt University men’s tennis team will face Tennessee. The Commodores come off a split weekend doubleheader, outscoring Alabama A&M 7-0, but losing 0-4 to No. 5 South Carolina. Dores will travel to Athens to face No. 7 Georgia on Saturday. The opening service is scheduled for noon CT.

As reported by the Vanderbilt University website, after a loss to #15 Auburn, Tennessee sits 9-5 on the season. The Volunteers side includes three nationally ranked singles players: No. 7 Johannus Monday, No. 62 Emile Hudd and No. 120 Shunsuke Mitsui. The Vols also have three nationally ranked doubles pairings: No. 4 Pat Harper / Monday, no. 50 Hudd / Mitsui and no. 70 Kent Hunter/Mitsui.

The Commodore-Volunteer series is the most seasoned in Vanderbilt men’s tennis history, with the teams having met 91 times since 1927. In last year’s contest, the Commodores fell 4-3 to No. 5 Tennessee in Nashville. The last time the Dores outlasted the Vols was in 2018 with a 4-3 score against a #8 Tennessee. 21 in Knoxville.

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: Vanderbilt University website

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