VU went 1-1 on the day, falling 4-3 to No. 13 Northwestern and sweeping the Bruins.
Baker Newman and Billy Rowe will begin Friday’s competition with a combined 5-0 singles and doubles record.
Competing in pre-qualifier rounds, the Miami native took his first match, but fell in a close three-setter in the round of 128.
Selected to begin competition in the pre-qualifier rounds, Newman will take the court first this Saturday, Oct. 1st.
From the April issue of Commodore Nation
M. Tennis vs. No. 1 Virginia (2/3/17) Photos by Angela Everett
M. Tennis began the 2017 season at home against the No. 13 Northwestern Wildcats, L, 4-3. Photos by John Russell (1/15/17)
2016-17 Commodore Scramble (10/28/16) Photos by Steve Green
2016-17 MT head shots. By Russekk (9/14/16)
Vanderbilt defeated LSU 4-2 in the first round of the 2016 SEC Tournament.
• 2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2015 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2015 SEC Community Service Team
Highest Doubles Ranking: No. 75 (4/7/15) W/ Pen Binet
Sophomore (2015-16): Earned seven SEC doubles wins… Took the doubles point over then-No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies in a 7-6 tiebreaker on court two with Tate Allwardt… Individually, went on a five match-winning streak… picked up an SEC tournament win over LSU’s Boris Arias on court four, 6-0, 6-3… Took six SEC regular season singles victories… Made it to the round of 32 at Ohio Valley Regionals… Teamed up with brother Spencer to represent Bahamas in David Cup qualifiers.Freshman (2014-15): Went 17-17 overall in doubles action, 7-13 during dual season… Played primarily at No. 2 doubles for the ‘Dores… Clinched two huge 4-3 victories over SEC rivals… Secured VU’s SEC opener in a 4-3 upset over then-No.11 Florida at No. 6 singles; 6-1, 7-6(3)… Defeated the Kentucky Wildcat’ s Kevin Lai at No. 5; 2-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(3)… Made it to flight finals at Southern Intercollegiates…. Alongside Pen Binet, defeated Texas A&M’s then-No. 9 Adams/Vinsant at No. 1 doubles in College Station; 6-4… Clinched the doubles point at No. 2 for the ‘Dores on several occasions; over Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA tournament… Defeated South Carolina’s then-No. 56 Mayronne/O’Keefe 6-4 to clinch doubles advantage… Went 2-1 ion doubles against ranked opponents… Went to Costa Rica with Soles 4 Souls alongside nine other Vanderbilt student-athletes.
High School: Graduated from Gulliver Prep in Miami, Fla. ... Rated as a five-star recruit and as high as the No. 20 player nationally by tennisrecruiting.net ... Played varsity tennis since eighth grade, winning three team state championships ... Won state doubles titles in 2012-13 ... First team Miami Herald four times ... Has a brother, Spencer, who plays tennis at Florida ... Undeclared on major.