Coronado High School
Freshmen and first-year SEC student-athletes were eligible
Vanderbilt has claimed four-straight contests against the Vols, with 4-3 scores in back-to-back years.
VU went 1-1 on the day, falling 4-3 to No. 13 Northwestern and sweeping the Bruins.
Men's tennis kicked off the 2016 Commodore Scramble on Friday morning going undefeated in all 16 singles matches.
Commodore fans will finally be able to catch the Vandy men at home next weekend, as the `Dores host their annual Commodore Scramble Friday-Sunday.
Vanderbilt hosted Alabama, Auburn, Furman, Lipscomb, Louisville, LSU and Vanderbilt at the 2017 Commodore Scramble
Vanderbilt defeats Alabama, 4-3, on Senior Day. Photos by Joe Howell (4/7/17)
MT defeats Alabama 4-2 SEC Tournament - Photos by Austin Perryman (4/26/17)
M. Tennis vs. Tennessee - Photos by Frederick Breedon (3/5/17)
M. Tennis vs. Auburn - Photos by Steve Green. (3/20/17)
High School: Rowe currently competed for the Coronado High School Islanders, established a 21-0 record that includes 12 playoff matches for the CIF Division I Team Championships. In the Division I Team Finals, where Coronado took second place, Rowe lost only five games in 12 sets.
Personal: William James Rowe…Goes by Billy … Son of Jim and Suellen Rowe … Has three siblings; twin brother Charley, Mackenzie and Mandy…Father and grandfather played collegiate tennis… Began playing tennis at the age of four … Names Andy Roddick as his favorite tennis player, and LaDainian Tomlinson as his favorite non-tennis pro athlete … Bucket list includes skydiving … Favorite sports team is the San Diego Chargers … Favorite movie is Step Brothers ... Sister attended Vandy, twin currently plays golf for UVA … Decided to attend Vanderbilt because, “I loved the coaches and the guys on the team. Also, you can’t beat the academics.”
With tennis a family affair that stretches four generations, Billy continues on the family tradition of collegiate tennis, which was started by his great-grandfather and passed down. Jimbo Rowe, Billy's father, played at University of Redlands; Lionel (Billy's Grandfather) played at University of Virginia and Lionel's father played for U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.