Coronado High School
Sophomore Billy Rowe clinched Vanderbilt's SEC home opener in a three-set battle
VU will open SEC play next weekend on the road facing Alabama at 6:00 p.m. CT on Friday
Maxwell Freeman clinches Vanderbilt's eighth victory of the season
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.
Vanderbilt men's tennis team swept LSU 7-0 on Senior Day. Photos by Joe Howell (4/1/18)
Men's tennis opened the 2018 season defeating Middle Tennessee, 4-3. Photos by Joe Howell (1/19/18)
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)
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.