The Vanderbilt Commodores are back in action this upcoming weekend as they travel to Gainesville for the SEC Fall Classic.
Freshman Baker Newman advances to Division III singles finals. Tandems team of Newman and Ryan Smith advance to Division I doubles semifinals.
Vanderbilt's season comes to an end with an overall record of 17-11
Ryan Smith clinched the match 6-4, 7-6 (4) at No. 6
Vanderbilt will await the seeding of the NCAA regionals on April 29
March 21, 2014
September 20, 2013
Vanderbilt Senior Day vs. South Carolina on April 13, 2014. Photos by Joe Howell.
#8 Texas A&M defeated #18 Vanderbilt 4-0 on March 9, 2014
No. 15 Vanderbilt men's tennis vs. No. 20 Texas during the ITA Kick-off
John Russell's photo gallery from the SEC Fall Classic.
2013-14 (Freshman):Went 7-9 overall and 4-3 in dual play ... Played primarily in No. 6 singles spot, going 2-3 ... With Eswaran picked up the 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles in first round of NCAA Tournament ... Also won second round NCAA Tournament match with Eswaran at No. 2 doubles against Columbia ... Defeated No. 38 VT's Florian Nicoud 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in singles in first round of NCAA Tournament ... Defeated UGA's Hernus Pieters in the No. 6 position 4-6, 7-6, (7-4), 6-3 in the SEC Tournament.High School: Attended Cypress Bay High School playing tennis under head coach Vincent Grossi ... First Team All-State all four years of HS ... Florida tennis Player of the Year as a junior ... Led the Cypress Bay Lightning to two state championships.
Personal: Ryan Philip Smith ... Born October 27, 1994 ... Son of Lori and Douglas Smith ... Brother of Zach ... Majoring in public policy studies ... Started playing tennis at the age of 10 ... Lists Rafael Nadal as his favorite tennis player and Calvin Johnson as his favorite non-tennis athlete ... Away from the tennis court he enjoys playing basketball ... Chose Vanderbilt over Florida, Illinois, Duke and Virginia.
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