Boca Raton, Fla.
VU went 1-1 on the day, falling 4-3 to No. 13 Northwestern and sweeping the Bruins.
Vanderbilt concludes fall play Sunday morning with one round of singles at 9 a.m.
Men's tennis kicked off the 2016 Commodore Scramble on Friday morning going undefeated in all 16 singles matches.
Baker Newman and Billy Rowe will begin Friday’s competition with a combined 5-0 singles and doubles record.
Still undefeated, Allwardt has downed opponents from Miami, Furman and Auburn to advance into Sunday's division three final.
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.
MT vs. Ole Miss, 2016 Senior Day. Photos by Daniel Dubois (4/10/16).
Men's tennis 2015-16 head shots by Joe Howell (9/30/15)
• 2015 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
Sophomore (205-16): Clinched three doubles points on the year for the Commodores and earned five SEC doubles victories… Took the doubles point over then-No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies in a 7-6 tiebreaker on court two with Baker Newman… With Pen Binet clinched the doubles point on the road against Mississippi State on court two, 7-5… Took the doubles point over Ball State with Newman on court three.
Freshman (2014-15): Went 6-7 in singles action during the fall…. First victory as a Commodore came against Florida State’s Parker Eversten at Southern Intercollegiates, 6-3, 6-4… Defeated SEC foe, Max Lunkin of Texas A&M at the SEC Fall Classic, 6-4, 7-6(8)… Came out victorious twice in consolations of the Ohio Valley Regional…. Defeated Xavier’s Michael Moe (6-1, 6-3) and Ball State’s Jan Jirus (6-1, 7-5)…. Going 6-2, 6-2 the freshman defeated Tennessee Tech’s Othen Lima during the Commodore Scramble… Went 2-2 in doubles action… Both victories coming in dual match play alongside Suresh Eswaran and Ryan Smith… Defeated Lipscomb’s Hernandez/Manzanares 6-3… With Smith, came out victorious over Ball State’s Andersen/Helm…
High School: Graduated from Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, Fla. ... Rated as a five-star recruit and the No. 40 player nationally by tennisrecruiting.net ... Won the 2014 2A state title at No. 2 singles ... Also won the overall doubles title ... Played current Commodore Ryan Smith for the 2012 state title in Class 4A No. 1 singles, which was won by Smith ... Undeclared on major.
Tate S. Allwardt… Born June 15, 1996… Son of Tom and Jackie Allwardt… Undecided in his major… Brother to Keaton and Ava… Began playing tennis at 6 years old… Lists his favorite tennis player as Milos Raonic… Away from the tennis court Tate enjoys reading… Chose Vanderbilt over Illinois and Princeton