Tennis advances seven to day two of Southern Collegiates
Sept. 13, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - The Vanderbilt men's tennis team finished the first day of the Southern Collegiate Championships from the Dan Magill Tennis Complex at the University of Georgia, 8-3 in singles play and 4-2 in doubles. The Commodores advance seven singles players and three doubles teams to the second day of action.
"We had a solid first day," said VU head coach Ian Duvenhage. "Getting seven singles players through the first day is not bad, but it is only going to get tougher from here."
The surprise of the day was the top-seeded Ryan Lipman falling to Rogerio Ribeiro of East Tennessee State 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
"I am pretty disappointed with the way the match went," said Duvenhage. "Ryan did not play well at all, we are definitely hoping to see him play better in the consolation rounds."
Fourth-seeded singles player Gonzales Austin was able to advance in straight-sets knocking off Laurynas Antropikas of Stetson 6-3, 6-1.
"Our young guys played well," Duvenhage said. "Pen did a good job in singles to pick up the win. Rhys did a great job of competing and found a way to get it done in the third set. Ryan (Smith) served very well today."
Saturday's action gets underway early, with the doubles round of 16 beginning at 8 a.m. The round of 32 singles play will begin at 9:30 for the Commodores. Duvenhage expressed what his team must do if they are to continue to go deep into the tournament.
"We need to execute in all facets of the game," he said. "Some of our guys serve well and don't return well and vice versa. If we can do both of those things well and keep the ball between the lines, we will be fine. "
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