AUSTIN, Texas – As the Vanderbilt men’s tennis team continues to count down the days until the official kickoff of the 2018 dual season, the squad was sure to make strides at the Longhorn Invitational.
Against the Texas Longhorn and Virginia Tech Hokies, the Commodores went 6-5 in singles and 2-3 in doubles action. Tate Allwardt, Vikram Chari, George Harwell, Baker Newman, Alex Ross, and Adam Sraberg all picked up victories, with Chari and Sraberg’s wins coming in hard-fought three set matches. In the lone ranked matchup of the day, 50th Daniel Valent fell 6-4, 6-0 to No. 37 Leonardo Telles.
In tandems, No. 36 Lachlan McPhee and Billy Rowe nearly upended the fifth-ranked team in the nation, Rodrigo Banzer and Telles of Texas. However, the Commodore duo lost a few key points and suffered an 8-4 loss. The Vanderbilt pairings of Valent/Harwell and Maxwell Freeman/Allwardt both earned 8-5 victories over Virginia Tech teams.
Match play will resume on Sunday morning at 9 am CT.
Longhorn Invitational Results
No. 37 Leonardo Telles (Texas) def. No. 50 Daniel Valent (Vanderbilt), 6-4, 6-0
Baker Newman (Vanderbilt) def. Yuya Ito (Texas) def. 7-6 (5), 6-1
Christian Sigsgaard (Texas) def. Billy Rowe (Vanderbilt), 6-3, 6-3
Tate Allwardt (Vanderbilt) def. Johnny Goodwin (Texas), 6-4, 7-6 (5)
Colin Markes (Texas) def. Lachlan McPhee (Vanderbilt), 6-1, 6-1
Adam Sraberg (Vanderbilt) def. George Cartledge (Virginia Tech), 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
Vikram Chari (Vanderbilt) def. Ryan Kros (Virginia Tech), 6-1, 6-7 (3), 7-5
Alex Ross (Vanderbilt) def. Chase Bernstine (Virginia Tech), 6-4, 6-2
George Harwell (Vanderbilt) def. Carlo Donato (Virginia Tech) (court 5), 6-4, 7-5
No. 97 Alexandre Ribeiro (Virginia Tech) def. Maxwell Freeman (Vanderbilt), 2-6, 7-6, 6-2
No. 80 Jason Kros (Virginia Tech) def. Panu Virtanen (Vanderbilt), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
No. 23 Yuya Ito/Harrison Scott (Texas) def. Panu Virtanen/Baker Newman (Vanderbilt), 8-3
No. 5 Rodrigo Banzer/Leonardo Telles (Texas) def. No. 36 Lachlan McPhee/Billy Rowe (Vanderbilt), 8-4
Daniel Valent/George Harwell (Vanderbilt) def. George Cartledge/Feliksas Sakalauskas (Virginia Tech) (court 5), 8-5
Chase Bernstine/Abraham Asaba (Virginia Tech) def. Adam Sraberg/Alex Ross (Vanderbilt) (court 2), 8-5
Maxwell Freeman/Tate Allwardt (Vanderbilt) def. Jason Kros/Ryan Kros (Virginia Tech) (court 4), 8-5