Feb. 14, 2013
NASHVILLE – No. 40 Vanderbilt returns home for a doubleheader versus No. 31 Memphis and Lipscomb Friday afternoon at the Currey Tennis Center. The Commodores host Memphis at 2 p.m., followed by the match versus Lipscomb at approximately 6:30 p.m. Admission is free to both matches.
Last Time Out
Vanderbilt went 1-1 over the weekend in Chicago versus ranked foes in No. 33 Northwestern and No. 47 Harvard. The 40th-ranked Commodores defeated Northwestern Friday, Feb. 8, 4-3. Vanderbilt was able to capitalize early in the match with wins in No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to take a 1-0 lead. The Commodores were then able to register wins in No. 2, No. 5 and No. 6 singles to win the match. No. 17 Ryan Lipman defeated No. 108 Raleigh Smith to lead the way. In the weekend finale versus Harvard it was the Crimson who took control early. Harvard won the doubles point and singles matches in the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 positions to win the match, 4-3. Lipman recorded his fifth-straight win for Vanderbilt and freshman Kris Yee won his sixth-straight match.
About No. 31 Memphis
The 31st-ranked Tigers enter the weekend with a 3-2 record on the season and wins in their previous two matches (Southern Illinois and Murray State). Memphis’ only other win came versus Michigan State, 6-1, on Jan. 18. Vanderbilt dropped its meeting, 6-1, with Michigan State earlier this year. The two losses came to highly ranked foes in Oklahoma and Notre Dame. In the ITA Singles Rankings, Memphis is represented by No. 64 Joe Salisbury and No. 70 Johnny Grimal.
Lipscomb makes the short drive to Vanderbilt’s campus with a record of 1-2 on the year. The Bison registered their lone win of the season in their last outing versus Abilene Christian, 4-3. The two losses came against Middle Tennessee State (7-0) and Georgia Tech (4-3).
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Vanderbilt is back home for a doubleheader versus Indiana and Belmont Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Currey Tennis Center. The Commodores will play Indiana at 12 p.m., followed by a match versus Belmont.