Sept. 23, 2011
Vanderbilt's men's tennis team opened their first day in the Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic with an 0-4 start, winning in doubles play but falling short in singles.
Touted-freshman Gonzales Austin and senior Alex DiValerio teamed up for the Commodores' lone winning score in the first day of play, with a 9-7 mark against Tulsa's Ashley Watling and Japie De Klerk.
Play resumes tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. PT, with sophomore Blake Bazarnik taking on USTA's JC Aragone. Austin plays at 11:30 against USTA's Luca Corintelli, DiValerio starts at 1 p.m. against USTA's Alexios Halebian, and Jones wraps up Saturday's play against USTA's Mitchell Kreuger at 2 p.m.
Results from today's play:
Ashley Watling (Tulsa) def. Gonzalez Austin (Vanderbilt), 6-2, 6-4
Greg Andrews (Notre Dame) def. Alex DiValerio (Vanderbilt), 6-3, 6-4
Ed Jones (Tennessee) def. Blake Bazarnik (Vanderbilt), 6-4, 7-6 (4)
Adrien Puget (UCLA) def. Charlie Jones (Vanderbilt), 6-1, 6-4