Day one at Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic

Senior Alex DiValerio won in doubles in Napa

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



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