Three Commodores advance to ITA Regional Finals

Oct. 22, 2017

ITA Ohio Valley Regional Tournament Central
Day One Recap
Day Two Recap
Day Three Recap

The ITA Regionals continued on Sunday and Vanderbilt had athletes qualify for both the doubles and singles championship, which will take place at 9 a.m. on Monday morning. The Commodores are the only team with athletes in both finals matches. It is also the first time that Vanderbilt has had an athlete advance to the finals in either draw since 2014, when Rhys Johnson and Gonzales Austin won the doubles championship with a victory over Louisville's Albert Wagner and Chris Simich. Austin also advanced to the finals in the singles draw in 2014 before falling to Andrew Watson from Memphis. The last Commodore to win the ITA Regionals Championship singles draw was current assistant coach Ryan Lipman in 2013.

Doubles Recap
Lachlan McPhee and Billy Rowe are headed to the championship match at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships. The dynamic doubles duo has lived up to their billing as the top seed in the doubles draw thus far and won yet again in the semifinals on Sunday morning. Rowe/McPhee matched up against third-seeded Matt Story and Kai Lemke from Memphis and won the match by a score of 7-6 (4), 6-3.

Rowe and McPhee will play against the second-seeded doubles team of Parker Wynn and Chris Kougoucheff from Louisville in the championship match on Monday morning. Wynn/Kougoucheff defeated (7) Jan Pallares and Felix Rauch of Memphis in order to advance to the championship match.

Singles Recap
Danny Valent also qualified for the championship match with a pair of victories on the day, including upending top-seeded William Bushamuka (Kentucky) in the semifinals by a score of 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Valent also defeated (11) Scott Jones of Tennessee in the quarterfinals; 7-5, 6-1.

Valent's finals matchup will be against Tennessee's Timo Stodder, who is ranked second in the field. Stodder already defeated one Commodore earlier in the tournament, Alex Ross in the round of 16 by a score of 6-3, 6-0. Stodder scored a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Kentucky's Ryotoro Matsumara to advance to the finals match.

Tournament Updates
Draws are updated throughout the day as matches are completed HERE. All main draw results and other information will also be broadcast on Twitter via the tournament's official account (@ITAOhioValley), with additional information and graphics being distributed on Vanderbilt's team account (@VandyMensTennis).



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