Jan. 22, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt women's tennis team remained the 16th-ranked team in the country in the second poll of the season, following a strong showing at the Miami Spring Invitational this past weekend.
The 'Dores matched up with No. 9 Miami, No. 17 Texas and No. 31 Memphis in the three-day invite, finishing the trip to Coral Gables with a 21-10 combined doubles and singles record.
Vanderbilt is one of 12 schools in college tennis with both its men's and women's programs ranked inside the top 25, and one of eight with both programs in the top 16. Four of the schools with both the men's and women's team in the top 16 are out of the Southeastern Conference. The men's tennis team moved up one spot to No. 15 this week, after starting the dual season 2-0.
The Commodores will open up dual play this weekend at the ITA Kick-off in Lincoln, Neb. Despite being the highest ranked team at the regional, No. 16 VU will be the third-seed and will face second-seed No. 18 Texas Tech, on Saturday at 11 a.m. The host, No. 25 Nebraska will face fourth-seed No. 19 Georgia Tech.
The winners of both will face off Sunday with a chance to go to the National Team Indoor Championships on the line.