VU looks to regroup at UGA, UT

March 21, 2013

NASHVILLE – No. 16 Vanderbilt begins a five-match road trip with stops at fifth-ranked Georgia on Friday at 3 p.m. CT and 28th-ranked Tennessee on Sunday at 9 a.m.

Last Time Out

No. 16 Vanderbilt (11-6, 4-2) split its two matches over the weekend with a win over Mississippi State, 6-1, and a loss to No. 54 Ole Miss, 5-2. The Commodores won the doubles point and five of the six matches in singles to take down Mississippi State on Friday. On Sunday, Vanderbilt won the doubles point versus Ole Miss, but then proceeded to drop five of the six matches in singles. Ashleigh Antal went 2-0 in singles over the weekend and is the lone Commodore to remain undefeated in SEC play at 6-0.

Vanderbilt Notables

  • Lauren Mira and Georgina Sellyn are both ranked in the ITA Singles Rankings at Nos. 46 and 74, respectively.
  • Mira and Courtney Colton are the 29th-ranked doubles team in ITA Doubles Rankings.
  • Colton and Ashleigh Antal are tied for the team lead with 18 wins this season.
  • Antal is a team best 13-1 in dual play and a perfect 6-0 in SEC play.
  • Frances Altick is second on the team with a 12-3 record in dual play and a 5-1 record in the SEC.
  • The Commodores are 7-28 all-time versus Georgia and the Bulldogs own a six-match win streak versus Vanderbilt.
  • Vanderbilt is 22-33 all-time versus Tennessee, but the Commodores have won the last two meetings.

About No. 5 Georgia (11-2, 4-1)

No. 5 Georgia (11-2,4-1 SEC) went 2-1 on the week, defeating 15th-ranked Notre Dame 6-1 on March 12 at home, losing to fourth-ranked Florida 4-1 on March 15 in Gainesville, and defeating 32nd-ranked South Carolina 7-0 on March 17 in Columbia. Seventh-ranked Lauren Herring and 17th-ranked Maho Kowase are tied for the team lead in singles victories at 27-5 and 27-7, respectively. No. 77 Silvia Garcia is 16-2 and 120th-ranked Kate Fuller is 21-5 in singles. No. 3 duo of Fuller/Garcia is 14-0 on the year, including 5-0 in SEC play.

About No. 28 Tennessee (5-6, 3-2)

This past weekend the Lady Vols headed out on their first SEC road trip of the season. Tennessee started the trip off with a close 4-3 win at No. 32 South Carolina using four singles wins to propel themselves to a victory. On Sunday, UT had to face off against No. 4 Florida in Gainesville. Despite a doubles victory for Brynn Boren and Kata Szkeley, their fourth straight, Tennessee dropped the doubles point and three straight singles matches as Florida earned a 4-0 win. The Lady Vols are represented in the ITA Singles Rankings by 20th-ranked Brynn Boren and 40th-ranked Kata Szekely. Boren and Szekely are the fourth-ranked doubles team in the country.

Live Scoring

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Up Next

Vanderbilt continues its five-match road trip with stops at Auburn next Friday, March 29 at 3 p.m. and Alabama next Sunday at 1 p.m.



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