Top-seeded Dores ready for Miami Hurricanes

May 16, 2018

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The top-seeded Vanderbilt women's tennis team is set to complete its fifth-straight appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16 on Thursday at 3 p.m. CT, taking on the 16th-ranked/seeded Miami Hurricanes at the Wake Forest Tennis Center.

Thursday’s match will be the Commodores’ 18thSweet 16 appearance and fifth straight. Vanderbilt advanced to the round of 16 following a 4-0 victory over Alabama State in the round of 64 and a 4-0 win over No. 41 Clemson in the Nashville regional championship.



With the win over Clemson, the Commodores boast a 24-3 overall record and capped the year with a unblemished 13-0 mark at the Currey Tennis Center. Heading to Winston-Salem, Vanderbilt went 5-2 against all remaining NCAA teams, defeating UGA, SC, Stanford, UNC, and Ole Miss. Additionally, Vanderbilt has defeated two No. 1 teams; Stanford (7-0) and UNC (4-3). The Commodores dropped matches against Northwestern (L, 4-2) and Pepperdine (L, 4-3).

Commodore Notables:

  • Vanderbilt enters the NCAA round of 16 as the tournament’s top seed for the first time in program history
  • Set to contend in a fifth-straight Sweet 16, and 18th overall
  • Dores are 24-3 on the season, with two of VU’s losses coming against top-25 opponents
  • Vanderbilt earned its one NCAA title in 2015 in Waco, Texas
  • The Commodores have appeared in NCAA semifinals the last three seasons
  • VU owns 13 top-25 victories and eight top-10 wins
  • This is the second straight year where the Commodores downed Clemson in the Round of 32
  • The victory was the program's 54th NCAA tournament victory, with head coach Geoff Macdonald leading the team through the ups and downs of every NCAA journey
  • Vanderbilt has given up only two points against their five most recent opponents
  • Contreras sits two wins short of claiming VU's single-season win record (39) as well as her 100th career victory
  • Summer Dvorak earned her first NCAA Tournament win on Friday
  • VU owns 13 top-25 victories and eight top-10 wins

Tracking the Hurricanes:

  • For the 12th time in 13 years, the University of Miami women's tennis team is headed to the NCAA Team Championship Sweet 16
  • Miami is 18-7 overcall and 11-3 in ACC play
  • The U is back in the Sweet 16 following a one-year hiatus
  • The Canes came back from 1-0 and 3-2 deficits against No. 22 UCF in the Round of 32 en route to a 4-3 victory
  • The win clinched Miami's 23rd all-time Sweet 16 appearance, including the 13th under 17th-year head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews
  • The Hurricanes upped their all-time in NCAA Team Championship mark to 53-32, including 25-1 at home, and Yaroshuk-Tews improved to 40-16 in NCAA matches with the victory over UCF


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