Women’s Tennis moves to 4-0 after victory over Louisville

The Vanderbilt Commodores defeated Louisville 6-1 in its home opener, improving to 4-0 for the season


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Anessa Lee hits a backhand en route to a victory in straight sets on Feb. 3, 2023. (Vanderbilt Athletics)

Masatomo Shiiki, Contributor

Vanderbilt defeated Louisville at home on Feb. 3 by a score of 6-1. The Commodores dominated, capturing the doubles point and winning five of the six singles points to roll to a convincing win.

No. 55 ranked Celia-Belle Mohr and Aneesa Lee took care of business early for the Black and Gold, winning the first doubles match. In the clincher, Anna Ross and Holly Staff won their doubles match to give Vanderbiltthe doubles point.

This dominance continued with singles as well, with Lee sweeping Louisville’s Maria Campos in straight sets. Bridget Stammel won in straight sets as well, defeating Jamilah Snells to put the Commodores within a point of the match. Mohr won the clincher on court 1 as she defeated Andrea Di Palma. Vanderbiltwon two matches afterwards as well, thanks to contributions from Staff and Amy Stevens.

“Overall, really happy with the team’s performance today against Louisville in our first home match of the spring. I thought we competed really well in both doubles and singles,” head coach Aleke Tsoubanos said. “Louisville is a talented team, and I think we showed some grit and discipline that allowed us to pull through some competitive matches today.”

Vanderbilt will look to remain undefeated as the team will travel to Seattle, Washington next to compete in the ITA National Indoor Championships from Feb. 10-13.