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Women’s Tennis: Vanderbilt captures gold at ITA Women’s Ohio Valley Regional Championships

Vanderbilt Women’s Tennis had a dominating showing at the ITA Women’s Ohio Valley Regional Championships.
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Naomi Katz hits a shot on Sept. 21, 2023 (Courtesy of Vanderbilt Athletics).

The Vanderbilt Women’s Tennis team took home the gold in both singles and doubles this past week at the 2023 ITA Women’s Ohio Valley Regional Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. Starting with the singles tournament, Celia-Belle Mohr, Valeria Ray, Holly Staff, Anessa Lee, Amy Stevens, Sonya Macavei and No. 67 Bridget Stammel represented the Commodores. With a total of 128 women competing, the Vanderbilt women held four out of the eight places in the quarterfinals and three out of four in the semifinals.

Mohr and Staff faced one another after each winning one set 6-2 each, were forced into a tiebreak with Mohr coming out on top. In a much quicker style, Stammel defeated Tennessee’s headliner Elza Tomase in straight sets with 6-3 scores across the board. With the final match on Oct. 23, Stammel took the ITA Singles titles after not giving a single game to teammate Mohr. 

Even after losing in singles, Mohr still managed to return to Nashville Monday afternoon with a gold medal around her neck with Lee, after defeating Elizabeth Eades and Lidia Gonzalez, a power duo from the University of Kentucky. The duos of Stammel and Macavei, and Staff and Ray both entered the doubles competition but lost in the round of 16 and quarterfinals, respectively. 

Within this event, Vanderbilt won a total of 39 matches and played consistently each day of the five-day classic. Stammel and Mohr have accepted their spots in the ITA National Fall Championship singles, and duo Mohr and Lee now prepare for the doubles competition, all of which take place in San Diego, California, Nov. 1-5. 

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