Vanderbilt University men’s tennis host Texas A&M on Friday at 4pm. The Dores will then travel north to face Kentucky Sunday at 11:00 CT. The Dores complete the regular season next weekend, traveling to face LSU in Baton Rouge at noon Sunday.
No. 21 Texas A&M travels to Nashville; they are 13-8 overall and 5-3 in SEC play. The Aggies are coming off a 2-0 weekend after beating #19 Florida 4-3 and #66 Rice 4-2 in a home doubleheader Saturday. The Aggies have four ranked singles players: No.
41 Noah Schachter, No. 62 Raphael Perot, No. 110 Trey Hilderbrand and No. 121 Pierce Rollins. Schachter and Hilderbrand also make up the team’s double-ranked duo, coming in at No. 40. On Sunday, the Dores will travel to No. 6 Kentucky (19-4, 7-3).
The Wildcats welcome the Commodores after going 0-2 this past weekend, losing 5-2 to No. 8 Georgia in Athens and 4-0 to No. 14 Tennessee in Knoxville. The Wildcat team has two singles ranked players (No. 20 Liam Draxl and No. 55 Joshua Lapadat) and two doubles ranked pairs (No.
25 Taha Baadi / Alafia Ayeni and No. 66 Lapadat / JJ Mercer).
Senior Day for the Dores
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From Tallin, Estonia, Siim Troost spent two years competing in the Big Ten in Minnesota before moving to Vanderbilt in 2021. Troost began his collegiate career as a Golden Gopher while amassing a 7-3 singles record competing primarily in third place and a 5-2 doubles record at the No.
1 ranking. In Troost’s sophomore season, he and teammate Gopher peaked at No. 4 in the ITA National Rankings, posting four wins against top five doubles opponents. The duo also received an at-large bid to the NCAA Doubles Tournament, where they earned All-American status after defeating the tournament’s No.
1 seed. Troost’s career as a Commodore began his junior year when he went 19-12 in singles overall, including a five-match hitting streak in singles. In doubles, Troost held a 15-8 record, all in first place. His wins in doubles included five against nationally ranked opponents and three to clinch the doubles point for the Dores.
As for the senior, Troost and teammate Jeremie Casabon sit 33rd in the ITA doubles standings, with a 7-3 record in first place doubles, including wins over five SEC opponents, four of whom are ranked nationwide. From Auckland, New Zealand, Macsen Sisam has been a mainstay for the Commodores, representing the black and gold for five seasons.
As a freshman, Sisam held an 8-3 home record and had seven straight hits. His sophomore season saw him on a five-game winning streak, a round of 32 at the ITA Regionals and four second-place doubles before the end of the season due to the pandemic.
Sisam began his junior season by winning four consecutive matches in both singles and doubles. As a senior, Sisam went 15-4 in singles, including an eight-game singles hit streak. In doubles, he held an 8-3 record, scored two doubles points, and had two hits over national-level opponents.
Through his fifth grade, Sisam beat three SEC opponents in singles, and he and teammate Joubert Klopper had six consecutive doubles hits earlier this season.
About the Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a university in Nashville, Tennessee.
It was founded in 1873 by Cornelius Vanderbilt with a donation of one million dollars. It hosts around 13,000 students. Vanderbilt spent $738 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 31st in the nation. In 2013, Vanderbilt University was ranked ninth in the country in funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Vanderbilt is ranked the 116th best university in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and 33rd in the United States by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks Vanderbilt as the 62nd-best university in the world.
Additionally the ARWU Field rankings in 2015 placed Vanderbilt as 18th best in the world for Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy, and 21st in Social Sciences. Vanderbilt is a founding and charter member of the Southeastern Conference and for a half-century has been the conference’s only private school.
The university fields six men’s and ten women’s intercollegiate teams and has won five NCAA championships.