NCAA Mens Tennis

Men’s Tennis Central: #20 Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt

Men’s Tennis Central: #20 Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The 20th-ranked Tennessee men’s tennis team is back on Rocky Top this week for its SEC home opener against Vanderbilt on Thursday at noon ET.
Tennessee (9-5, 0-1 SEC) looks to reach double-digit victories on the season against the in-state Commodores at Barksdale Stadium.
Thursday’s match will be streamed live online via SEC Network+ and the ESPN app, with Cracked Racquets providing whiparound coverage. Live stats will be provided by and can be found here. Live streaming is available for free through Playsight here.
Admission is free and complimentary tennis parking is located in SC40 at the Kingston Pike Building. Additional parking information can be found here.
For outdoor matches at Barksdale Stadium this season, concessions and alcoholic beverages will be sold on the concourse, at the top of the grandstand behind court two. More information on Tennessee’s enhanced fan experience efforts can be found here.


Tennessee narrowly dropped its SEC opener on the road at No. 14 Auburn, 4-3.


Tennessee (9-5, 0-1 SEC) and Vanderbilt (5-7, 1-1 SEC) write the 92nd chapter of a nearly century-old in-state rivalry Thursday in Knoxville. The Big Orange lead the series, 67-24, dating to 1927. A win would mark Tennessee’s 12th win over the Commodores in the past 17 meetings and its fourth consecutive victory over Vandy. Vanderbilt is off to a 1-1 start to conference play, with a 4-2 win over Arkansas and a 4-0 loss to sixth-ranked South Carolina. The Commodores are 5-7 overall, with all five of those victories coming at home in Nashville.


Last season, the then-fifth-ranked Vols battled past Vanderbilt for a gutsy road win, taking the match, 4-3, behind a dramatic come-from-behind victory by Shunsuke Mitsui on court four to clinch the victory. After trailing by a set and a break, Mitsui executed a comeback and won a third-set tiebreaker.




#7 – Johannus Monday

#62 – Emile Hudd

#120 – Shunsuke Mitsui



#4 – Pat Harper/Johannus Monday

#50 – Emile Hudd/Shunsuke Mitsui



• With the ITA’s March 7 update of its singles and doubles rankings, Tennessee has had either a top-10 singles acclaim or a top-10 doubles pair in 18 of the past 19 dual-season rankings updates, dating to March 24, 2021. This week, UT has a top-10 ranking in singles and doubles. Johannus Monday is ranked No. 7 in…

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