ATHENS, Ga. - Vanderbilt's Bobby Reynolds saw his 2002-03 season come to an end Friday, as the nation's top-ranked player was upset by Washington's Alex Vlaski in the NCAA Round of 16, 7-5, 7-6. For Reynolds, it was his sixth singles match in the last six days.
Vlaski advanced to Saturday's quarterfinal round, and will take on Auburn's Rameez Junaid.
Reynolds concluded his junior season with an incredible 46-7 overall record, which included a 25-1 dual-match mark. Reynolds finished the SEC regular season with a perfect 11-0 record. He finished the year by winning 35 of his last 37 matches. Two of his losses this year came to Vlaski.
Other accomplishments this season for Reynolds include being named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and the Tournament's Most Valuable Player. He was also named the NCAA Tournament's Most Valuable Player after leading the Commodores to a national runner-up finish.
Reynolds, who has said he will return for his senior season, became the first collegiate tennis player to be named Intercollegiate Tennis Association Player of the Month in three months during the same season.