Men's Tennis:Reynolds wins SEC Indoor Championship

NORCROSS, Ga. - If there ever was any question about the talent level on the Vanderbilt men's tennis team, then all has been answered by its performance at the prestigious Southeastern Conference Indoor Championship the last four days.

Junior Bobby Reynolds (Acworth, Ga.) capped off an incredible four days of singles play by winning his first major collegiate title on Sunday afternoon. The tournament's No. 3 seed capped off the weekend with a straight-set victory Florida's Janne Holmia, 7-6 (4), 6-1. Holmia made the finals by defeating the No. 8 seed Bo Hodge of Georgia in straight sets. In Reynolds' semifinal match, he defeated the No. 7 seed Alex Hartman of Mississippi in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, to set up the final with Holmia.

Reynolds, who is ranked No. 8 nationally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, won six singles matches over the four days of competion. With the win, he moves his 2002-03 record to 19-5.

In doubles action, Reynolds and junior Lewie Smith (Memphis, Tenn.) were not as lucky, as they lost to their teammates junior Chad Harris (Aurora, Colo.) and sophomore Scott Brown (St. Louis, Mo.) in the semifinals, 8-6. Brown and Harris advanced to the finals, which are later this afternoon at the Racquet Club of the South against Louisiana State's Bryan Fisher and Jason Hazely. The Vanderbilt duo fell short giving the Commodores the sweep, as they lost to Fisher and Hazely, 8-6.

The Commodores kick off their 2003 dual match season on Saturday, January 25, against Tennessee-Chattanooga and Tennessee-Martin at the Brownlee O. Currey Tennis Center. The first match will be played at 9:30 a.m. Admission for the event is free. Top Stories