And, soon after you see this, Vanderbilt will play in a Final Four. The Commodore women’s tennis team will take on Georgia Tech in a national semifinal match at 9:00 AM CT in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The other semifinal between Duke and Stanford will take place at the same time on the other court at Wake Forest. We can only assume this is due to a threat of bad weather (I’m too lazy to check the weather forecast in Winston-Salem); Vanderbilt was originally set to play at 11.
Also, insert your own jokes about the fact that the NCAA Final Four in women’s tennis includes Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Duke, and Stanford. If you’re curious, Northwestern won the Big Ten and lost to Duke in the Sweet 16.
That’s it for Vanderbilt sports today. Yeah, the athletics season is winding down. (Also, I’m not putting up a separate live thread for tennis today so just use this as your live thread.)
Tweet of the Day
Sonny Gray, Filthy 86mph Slider. pic.twitter.com/hNxVMJbiTJ— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 20, 2018
Off the West End
An interesting tidbit at the bottom of this article about former Alabama star Trent Richardson getting suspended by the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders is that former Vanderbilt running back Zac Stacy is in their training camp. Stacy last played in the NFL in 2015 and had announced his retirement from football last year.
The Vegas Golden Knights are in the Stanley Cup Finals in their first season of existence.
Dansby Swanson walked it off for the Braves to end a 6-run ninth inning to beat the Marlins. Meanwhile, Sonny Gray held the Royals to four hits in eight innings in a Yankees win.
21-year-old Aaron Wise set the record low score at the Byron Nelson, picking up his first PGA Tour win in the process.