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Anchor Drop, May 2, 2023: Women’s tennis to Columbus... again

Hey, is there another regional we could get sent to?

Tennis: Citi Open Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

Vanderbilt women’s tennis made the NCAA Tournament for the 28th consecutive season and, as parlagi pointed out in the comments yesterday, they’re getting sent to the Columbus regional for the third year in a row. Really? Three years in a row at the same place? (And it gets even worse, of course, since the season before that Ohio State was the 2-seed in the Vanderbilt regional.) Anyway, Vanderbilt will open the tournament against East Tennessee State.

Baseball hosts Georgia State tonight at 6:00 PM CT on the SEC Network+. And some news about this weekend’s opponent:

Well then.

Over at the Hustler, Bryce Smith published the Vanderbilt basketball offseason notebook lamenting the loss of Tyrin Lawrence to the transfer portal.

Sports on TV

All times Central. SEC baseball schedule here.

  • 6:00 PM: NHL: Panthers at Maple Leafs, Game 1 (ESPN)
  • 6:10 PM: MLB: Blue Jays at Red Sox (TBS)
  • 6:30 PM: NBA: Heat at Knicks, Game 2 (TNT)
  • 8:30 PM: NHL: Kraken at Stars, Game 1 (ESPN)
  • 9:00 PM: NBA: Lakers at Warriors, Game 1 (TNT)
  • 9:00 PM: MLB: Phillies at Dodgers or Reds at Padres (MLB Network)


MLB: Braves 9, Mets 8 (Game 1) ... Mets 5, Braves 3 (Game 2) ... Cubs 5, Nationals 1 ... Guardians 3, Yankees 2 ... Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 5 ... Astros 7, Giants 3 ... Padres 8, Reds 3 ... Dodgers 13, Phillies 4.

NBA: 76ers 119, Celtics 115 (76ers lead, 1-0) ... Nuggets 97, Suns 87 (Nuggets lead, 2-0.)

NHL: Devils 4, Rangers 0 (Devils win, 4-3.)