The Red's last march of the season was also its first that took place outdoors.

Men’s and Women’s Tennis Finish Seasons Strong, But on Different Notes

The Cornell women’s tennis team (15-8, 4-3 Ivy) lost to the Princeton Tigers (13-9, 5-2 Ivy), 5-2, on Sunday in the Ivy League Championship game. The victory sends the Tigers to the NCAA tournament. However, the women did not come out of the weekend completely empty handed stealing a win at Penn on Friday. Sunday was also Senior Day for the women’s team, during which Jane Stewart and Dena Tanenbaum were honored in their last contest at Reis. Leaving the team next year will certainly be tough for both players.

While men’s tennis was not able to beat Columbia nor Dartmouth, they were able to salvage a win against Harvard, their first Ivy League win of the year.

Cornell Men’s Tennis Kicks Off Ivy Play, Defeats Harvard

While Cornell students were away soaking up the sun, the men’s tennis team stayed in Ithaca over spring break to grind out the beginning of their Ivy League Season. The men faced Columbia, Harvard and Dartmouth at home, clinching a 4-1 victory over Harvard, but suffering losses to Columbia and Dartmouth, 4-1 and 4-2 respectively. The first match at home against Columbia on March 26 was closer than the score might suggest. According to head coach Silviu Tanasiou, this match came down to crucial shifts in momentum and coming through in “key scenarios.”

“They were just a little more resilient than we were,” Tanasiou said. “We were a little more tentative in key scenarios.