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.

In a rematch of a victory earlier this season, the Red again triumphed over St. John's.

As Ivy Matches Approach, Men’s Tennis Defeats St. John’s, 4-2

The men’s tennis team kept up its spring momentum with a 4-2 upset over St. John’s on Friday. Despite its prior victory over the Red Storm, this was by no means a straight-forward win. The team had to deal with a multitude of challenges to pull out a victory, according to head coach Silviu Tanasoiu. “We were in a very tough position,” Tanasoiu said.

This year’s Ivy League teams are among the best in recent memory, according to head coach Silviu Tanasiou.

Men’s Tennis Looks to Build Off Dominant Victory Over Binghamton

Spring is a difficult time of year for tennis players. Time to leave the coddled embrace of indoor courts and go outside, where wind, sunlight and humidity all become significant factors in a match. For those who do not play tennis, this may not seem like a big deal, but there are significant challenges this adjustment process brings. The men’s tennis team seems to be adjusting well, starting off its first match outdoors with a 7-0 victory over Binghamton. “A very good first match outdoors,” said head coach Silviu Tanasoiu.