February 14, 2003

M. Tennis Attempts to Extend Winning Streak

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When the men’s tennis team takes on Army at 1 p.m tomorrow and Rutgers this Sunday at 10 a.m., it will be putting its four match winning streak on the line.

After a loss two weeks ago to Penn State, the Red roared back last weekend, beating Buffalo, Bucknell, Marist, and St. John’s. Against Penn State, Cornell dropped a close decision, losing 4-3. After that defeat, though, the men’s tennis team went a combined 26-2 in crushing its next four opponents at home.

The success of Cornell tennis comes from many sources, but the most reliable of these is freshman stand-out Brett McKeon. He is on an intense winning streak; his last loss in collegiate play came in the sweet 16 round of play at the ITA Eastern Regional Tennis Championships, on Oct. 27.

The upcoming matches will be the first road trip for Cornell since last fall, when it took to the road for the ECAC and ITA Championships.

Playing at Army tomorrow afternoon and at Rutgers on Sunday may put a strain on the players’ physical and mental capabilities, but so far this season Cornell has successfully overcome all of the obstacles in its way.

Archived article by S.W. Falk