March 26, 2009

Men’s and Women’s Tennis Begin Ivy League Season Against Columbia This Weekend

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After an extremely successful trip to the west coast, men’s tennis begins its Ivy campaign in New York City against Columbia on Saturday. The Red (9-3) is on a seven game winning streak.
In their matchup last year, the Red lost in an extremely tight match, 4-3. However, the team has many more wins this year than it did going into its Ivy season, and their success on the road in Calif. during spring break will to be a big confidence booster against the Ancient Eight.
The women’s team has had the opposite result in both their California sojourn and their preaseason. The women (4-9) are struggling. The team took two straight losses in California after defeating Azusa Pacific University. The Red will host Columbia at home at Reis Tennis center.
The Red dominated the Lions last year, 6-1, but the team also had a lot more wins going into the match. The team entered the Columbia match with a 7-2 record in preseason play a year ago, in comparison to a 4-9 this year.
Both teams compete on Saturday.