The defeat at Columbia was the team's second in-conference loss of the season, causing it to lose the Ivy title.

Men’s Tennis’ Season Ends at Columbia

“I think the outcome was heartbreaking — we were a few points away from winning the title and beating a team ranked 16th in the country at their place,” Tanasoiu said. “We came about as close as you can come to winning. We are not happy with the outcome, but I am personally proud with how we fought and how the guys competed.”

As the season's end nears, the Red is ramping up intensity and improving its play.

Softball Wins Series 2-1 to Down Tigers

“The biggest adjustment was preventing the big innings that we gave up in game one,” said assistant coach Janet Maguire. “Our pitchers were able to work their way out a few times with runners in scoring position to give our offense a chance.”