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.”

Senior David Volfson upset two opponents before losing to the top-ranked player in the round of 16 at this weekend's Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Fall Championship.

Unranked Volfson Makes Round of 16 at Fall National Championship

“When you are playing at the National Championships and representing Cornell, it is not difficult to keep your focus,” Volfson said. “However, I would say the more challenging aspect is executing your game plan, especially against the quality of players that were at the event. As the matches went on I was able to find better rhythm in my shots and movement which helped me fight back in a lot of the matches.”