PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—The Columbia women’s tennis team won its first Ivy League dual matchup of the season as it claimed four straight matches to claim a 4-3 victory over Penn Friday afternoon at Hamlin Tennis Center. The win improves Columbia to 5-11 overall and 1-1 in the Ivy League, while Penn drops to 7-8 overall and 0-2 in the Ivy League.

Columbia won the first four points to claim the match. The Lions won the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead when juniors Adi Milstein and Alexandra Solovyev won a 7-6 (5) victory over Penn’s Kana Daniel and OJ Singh after the teams split the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches.

Columbia went up 2-0 when first-year Ali Pollack registered a 6-0, 6-2 win over Penn’s Lina Qostal at No. 4 singles. Solovyev then claimed a 7-5, 6-2 win over Penn’s No. 89 ranked No. 1 singles player Daniel. After sophomore Andrea Kevakian dropped a 7-6 (5), 6-2 decision to Penn’s Ria Vaidya at No. 2 singles, Milstein sealed the win with a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win at No. 6 singles over Penn’s Marta Kowalska.

Columbia is back in action when it hosts Princeton on Sunday at Dick Savitt Center. First serve is a 1 p.m.

COLUMBIA 4, PENN 3

Friday, April 7, 2017, Hamlin Tennis Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

Singles

No. 1: Alexandra Solovyev (Columbia) def. Kana Daniel (Penn) 7-5, 6-2.

No. 2: Ria Vaidya (Penn) def. Andrea Kevakian (Columbia) 7-6 (1), 6-3.

No. 3: Ashley Zhu (Penn) def. Rima Asatrian (Columbia) 5-7, 7-6 (6), 10-6.

No. 4: Ali Pollack (Columbia) def. Lina Qostal (Penn) 6-0, 6-2.

No. 5: Sarah Dreyfuss (Penn) def. Renee Ren (Columbia) 6-4, 3-6, 10-2.

No. 6: Adi Milstein (Columbia) def. Marta Kowalska (Penn) 7-6 (5), 6-2.

Doubles

No. 1: Adi Milstein/Alex Solovyev (Columbia) def. Kana Daniel/O.J. Singh (Penn) 7-6 (5).

No. 2: Rima Asatrian/Andrea Kevakian (Columbia) def. Ria Vaidya/Lina Quostal (Penn) 7-5.

No. 3: Luba Vazhenina/Marta Kowalska (Penn) def. Ali Pollack/Renee Ren (Columbia) 6-4.

Finish Order: Singles- 4, 1, 2, 6, 5, 3; Doubles- 3, 2, 1; Final Score: Columbia 4, Penn 3; Time of Match: N/A. Records: Columbia: 5-11, 1-1 Ivy League; Penn 7-8, 0-2 Ivy League; Attendance: N/A.