NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The No. 16 ranked Columbia men’s tennis team pulled away today at Yale, 4-0, to improve to 16-4 this season and 5-1 in Ivy League play.
With Dartmouth defeating Princeton today, the Big Green captured at least a share of the Ivy League Championship at 6-1. If the Lions were to defeat Cornell next Saturday in their final match of the regular season, Columbia can earn a share of its fifth consecutive Ivy League title with Dartmouth.
Much like in yesterday’s 4-0 defeat of Brown, the Lions got off to a fast start, stealing the doubles point in three dominant matches. Adam Ambrozy and Michal Rolski finished first, taking the No. 2 match over Stefan Doehler and Andrew Heller, 6-2, before No. 42 Jack Lin and William Matheson made it a 1-0 Lion lead with a 6-3 defeat of Fedor Andrienko and Dylan King in the top match. At the time of the victory, Austen Huang and Jackie Tang were on the verge of a win, leading the Ryan Cheng/Ziqi Wang pair, 5-2.
Two of the three singles matches that won from a day before was victorious today as well, when Columbia picked up wins in the bottom trio of matches. Huang defeated Alan Sou, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 6, Timothy Wang got by Adnrienko, 6-0, 6-2, in the No. 5 match, and Ambrozy topped Ziqi Wang, 6-4, 6-1, to seal the victory. At the time of the singles win by Ambrozy, Victor Pham, Tang, and Lin had all gone up a set in their singles matches.
Next weekend, the Lions travel to Cornell for the final match of the Ivy League season, facing a squad that had high hopes at the beginning of the year after winning a match at the NCAA Championship in 2017. The Big Red are riding a three-match winning streak to get to 10-10 (3-3), defeating Harvard, Yale, and Brown in that stretch. The two teams meet in Ithaca at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Doubles (Order of Finish: 2-1)
1 – No. 42 Lin/Matheson def. Andrienko/King, 6-3
2 – Ambrozy/Rolski def. Doehler/Heller, 6-2
3 – Huang/Tang unf. Cheng/Wang, 5-2
Singles (Order of Finish: 6-5-4)
1 – No. 22 Victor Pham unf. Dylan King, 7-5, 5-5
2 – No. 56 Jackie Tang unf. Stefan Doehler, 6-4, 3-4
3 – Jack Lin unf. Andrew Heller, 6-1, 5-2
4 – Adam Ambrozy def. Ziqi Wang, 6-4, 6-1
5 – Timothy Wang def. Fedor Andrienko, 6-0, 6-2
6 – Austen Huang def. Alan Sou, 6-2, 6-1