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Winston Lin won both the No. 2 doubles and singles matches Friday.
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

No. 45 Menís Tennis Cruises Past Fordham, 6-1

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 02/01/2013
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NEW YORK - The No. 45 Columbia men's tennis team dispatched of visiting Fordham Friday afternoon, 6-1. The Lions swept doubles competition and took five of six in singles to improve to 2-2 on the year.

Columbia's most dominant doubles win came in the No. 2 match, as Winston Lin and Cyril Bucher posted an 8-1 win over Alex DeRienzo and Michael Puntillo. The No. 1 and 3 doubles matches both finished with 8-3 scores in favor of the Lions. No. 17 Ashok Narayana and Max Schnur paired for the victory in the top match, while Dragos Ignat and Eric Rubin secured the win in the No. 3 match.

Singles action brought similar results for the Lions, winning the No. 2-6 matches. No. 44 Lin eased past Peder Gram in the No. 2 match, 6-0, 6-2. Schnur also dropped just two games in the No. 5 match, downing Max Peara, 6-2, 6-0.

Rubin and Bucher also registered straight-set wins against the Rams Friday. Rubin captured the win in the No. 3 match over DeRienzo, 6-1, 6-2, while Bucher knocked off Jan Krouhan, 6-2, 6-3, in the No. 6 match. Columbia's final win came in the No. 3 match, as Ignat took the tiebreaker, 1-0(10), over Matty Najfeld.

Columbia will next take the courts Feb. 15-17 in Ithaca, N.Y. as part of the ECAC Team Championships.

Columbia 6, Fordham 1
Doubles
1. Narayana/Schnur (C) def. Srikar/Peara (F) - 8/3
2. Lin/Bucher (C) def. DeRienzo/Puntillo (F) - 8/1
3. Ignat/Rubin (C) def. Najfeld/Gram (F) - 8/3
Singles
1. Srikar Alla (F)  def. Ashok Narayana (C) - 3-6, 7-6, 1-0(7)
2. Winston Lin (C) def. Peder Gram (F) - 6-0, 6-2
3. Dragos Ignat (C) def. Matty Najfeld (F) - 6-3, 2-6, 1-0(10)
4. Eric Rubin (C) def. Alex DeRienzo (F) - 6-1, 6-2
5. Max Schnur (C) def. Max Peara (F) - 6-2, 6-0
6. Cyril Bucher (C) def. Jan Krouhan (F) - 6-2, 6-3

Order of finish: 
Doubles - 3, 2, 1
Singles - 5, 2, 4, 6, 3, 1

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