ITHACA, N.Y. - The 2013 ECAC Indoor Tennis Championship finals featured a showdown of two ranked Ivy League rivals in No. 42 Columbia and No. 73 Cornell Sunday afternoon. After a weekend of tough competition, the host Big Red was able to defend its home court and defeat the Lions, 4-0.
The Big Red took two of three in doubles to take the lead early, 1-0. No. 20 Ashok Narayana and Max Schnur recorded Columbia's only win, downing Venkrat Iyer and Alex Sidney, 8-4, in the top doubles match.
In singles action, Cornell posted three straight-set wins in the No. 2-4 matches to clinch to tournament.
In the matches that did not finish, Winston Lin and Nathaniel Gery were tied at one set apiece in the No. 1 and matches, respectively. Max Schnur was leading the No. 5 match, 1-0, and ahead in the second set, 5-4, when play was halted.
Columbia will next be in action at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center on February 23 when it hosts Binghamton in a 2 p.m. matchup.
Cornell def. Columbia: 4-0
No. 1 Lin, Columbia vs. Iyer, Cornell: 1-6, 7-6(4)(DNF)
No. 2 Fleck, Cornell def. Narayana, Columbia: 6-4, 6-0
No. 3 Sidney, Cornell def. Ignat, Columbia: 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 Nguyen, Cornell def. Rubin, Columbia: 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 Schnur, Columbia vs. Luu, Cornell: 7-5, 5-4 (40-0) (DNF)
No. 6 Gery, Columbiavs. Berman, Cornell def. : 6-3, 4-6 (DNF)
Order of finish: 2,3,4
No. 1 Narayana/Schnur, Columbia def. Iyer/Sidney, Cornell: 8-4
No. 2 Luu/Nguyen, Cornell def. Lin/Bucher, Columbia: 8-7(2)
No. 3 Berman/Fleck, Cornell def. Rubin/Ignat, Columbia: 8-4
Order of finish: 3,1,2