NEW YORK - The Columbia men's tennis team posted the highest-ever ranking in the history of the Ivy League in the latest ITA poll at No. 8. The Lions (7-1) are coming off a 2-1 outing during the ITA Team National Indoor Championship, which included a pair of wins against two top-ranked teams.
After falling to No. 4 Georgia in a tight match during the opening round on Friday, Columbia went on to beat No. 12 Baylor and No. 9 Oklahoma State by matching 4-2 margins. Along with the No. 8 team ranking, Victor Pham was ranked No. 7 in the singles poll, that also found Jackie Tang at No. 37, and Jack Lin at No. 104. On the doubles side, Pham and Tang fell four spots to No. 11, while Lin and William Matheson rose seven spots to No. 21.
Columbia has been ranked as high as No. 11 in the ITA poll, which happened on Feb. 17, 2015 after a 1-2 outing including a defeat of No. 12 Cal during the Indoor National Championship. The Lions are back in action on Saturday, March 3 in a 4 p.m. dual against Monmouth.