NEW YORK – The No. 15 ranked Columbia men’s tennis team travels to Penn on Friday at 2 p.m. before facing Princeton on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the first pair of Ivy League duals this spring. The action from the Dick Savitt Tennis Center on Sunday can be seen live on the Ivy League Network.
The Lions (11-3) enter the weekend as the No. 15 ranked team in the ITA poll. Both the Quakers (12-9, 1-0) and the Tigers (15-8, 0-1) enter the weekend unranked, having faced off last weekend when Penn held on for a 6-1 win.
Columbia most recently bested Buffalo, 7-0, back on Friday, March 30 at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center. The Lions are the winners of the past four Ivy League titles, having only lost once over the past four seasons to an Ancient Eight opponent.
In the most recent ITA Singles and Doubles rankings, Victor Pham rose eight spots to No. 15, while Jackie Tang came up two spots to No. 42. The two dropped slightly in doubles to No. 15, while Jack Lin and William Matheson were featured at No. 40.
The Lions have been successful against both teams in recent years, having won 11 consecutive matches against the Quakers, while Columbia has topped Princeton in each of the previous six seasons.