NEW YORK - The No. 15 ranked Columbia men's team picked up its second Ivy League victory of the weekend, topping Princeton, 4-0. With the win, the Lions improve to 13-3 this spring, and move to 2-0 in Ancient Eight play, while the Tigers drop to 16-9 (1-2 Ivy).
Columbia got off to a fast start by winning the doubles point, taking the top two matches in the process. The No. 40 ranked pair of Jack Lin and William Matheson defeated Luke Gamble and Damian Rodriguez, 6-4, while Adam Ambrozy and Michal Rolski got by Payton Holden and Ryan Seggerman by the same score.
In singles play, all six Lions were able to win their first set in a dominant effort.
Matheson and Timothy Wang took the No. 5 and No. 6 matches, finishing at the same time by matching 6-0, 6-2 scores. Holding a 3-0 lead, Jackie Tang had match point in the top singles match, but it would be Ambrozy who finished it off at No. 3. After coming back to win a tiebreaker in the first set, 7-6 (7-5), the sophomore blanked Seggerman in the second, 6-0, to clinch it for Columbia.
The Lions also got by Penn this weekend, 4-2, and remain one of two undfeated teams left in the Ivy League standings alongside Harvard.
Next weekend, Columbia can be seen twice in their final two home matches of the season, first against Harvard on Saturday at 1:00 p.m., before a battle with Dartmouth the following day at the same time.
Doubles (Order of Finish: 2-1)
1 – No. 40 Lin/Matheson def. Gamble/Rodriguez, 6-4
2 – Ambrozy/Rolski def. Holden/Seggerman, 6-4
3 – Pandole/Tang unf. Kaiser/Vives, 5-4
Singles (Order of Finish: 6-5-3)
1 – No. 42 Jackie Tang unf. Kial Kaiser, 6-2, 5-6
2 – Jack Lin unf. Luke Gamble, 7-5, 3-1
3 – Adam Ambrozy def. Ryan Seggerman, 7-6 (7-5), 6-0
4 – Austen Huang unf. Davey Roberts, 6-3, 3-6
5 – William Matheson def. Damian Rodriguez, 6-0, 6-2
6 – Timothy Wang def. Payton Holden, 6-0, 6-2