NEW YORK – The Columbia men’s tennis team has two more tough Ivy League matches this weekend, as the Lions will travel to Princeton, N.J. to take on the Tigers, Friday, April 15 at 2 p.m., before returning to the Dick Savitt Tennis Center, Sunday, April 17, when they will host Penn at 2 p.m.
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Scouting the Tigers
Princeton and Cornell are currently the two teams vying to sit at the top of the league. Right now, the Tigers hold the top spot since they’ve played one more match than the 4-0 Big Red. At 5-0 in the Ivy League and 12-6 overall, Princeton men’s tennis is having one of its best seasons in recent memories. But it hasn’t been easy. All five of the Tigers’ Ivy matches have been 4-3 wins. But it’s been enough, as Penn, Brown, Yale, Dartmouth and Harvard have lost to the Orange and Black.
Scouting the Quakers
Penn started the season on the right foot, but has struggled in Ivy Leauge play as of late. At 12-5 overall, the Quakers are 1-4 in the Ivy League. Penn’s lone Ivy win came over Brown in Providence, a 5-2 win for the Red and Blue.
The Lions have one final home match left on the slate in the 2011 season, as Columbia will host Ivy rival Cornell, Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. The match will be the last one for senior co-captains Sho Matsumoto and Kevin Kung.