NEW YORK – The Columbia men’s tennis team will be looking to bounce back from a tough opening weekend in the Ivy League, as the Lions host Yale and Brown, Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m.
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Scouting the Bulldogs
Yale returns to the Dick Savitt Tennis Center as the only team that beat Columbia in the 2009-10 Ivy League Championship season, so the Lions will be looking for revenge. Yale won the match 4-3, pulling off the upset by winning the doubles point. The Bulldogs are 9-8 on the season and 1-1 in the Ivy League so far. Yale has beaten Penn but fell to Princeton last weekend. The Bulldogs return almost all the key members of last year’s squad, including everyone who earned points against the Lions.
Scouting the Bears
Brown is currently 13-4 overall, 0-2 in the Ivy League, suffering losses to Penn and No.58 Princeton, 4-3. Last year, Columbia had the edge on the Bears, as the Lions won 6-1. But earlier in the season, Brown had something to say about that at the ECAC tournament, as Brown took a 5-2 win over Columbia.
Last Time Out
The Lions are coming off of a tough weekend opening Ivy League play, in which Columbia lost to both Dartmouth and Harvard, 5-2.
The Lions will travel to New Jersey to take on Princeton, Friday April 15 at 2 p.m., before hosting Penn, Sunday April 17 at 2 p.m.