SKILLMAN, N.J. – At 16-1 on the season and 3-0 in the Ivy League, the Columbia men’s tennis team is already in the midst of a memorable season, but on Tuesday, they added a little history to the mix. The ITA announced its national rankings for the week of April 8 with the Lions slotted No. 17, matching the program’s highest mark since 1987.
Columbia’s lone loss was a 4-2 defeat to the current No. 9 team in the nation, Georgia, at the ITA Kick-Off Classic on the Bulldogs home courts. Since then, the Lions have won 14 straight matches, including its most recent three in the Ivy League, all by shutout.
Junior Winston Lin leads the charge in singles, picking up the No. 12 ranking nationally with a 28-2 record. Lin’s classmates, Ashok Narayana and Max Schnur continue to rise up the doubles rankings, reaching the No. 7 slot this week with a 17-7 overall record.
Columbia will hit the road for its next three matches, facing Brown, Yale and Penn before hosting Princeton in the regular-season finale at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center on April 20. The Lions are seeking their 11th Ivy League Championship in program history and first since the 2010 campaign.