NEW YORK - The No. 5 ranked Columbia men's tennis team improved to 8-1 this spring after a 7-0 sweep of Monmouth today at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center.
The Lions took the doubles point with a pair of wins in the second and third match, before straight-set wins in five of six singles matches led to the 7-0 victory.
Jack Lin and William Matheson, who were recently ranked No. 21 in the doubles poll, took the second match against Sergio Martinez and Srdjan Jakovljevic, 6-1, improving to 13-5 overall in 2017-18. The third match went to Adam Ambrozy and Michal Rolski, 6-0.
No. 7 Victor Pham continued his hot stretch in singles play, topping Nicola Pipoli, 6-1, 6-2. The junior is now unbeaten in his past 10 outings, and holds a 10-1 record this spring.
No. 37 Jackie Tang dropped a match to No. 94 Arthur Dubinski (Oklahoma State) in his most recent outing, but was dominant today, getting by Jakovljevic, 6-3, 6-0.
Columbia now looks forward to a spring break trip in Texas, where the Lions will have a rematch with No. 32 Baylor (March 12), before facing SMU (March 14), UT-Arlington (March 16), and No. 26 TCU (March 18).
1) No. 11 Pham/Tang unf. Pipoli/Gomez Estrada, 5-2
2) No. 21 Lin/Matheson def. Martinez/Jakovljevic, 6-1
3) Ambrozy/Rolski def. Benaim/Cooke Wharton, 6-0
1) No. 7 Victor Pham def. Nicola Pipoli, 6-1, 6-2
2) No. 37 Jackie Tang def. Srdjan Jakovljevic, 6-3, 6-0
3) Adam Ambrozy def. Ale Gomez Estrada, 6-2, 6-2
4) William Matheson def. Max Benaim, 6-2, 6-2
5) Timothy Wang def. Sergio Martinez, 6-0, 6-3
6) Rian Pandole def. Will Cooke Wharton, 3-6, 6-1, 6-0