NEW YORK- The No. 37 women’s tennis team will split time at home and on the road this weekend to finish its season. The Lions will face Penn at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center on Friday, April 18 at 2 p.m. before heading to New Jersey to take on Princeton on Sunday, April 20.
The loss to Yale did not eliminate Columbia from contention of the Ivy League title this year. Multiple scenarios remain possible for the Ancient Eight crown, with the Lions still able to claim the title outright with losses by Princeton and Yale this weekend. The three teams could also share the title depending on the outcomes of the matches this weekend and the regular-season finale for Yale on April 26.
Penn has struggled in conference play so far, dropping all five Ivy League matches. The Quakers haven’t gone down without a fight, taking at least two points from each of their opponents. Their strength seems to be in their doubles pairs after taking the doubles point in four out of five matches.
No. 58 Princeton is the only undefeated team on the women’s side after last weekend. The last time the two teams faced each other was in the ECAC Championships, where Columbia brought down the Tigers, 4-1. Alanna Wolff is the only ranked singles player for Princeton. She broke back into the top-100 this week at No. 99 after winning her last three matches in straight sets.