NEW YORK - The No. 12 Columbia men's squash team will host two Ivy League matches this weekend as they enter the height of conference play. On Saturday, Feb. 1 at 12 p.m., the Lions will take on No. 11 Dartmouth. Columbia will return to SL Green StreetSquash on Sunday, Feb. 2 to face No. 2 Harvard at 12 p.m.

The Lions are winners of four of their last five matches, having taken down No. 21 Amherst, No. 20 Brown, No. 17 Williams and No. 16 Wesleyan. Last weekend, Columbia returned home on Sunday, Jan. 19 to defeat Williams 8-1 in the team's fourth match in three days. The Lions advanced to 5-3 on the season and are 1-2 in the Ivy League.

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Ramit Tandon continues his best pace since his freshman season, unblemished at 9-0 at the No. 1 position. Rishi Tandon (7-1) and Jonathan Gill (6-1) have also been a model of consistency this season at the No. 2 (Tandon) and No. 5,6,7 (Gill) positions.

The Big Green fell to 2-6 with a loss at No. 9 Western Ontario on Jan. 26. Dartmouth is 0-3 in the Ivy League and will play Columbia in its first of two conference matches of the weekend.

The Crimson hold a 9-0 overall mark and sit atop the Ivy League at 3-0. Harvard’s Ali Farag, the 2012 CSA individual national champion, is one of only two Ivy League players to defeat Tandon in his collegiate career. The two shared Ivy League rookie of the year honors in 2012 and both are unbeaten this season heading into Sunday’s matchup.