NEW YORK, N.Y. - They are the champions! The Lions clinched a share of their first every Ivy League title in program history with a 8-1 win over Princeton tonight on Senior Night.
"Its a culmination of a lot of hard work and a long phase of building the right culture," Coach Jacques Swanepoel said about clinching the title. "But, we're not done. We want to do this the right way."
Columbia will at least be co-champions. The Lions are undefeated in league play and have a chance to clinch the title outright with a win over Penn on Sunday.
Adham Madi won the first match of the night, defeating his opponent in three straight sets in the No. 6 position. Sophomore Robin Mann picked up wthe next win in the No. 7 spot, getting the victory in four sets.
After being down 2-1, junior Carter Robitailled climbed his way back to win a five set thriller 3-2. He dominated the final set, only allowing his opponent to score 3 points.
|1||Ibrahim Youssef||Osama Khalifa||6-11, 11-7, 12-14, 11-8, 11-7||PRINCETON|
|2||Aditya Raghavan||Velavan Senthilkumar||11-7, 11-6, 16-14||
|3||Cole Becker||Seif Attia||11-6, 11-5, 8-11, 11-6|
|4||Clark Doyle||Carter Robitaille||11-4, 3-11, 4-11, 12-10, 11-3|
|5||Cody Cortes||Arhum Saleem||11-3, 11-4|
|6||Duncan Joyce||Adham Madi||11-4, 11-2, 11-3|
|7||Abhimanyu Shah||Robin Mann
||11-7, 5-11, 11-7, 11-7|
|8||Alexander Engstrom||Krish Kapur||11-2, 11-5, 11-6|
|9||Shehab Thabet||McClain Awalt||11-6, 9-11, 12-10, 9-11, 11-5|