NEW YORK—After winning four of its last five matches, the Columbia women’s tennis team gets back into Ivy League play this weekend when it travels Northeast to play Harvard (Saturday) and Dartmouth (Sunday) respectively. First-serve against Harvard on Saturday is at 1 p.m. ET, while first-serve for the Dartmouth match is at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

 

Saturday’s match at Harvard will be streamed live on the Ivy League Network at this link.

 

After only three conference matches, Columbia (10-6, 2-1 Ivy League) has already won more Ivy League contests than it claimed last year. With a 2-1 conference record, the Lions are competing for the Ivy League championship and sit in a tie for third place with Brown in the league standings. Princeton and Harvard are both in first place with identical 3-0 records.

 

Co-captains junior Andrea Kevakian (21-5) and senior Adi Milstein (12-5) have guided the Lions all season as the duo has combined for a 33-10 overall and 19-5 dual match record. First-year No. 2 singles player Jennifer Kerr (18-7) currently owns a seven-match win streak, junior Sarah Hu is 14-12 after winning the decisive point in a 4-3 win over Penn, sophomore Ali Pollack is 14-10 and first-year Christie Wan is 9-16 at No. 1 singles.

 

The No. 1 doubles duo of Milstein and Wan owns a 19-9 overall record, while Kerr and Hu (5-2) have emerged as the No. 2 doubles tandem and Kevakian and sophomore Renee Ren have compiled an 8-3 record at No. 3 doubles.

 

Harvard enters its weekend in first place in the Ivy League at 3-0 and 11-8 overall. Junior Erica Oosterhout currently ranks No. 117 in the Oracle/ITA national singles rankings with an 18-4 overall mark and 14-8 doubles mark. Natasha Gonzalez (18-7), Neha Gupta (17-6), Anna Li (12-7), Anna Lu (14-11) and Annika Ringblom (15-11).

 

Dartmouth (8-10, 1-2 Ivy League) has dropped five of its last six matches. Columbia will compete against the Big Green for the second time this year as the two schools faced off in the ECAC Tournament, Feb. 9. Columbia dropped a 4-1 first round match to Dartmouth.

 

Next weekend, Columbia closes out its regular season as it hosts Brown on Saturday, April 21 and Yale on Sunday, April 22. Both matches begin at 1 p.m. at Dick Savitt Tennis Center.