NEW YORK - Coming off a weekend sweep of Maryland and Akron,
the Columbia women's tennis team will look to defend its fresh new national ranking
of No. 46 against Stony Brook Saturday at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center. First
serve between the Lions and Seawolves is set for 10 a.m.
Columbia's biggest challenge last weekend seemed to be the
logistics of playing two matches in two states in a 24-hour span. The Lions
began with a 6-1 triumph in College Park, Md. over Maryland Saturday and then
returned back to New York to take down Akron Sunday. The win over the Terps was
the first in program history.
The on-court success led to some much deserved recognition
from the ITA, as the Lions received a top 50 ranking for the first time in
Columbia women's tennis history, garnering the No. 46 slot.
STORY: Women's Tennis Earns First Ever ITA Top 50 Ranking
Stony Brook has played a limited schedule this season,
competing just three times. After a season-opening loss at Penn, the Seawolves
have topped Lehigh and Connecticut.
The top of the Seawolves lineup has been a bright spot so
far this season. Nini Lagvilava and Polina Movchan are each 3-0 in the No. 1
and 2 spots, respectively.