Bacchanal weekend got off to a bad start for many Lions teams. Yale snapped the Men’s Tennis team’s 12 game winning streak and handed the squad their first Ivy League loss. The Bulldogs similarly got the better of the Women’s Tennis team, while Cornell swept Baseball and Softball in Saturday’s doubleheader. The Lions, however, bounced back to tally some big (gigantic) wins later in the weekend, including two victories over Dartmouth from the tennis teams, a win against Big Red Softball, and a second place finish in the 6th Annual Roar-EE Women’s Golf Invitational.
Read on for more Columbia Athletics scores and news, and see the Lions’ lows and highs while you were high on Low.
Men’s Tennis (17-3, 4-1 Ivy League):
Yale 3-4 (L)
Dartmouth 5-2 (W)
Highlights: The Lions entered Saturday’s match against Yale on a 12 game winning streak and undefeated in the Ivy League. Columbia opened play with a strong performance in the doubles, as freshman Max Schnur and Ashok Narayana took down their nationally ranked opponents in the No.1 spot, 8-2. The Bulldogs struck back with a win in No. 3 doubles, but senior Haig Schneiderman and freshman Winston Lin salvaged the doubles point for the Lions after taking the No. 2 doubles in a tiebreaker. In the singles, Yale quickly drew the score even with a win in the No. 4 spot. Though Lin followed with a two-set victory in the No. 2 singles, the Bulldogs went on to take the No. 1 and No. 5 matches to pull ahead of the Lions. Columbia, however, would not go down without a fight, as sophomore Tizian Bucher battled back from a set down to win the No. singles, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4. The match came down the the No. 3 singles where the Lions lost a heartbreaking three-setter to snap their win streak and hand them their first Ivy League loss.
The Lions rallied today, taking down the Big Green, 5-2.
Up Next: The Lions return home next weekend to take on Princeton on Friday at 2 pm at Dick Savitt Tennis Center, before heading to Penn on Sunday for their final Ivy League match of the season.