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Bulldogs Host Columbia, Cornell

Photo by Steven Musco
Photo by Steven Musco

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Coming off a strong win against Brown to commence conference play, the Yale women's tennis team will host a pair of matches against Ivy League foes Columbia and Cornell on Saturday and Sunday respectively.  

The Lions come in to New Haven as one of the best teams in the country, ranked No. 35 in the Oracle/ITA Division I Women's Rankings. Since they dropped their first match of the season, that loss coming against another top thirty team in Syracuse, the Lions have reeled off twelve consecutive wins. That streak includes a 4-2 win against Yale in the first round of the ECAC Championship, which the Bulldogs will look to build off of. Columbia is coached by Ilene Weintraub, who is in her 11th season and looking for her 3rd NCAA tournament berth.

The Big Red are currently on a hot streak of their own, having won three of their last four to lift their record to 6-10 on the season. The two teams have not yet played on the season, but Cornell is familiar with the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center after their visits for the Bulldog Invitational and ECAC Championships. They are coached by Mike Stevens, who has the most career victories in Cornell's history.

Both games begin at 1:00 PM.