HANOVER, N.H. – It all comes down to this weekend.
Three one-loss men’s tennis teams remain in contention of the 2018 Ivy League title: No. 16 Columbia, No. 27 Dartmouth and Penn.
The Big Green and the Quakers will meet at the Boss Tennis Center in a pivotal match on Saturday, while, on Sunday, Dartmouth will host Princeton and Penn will head to Cambridge to close the season against No. 30 Harvard. Saturday’s winner will have a chance to clinch at least a share of the title with a victory on Sunday.
Columbia has won four straight Ivy League crowns (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), including a share with Cornell and Harvard in 2017. Dartmouth last won in 1997, while Penn is in contention for its first title since 2007.
The Green enter the last weekend of the regular season with an overall record of 18-5 and 4-1 in conference action. A 12-match winning streak to start the spring and the team’s first ECAC title rocketed Dartmouth into the national standings and that is where it has stayed since early February.
Last weekend, the Big Green went 2-0 on the road, defeating Cornell, 5-2, before overcoming a 3-0 deficit to upset No. 15 Columbia, 4-3. The win snapped the Lions’ 22-match conference winning streak at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center, dating back to April 23, 2011.
Fans can watch the matches against both Penn and Princeton on the Ivy League Network (ILN).