Princeton women’s tennis earned their first NCAA tournament win since 2014 against Northwestern but fell to Washington in the second round.
As a general rule, Princeton women’s tennis doesn’t lose. A dominant weekend saw the Tigers lose only two sets en route to trouncing both Brown and Yale 4–0 in matches. The weekend was a fitting end to a fantastic season. The team finished 18–4 overall and 7–0 in the Ivy League and snagged the League title for the second consecutive year.
Entering the weekend with a 2–1 Ivy League record and in contention for the Ivy League title, Princeton men’s tennis (18–9 overall, 2–3 Ivy League) faced the 16th-ranked Columbia Lions (14–3, 4–0) at home on Friday and then traveled to Ithaca to take on Cornell (13–8, 4–0) on Sunday.
Men’s tennis split the weekend, defeating Dartmouth and falling to Harvard. “It’s a game of inches, and we’re all pretty evenly matched,“ head coach Billy Pate said. The Tigers will face Columbia on Friday for their last home match being a three-game road trip to end Ivy League play.
Men’s tennis defeated Penn 5–2 on Saturday in their first Ivy League match of the season. Princeton earned the doubles point and four of the six singles matches.