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Caption: Gracie Joyce follows through after shot during her doubles match at the Blue Gray Classic.

Weekend Review: Feb. 23, 2020

The Prince Sports Editors outline the Princeton Athletics events over the weekend. The weekend's highlights include: No. 5 women's tennis defeats Yale 4–1 at Blue Gray National Tennis Classic; No. 28 men’s tennis capped out their weekend at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Alabama with a 4–0 win over No. 46 ranked University of Arizona; No. 9 Princeton women’s lacrosse was defeated by No. 8 Virginia on Saturday in the home opener for the Tigers; No. 4 men's squash loses to No. 2 Trinity to close out regular season competition; Women's squash loses 6–1 to no. 1 Harvard in squash national team finals. The article also features lacrosse's Chris Brown as the male athlete of the week, and swim and dive's Mimi Lin as female athlete of the week.

SPORTS | February 23

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Caption: Bella Alarie prepared for play in Saturday's game against Dartmouth.

Women’s basketball remains undefeated in Ivy League after 87–55 victory over Dartmouth

The Princeton women's basketball remains undefeated in the Ivy League after an 87–55 win against Dartmouth. Princeton only had a two-point lead by the end of the first half, but secured a decisive victory throughout the second half thanks to the Tiger defense. Senior forward Bella Alarie hurt her knee in the beginning of the game, but came back strong for the rest of the game, scoring 28 points in 26 minutes of play.  Sophomore guard Grace Stone also received a career-high 16 points during the game. The Tigers will be facing their rival, Penn, on Tuesday night. 

SPORTS | February 23

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Junior Sam Ellis.
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Men’s track and field sweeps HYP meet for 28th consecutive year

The men had a number of strong performances over the weekend at the HYP meet, including two Ivy-league leading marks in the pole vault and 1000m run. There were several other first-place finishes, including the triple jump. The men came first overall with 89 points, well ahead of both Harvard (28 points) and Yale (63 points).

SPORTS | February 11

Sophomore Brianna Shvets during a match.
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Women’s tennis goes 2–1 at ITA Indoors as Shvets pulls off massive upset

The women's tennis team went 2–1 at the ITA Indoor Nationals in Chicago this weekend. They were defeated by No. 7 NC State but went on to win all their matches against Arizona State and No. 6 Pepperdine. The Tigers went into the weekend ranked No. 17, but they will likely rise in next week's polls due to the win over Pepperdine. The highlight of the weekend was when Princeton sophomore singles player Brianna Shvets, ranked 34th in the nation, upset Ashley Lahey, the nation's top player, in straight sets.

SPORTS | February 9