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Baseball opens defense of Gehrig Division title with home twinbills

The baseball team is not one for pacing itself. Instead of easing into their Ivy League schedule, the Tigers kick it off with a bang with back-to-back doubleheaders this weekend against the league's two best teams.Saturday, the team faces Harvard, which has won the Ivy League the past two seasons and beat Princeton in last meeting of the two teams ? the Ivy Championship last spring.

SPORTS | 04/02/1998

Men's tennis crushes Temple indoors

It's all about doubles.Winning doubles matches is the key to winning matches, that is.Yesterday afternoon, well below ground on Jadwin's E floor, the men's tennis team beat the visiting Temple Owls, 6-1, to put Princeton at .500 with an overall record of 6-6.The last time these two teams faced each other, the Tigers scraped by with a 4-3 win.

SPORTS | 04/01/1998

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Softball claims two over Drexel; Keefe comes up big in victories

Here, apparently, is the softball team's recipe for success: an offense struggling to put runs on the board plus an injury to one of the Tigers' best power hitters, senior left fielder Bevin Keenen.It doesn't sound fruitful, but throw in solid pitching, opportunistic hitting, a mediocre opponent and a dash of crisp defense and you get a Princeton team reminiscent of the squad that went on a then-NCAA record 37-game winning streak two seasons ago.It was such a group of Tigers (12-10) that swept yesterday's doubleheader from Drexel at 1895 Field, invoking the eight-run mercy rule in a 9-1 six-inning victory in the first game before taking the nightcap, 10-4."(Drexel) helped us a bit, honestly, and I think that took some of the pressure off," said head coach Cindy Cohen, referring to the eight unearned runs Princeton scored on the afternoon.

SPORTS | 03/31/1998

W. golf takes third at invite; Allison wins individual title

Freshman phenom Julia Allison successfully negotiated the hazards of a difficult course and surging competition this weekend to win the William and Mary Invitational in Williamsburg, Va.Her dominating play garnered first-place honors and led the women's golf team to a third place finish.Allison shot two consecutive rounds of 78 Saturday and Sunday to beat out the tournament's tough field.

SPORTS | 03/31/1998

Baseball sweeps Wagner, Monmouth doubleheaders

The real season has yet to begin for Princeton baseball, but if this weekend was any indication, the team has fully shaken off any early season rustiness and looks primed to start Ivy League play.The Tigers (7-3) swept two doubleheaders ? their home opener against Wagner Saturday and at Monmouth Sunday ? to snap a three-game losing streak and earn their first victories against a school not named Elon.Sunday, Princeton never trailed Monmouth (9-11) as the Tigers' offense exploded in the early innings of both games, defeating the Hawks, 7-2 and 11-4.

SPORTS | 03/30/1998

Rutgers Invitational prepares men's track for team competition

While students eagerly await the opening of the new football stadium next fall, most overlook the piece of land sandwiched between that site and Jadwin Gym.The opening of the forgotten plot of grass and polyurethane is something the men's track team and head coach Fred Samara have been awaiting for a year and a half.Saturday Princeton will christen the multi-million dollar William M.

SPORTS | 03/30/1998

Softball defeats Hofstra in finals, takes Princeton Invitational title

If close games are believed to age a person rapidly, this weekend's Princeton Invitational should get the softball team's players thinking about pension plans.After three extra-inning games in round-robin play, Princeton finally managed to avoid another such nail-biter when it defeated Hofstra yesterday, 1-0, in the championship game of the tourney played at 1895 Field.

SPORTS | 03/29/1998