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Women's tennis duo wins Princeton invite title

Call them the dynamic duo.Women's tennis' doubles team of junior captain Kerry Patterson and sophomore Blair Farr stunned the top three seeds to win the Princeton Indoor Tennis Invitational in Jadwin Gym this weekend.The doubles victory highlighted an all-around solid showing for the Tigers in both singles and doubles action.Princeton's home tournament was an early-season meeting of 13 top eastern schools that the Tigers used as a tuneup for their Ivy League season.In addition to the weekend's individual competition, the Tigers (1-0) played well as a team Feb.

SPORTS | 02/22/1998

Men's squash upset by Amherst, finishes fifth in ISA Tournament

Men's squash knew that if it was to be stopped this weekend in its quest for an Intercollegiate Squash Association team title, its downfall would come in a rematch.Yet the Tigers could never have anticipated that their title run would end so soon, almost before it even started, in their "other" rematch.While many looked ahead to a semifinal meeting with second-seeded Harvard Saturday that would have pitted the Tigers against the only team to beat them this season, few thought that Princeton would have too much trouble getting by sixth-seeded Amherst, a team the Tigers had defeated, 7-2, just nine days ago.The Lord Jeffs, however, stunned the Tigers in the first round, 5-4, ending the Tigers' title hopes and sending Princeton into the consolation draw.Although Princeton (13-2 overall, 5-1 Ivy League) rebounded to take fifth place at ISAs with impressive wins over Denison (9-0) and Western Ontario (8-1), it was little consolation to a team that looked to challenge for a title."We came in high, playing so well," sophomore No.

SPORTS | 02/22/1998

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Trinity no match for women's squash

Less than a week after winning the Howe Cup, the women's squash team (12-0 overall, 8-0 Ivy League) was back in action yesterday, definitively defeating Trinity College, 9-0, and proving it deserved its newly acquired title of national champions.In the match, the team only dropped two of 32 games, and the top seven players won their respective matches three games to none.The most lopsided match of the day featured sophomore No.

SPORTS | 02/19/1998

Men's hockey faces crucial ECAC games despite injuries

When the final weeks of a season roll around, every team hopes to be firing on all cylinders going into the postseason.With just six games left before the Eastern College Athletic Conference playoffs begin, the men's hockey team is missing a few cylinders.Princeton (12-7-4 overall, 6-7-3 ECAC) will limp ? both literally and figuratively ? to upstate New York this weekend.

SPORTS | 02/19/1998

Surging men's squash looks to take home national title

If momentum counts for anything in sports, men's squash may have a good chance to come away with a national title this weekend.The Tigers, who host the 37-team Intercollegiate Squash Association team tournament today through Sunday at Jadwin and Dillon Gyms, will seek to translate the momentum they have gained over the last three weeks into a storybook ending to what once seemed like a lost season.Princeton (11-1 overall, 5-1 Ivy) comes off its biggest win of the season to date, a close 5-4 contest over previously unbeaten Trinity Tuesday that propelled the Tigers to a three-way tie in the regular season standings.Ultimately, a tiebreaker based on the number of individual match wins each school had against the other two awarded the regular season crown to Trinity, placing Princeton third behind Harvard.

SPORTS | 02/19/1998

Decisions come at early age in Canadian hockey system

There's a lot of confusion among Americans about our northerly neighbors. Yes, Can-adians may sound a bit funny to American ears and say "eh" too much for our tastes, but one thing most Americans are sure of is that Canadians love hockey.With a dizzying array of leagues and massive participation at all levels, Canada's most popular sport has a following that astonishes most American observers.

SPORTS | 02/18/1998