Princeton's men's basketball team faced a tough loss to Yale on Friday night, but came back powerfully in their 73–54 win against Brown on Saturday. Sophomore Ethan Wright had an especially strong performance, finishing the game with 21 points. The Tigers now take back the top spot in the Ivy League.
Although Princeton’s two opponents are in the back half of the Ivy League standings, their strong home records suggest that this weekend will be no cakewalk. However, the Tigers, currently on a six-game win streak, have beaten tougher opponents this season.
The Tigers, who won only one of their first eight games to start the season, have now won five of their last six, including a sweep of Penn to begin league play 2–0.
A buzzer beater three from Monmouth’s Ray Salnave kept Princeton winless at Jadwin in the 2019–20 season.
The doubles duo of senior Payton Holden and junior Ryan Seggerman advanced to the quarterfinals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Championships
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.