And you thought Linsanity was over…
Great news coming out of the men’s tennis team, as the Lions learned on Tuesday night they received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Ranked No. 42 in the country, it clearly would have been a great injustice to leave the Lions out of the 64-team tournament.
The Light Blue will begin its quest for a National Championship by squaring off against No. 31 VCU (22-4) in its first match next Saturday, May 12 at the University of Virginia.
Should the Lions win, they’ll face the winner of the match between Virginia (24-1) and Fairleigh Dickinson (15-8). The host school, Virginia, is the overall No. 3 seed in the tournament—but that’s why they play the matches. Just ask Duke.
Continue reading after the jump for an update.
The Lions are just one of two teams from the Ancient Eight to make the tourney. The other, Harvard (22-2), qualified automatically by winning the Ivy title. The Crimson will go into its first match against Virginia Tech (11-11) ranked No. 45 in the country.
The Lions participating in the tournament means that freshman star Winston Lin will get to continue his stellar first collegiate season. Lin has compiled a 21-1 record in singles matches this season, including his last 19 matches in a row. So brace yourselves, there will be more #linsanity, even if Jeremy Lin doesn’t recover in time to return to the Knicks.
We’ll keep you updated on the Light Blue’s progress as the tournament goes on, and hopefully we’ll all be able to celebrate a National Championship sometime very soon!
Update: Winston Lin has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year and he, Haig Schneiderman, Ashok Narayana, and Max Schnur earned first team All-Ivy League honors. Here’s the link to the full story.
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