Men’s tennis brings national ranking up from No. 50 to No. 37
Big news from the men’s tennis team today. Fresh off their thrilling defeats over No. 67 Dartmouth and No. 20 ranked Harvard this weekend, the Lions vaulted in the National Team Rankings from No. 50 to No. 37. The pair of victories brought the Lions win streak to 12 straight matches—a great feat in the very competitive Ivy League.
The Lions victories also dropped Harvard from No. 20 to No. 24, but brought up Dartmouth from No. 67 to No. 62. One of those principles of transitivity, I suppose.
Individually, as expected senior Haig Schneiderman dropped to No. 96 from his No. 86 ranking, after being defeated by Crimson freshman Dennis Nguyen on Sunday.
However, somehow lost in the rankings shuffle was freshman Winston Lin. Lin has been nothing short of #linsane in his first year as a Lion, going 17-1 so far this spring season. In the last individual rankings that came out on March 27, Lin was No. 102. Now that he’s won 15 consecutive matches, his ranking should have gone up, right?
Well, apparently whoever makes those rankings doesn’t agree, since he is nowhere to be found on the list—despite the fact that all he does is lin, lin, lin no matter what. (Had enough of those yet?)
Regardless, Lin has certainly established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the Ivy League this year. The next time these rankings come out—presumably two weeks from now—I expect for him to be somewhere on this list.
Until then, you can get your Linsanity fix by checking out this great feature on Lin by Tennis beat writer, Steven Lau. And also check on the video of him doin’ that linnin’ thang below.
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