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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 weather is heating up, prospective students are coming in to checkout the campus, and, all-in-all, Columbia athletics is doing well. So for this week, it’s a very optimistic look at things as everybody’s “hot”—and not “not.”
Tennis: Any team that has won 12 straight is good. Any team that does that by beating Harvard is even better. Any team that does that and commandingly defeats the #67 team in the country and then upsets the #20 team in the country is the best.
What team am I talking about? Men’s tennis!
This Light Blue team is on a roll and after two 5-2 victories against No. 67 Dartmouth and No. 20 Harvard, respectively, the Light Blue are emerging as the team to beat in the Ivy League this season. Columbia, who came into the match against Harvard ranked #50, can expect to see their stock rising as they look to continue their winning streak against Yale and Brown this weekend. More »
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? More »
Haig Schneiderman (CC ’12) has consistently been a driving force behind the successes of the Columbia men’s tennis team since his first appearance in the fall of 2008. The New York City native was Ivy League Rookie of the Year, member of the 2010 Ivy League Championship team, and has repeatedly received All-Ivy honors in singles tennis over the last four years. Despite his success on the court, Schneiderman finds a way to stay humble.
The economics major took the time away from his busy schedule to sit down and answer five questions for Spectrum. Want to know what his most embarrassing tennis moment is? Or how about the best advice he’s ever been given?
Dying to know? Read after the jump for the latest installment of “five questions” with this Ivy ace. More »
Good morning, Columbia! Here’s what we’ve got for you today:
Event of the Day: Reading of The Way of Water by Caridad Svich and a panel discussion:
The play is about the aftermath of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and four ordinary people trying to stay afloat. It is being performed in different locations across the US and abroad during the month of April to mark the two-year anniversary of the spill and to raise increased awareness toward environmental concerns.
It’s free, and starts at 4 p.m. in the Glicker Milstein Theater, LL200 Diana Center.
Weather: A high of 60, but the possibility of evening showers.
Linsanity making an appearance in another who’s hot, who’s not? You ‘betcha. But tennis and baseball also feature prominently in this week’s installment.
Teams that once had (or still do have) #Linsanity
With the NBA season almost complete, the New York Knicks are hanging on to the final playoff spot with a 28-27 record after a 7-3 stretch in the last 10 games. Even though their Asian sensation point guard, Jeremy Lin, is injured and out for the season, their chance for a playoff berth started with his explosion in January and February.
As it turns out, Columbia has its own Lin who keeps…well…Linning. The Lions tennis team has won 10 straight, and it has been in large part due to freshman Winston Lin. Lin plays both singles and doubles, and is currently ranked 102nd in the country. Lin has not lost a match since Feb. 10 against George Washington, and has won every singles match since. That’s 14 straight matches, guys!
Clearly, Linsanity has arrived at Columbia once again. More »
Welcome back! We’re proud to present the 16th episode of the Spectator Sportscast, a weekly offering about Columbia varsity sports.
Hosted by Spectator columnist and varsity soccer player Ronnie Shaban with fellow columnist and Spectrum daily editor Mrinal Mohanka, the SportsCast provides a succinct round-up of what happened last weekend, and what lies ahead for the Lions.
This edition includes a quick summary of the weekend’s baseball, softball, tennis, and lacrosse, and looks ahead to all the action coming up. It also features illustrious men’s tennis coach Bid Goswami as a special guest.
Goswami has been at Columbia since 1982 and has brought eight Ivy League titles to Morningside Heights. This weekend, his men’s tennis team begin a fresh attempt to win another championship.
What’s kept him at Columbia for 30 years? Who is the best player he’s coached? What has he learned through coaching or from his players? To find out the answers to all those and more, take a listen.
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Today’s Spectator has a feature on coach Goswami by Steven Lau that you can find here.
Yes, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The Spectator SportsCast will be back this week with another episode for your listening pleasure. The usual suspects will be your hosts—Spectator columnists and varsity soccer players Ronnie Shaban and Zach Glubiak, with fellow columnist and Spectrum daily editor Mrinal Mohanka—and this week they’ll have a special guest in Bid Goswami, the coach of the Light Blue men’s tennis team that begins Ivy competition this coming weekend.
This year marks Goswami’s 30th at Columbia, and he has coached the team to a remarkable eight Ivy League titles.
You can email questions and comments for coach Goswami or the whole gang at email@example.com, and keep a look out for the podcast right here on Spectrum later this week.
In this week’s Who’s Hot, Who’s Not, there’s tennis wins, sad baseball losses, and everyone’s favorite player to talk about, Tim Tebow.
Being a backup quarterback in the NFL is great. You get paid a lot of money, you can’t get hit in practice, and there is no pressure for you to win.
Great men have been backups—Jeff George, Joey Harrington, Gus Frerotte to name a few. In any case, it is pretty cool to be a backup, but it’s really cool to be a backup if you’re Tim Tebow.
THEY WON! As the proud co-beat writer of women’s basketball, it was thrilling to see the young Lions team earn their first Ivy League win of the season against Yale, 56-52 on Friday. Junior Tyler Simpson led the way with 20 points and forward Courtney Bradford snagged 18 rebounds. Head Coach Paul Nixon even invented a term before the game, saying that the Lions would not let any team “out-athlete them,” and Yale was no exception.
While the Columbia women’s basketball team has struggled this season going just 3-21, the team has grown and shown promise as they look to finish the season strong in their final three games.
Tonight is their final home game against Brown at 7 p.m. in Levin Gymnaisum. The Light Blue nearly beat Brown two weeks ago only to be outdone by the Bears in overtime. But the Lions look primed to strike again tonight, so come support them on Senior Night!