Posts Tagged ‘men’s tennis’
Men’s and women’s tennis both ended the season on low notes, but each team still had its individual stars. More »
Sophomore Nate Gery has been a solid contributor to the men’s tennis team since the moment he stepped onto campus as a freshman. Playing No. 6 singles last spring, Gery helped lead the Lions to an Ivy title, going 6-1 in conference play. Gery has played even better this year at No. 4 singles, winning four out of his last five singles matches this spring. Read after the jump for the latest installment of “five questions” with the Canadian tennis standout. More »
Over the next few days, Spectator Sports will review what you need to know about Columbia’s winter sports.
As one of the few year-round sports at Columbia, the No. 48 ranked men’s tennis team had a very short offseason. The Lions are the two-time defending Ivy League champs so this year’s version has a lot to live up to. More »
We ranked all of Columbia’s best moments this year. Starting with #10, this is our list of what we believe made 2010 memorable.
10. Grimes’ fadeaway gives Lions sweep over Penn
Columbia vs. Penn, Feb. 26
With 13 seconds left in the game, and Penn ahead 55-54 and with possession, things appeared bleak for Columbia. 11 seconds later, the impending gloom turned into jubilation after then-junior guard Brian Grimes nailed a tough fadeaway with 2.7 seconds remaining to propel the Lions to a 56-55 win over Penn. The win gave Columbia its first season sweep vs. Penn since 1967-1968.
Grimes’ game winner can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gQhhiSlzqM
When’s the last time you heard “Columbia athletics” and “best in nation” in the same sentence?
Well just in case you’ve been behind on your college sports headlines, I’d like to enlighten you with some good news. This weekend at the Men’s Tennis National Indoors competition, two Columbia athletes were some of the best in the nation. No jokes. More »
Happy Monday, everyone!
• Prezbo has based his opposition to having the ROTC on campus on what he deems to be the discriminatory nature of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. DADT’s repeal—if it happens—could incite yet another school-wide debate about ROTC at Columbia, and the University Senate is preparing for that possibility. [News]
Columbia tennis star Jon Wong, the No. 96-ranked singles player in the nation, took on No. 60 Ashley Watling from Tulsa in the first round of the NCAA Championship, falling 6-3, 6-2. The Lions will next be in action in the fall, as they prepare to defend their Ivy title.
For the second year in a row, the men’s tennis team bowed out in the first round of the NCAA championships, losing to Wake Forest 4-0. After losing the doubles point, the Light Blue lost at Nos. 2, 4, and 5 singles. Once the outcome was decided, the other matches were halted. Full recap here. [Sports]
In a fitting end to an illustrious career as one of the best players to ever play for Columbia, senior co-captain Jon Wong was selected by the NCAA to play in the 2010 NCAA Singles Championship. For the first time since 2003, when then-senior Oscar Chow made it all the way to the quarterfinals, Columbia will have a representative in the nation’s most prestigious college tennis championship. More »