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Sports | May. 3 5:46 pm EST
tournament bound

And you thought Linsanity was over…

Alyson Goulden / Spec

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.

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Sports | Apr. 10 9:09 pm EST
Up in the ranks

Men’s tennis brings national ranking up from No. 50 to No. 37

Alyson Goulden / Spec

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 »

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Spectrum | Apr. 10 8:19 am EST
WAKE-UP CALL

Ever wonder what professors do in their free time?

Jenny Payne / Spec

Good morning, Columbia! Here’s what we’ve got for you today:

Read this: Did you know that Columbia professor Nicola Di Nino helps run an Italian restaurant? You can get a discount there. [A&E]

Know this: The Lions have a tennis star who can walk on water. [Sports]

Here’s more: Columnist Po Linn Chia takes a close look at people’s intentions for studying abroad. [Opinion]

NYC Health Commissioner Thomas Farley was on campus yesterday addressing students in the Fundamentals of Global Health class. [News]

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.

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