It was a decade of many firsts for the Columbia women’s tennis program. Led by head coach and former Lion Ilene Weintraub, CC ’02, the Light Blue notched its first-ever winning Ivy League season, claimed its first Ancient Eight title, won ECACs four times, and earned its highest ranking in program history....
This is the fourth edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.
This is the first edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.
Updated at 10:52 p.m. on Thursday, April 2.
The men’s tennis team’s past decade has undeniably been one of ascent. However, the reason for this positive shift is rather unclear because, all in all, the Columbia men’s tennis program has not changed much within these years. The Dick Savitt Tennis Center has remained the team’s home court. The Light Blue still practices for outdoor matches in Riverside Park, making it the only ranked Division I school without outdoor tennis courts. Former head coach Bid Goswami was already in the 28th season of his tenure when the decade opened—his calm, concise method of coaching remained a constant....
Men’s tennis bounced back from a devastating loss to No. 34 Northwestern to blank Florida Atlantic University at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center.
After a week off, men’s tennis took a trip to Evanston, Illinois to face DePaul and No. 34 Northwestern. These were the Lions’ first non-tournament dual matches and provided split results for the No. 7 ranked team....
Columbia women’s tennis built on its six-game winning streak on Feb. 23 with a decisive win over Washington State University, nationally ranked No. 34. The Lions finished the grueling match with a 4-3 win at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center....
Coming into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Team Indoor Championship, No. 9 men’s tennis was in for an uphill battle. The prestigious 16-team tournament, held in Madison, Wisconsin, brought together some of the best Division I tennis talent in the country....
Women’s tennis successfully defended its title as the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference indoor champion this weekend at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center. The Lions’ win was the fourth ECAC title the program has won in the past seven years under the leadership of head coach Illene Weintraub, who also led the team to victories in 2014, 2016, and 2019. This year’s tournament was the first since 2014 to be hosted by the Light Blue....