@PrincetonTennis Women to Visit Harvard, Dartmouth This Weekend
It's a pivotal Ivy League weekend, with Princeton (3-0) and Penn (1-2) heading to Harvard (1-1) and Dartmouth (0-2). Columbia (3-0) and Cornell (1-2) will head to Brown (0-2) and Yale (2-0).
This weekend is Princeton's last full weekend on the road, with the Tigers home next Friday against Cornell before heading to Columbia.
A key match in the Ivy League race will take place Sunday at noon in New Haven between Yale and Columbia. The Bulldogs and Lions are the only two Ivy-undefeated teams left. Princeton (68), Columbia (60) and Yale (37) are the three ITA-ranked Ivy teams on this week's list.
Individually for Princeton, Lindsay Graff is undefeated at the No. 1 spot in Ivy matches, and Emily Hahn is 3-0 at the fifth singles spot. Katherine Flanigan has been perfect in Ivy doubles at 2-0 with Lindsay Graff at second and 1-0 with Hahn at third.
(68) Princeton (10-5, 2-1 Ivy) at Harvard (9-5, 1-1), 12 p.m., Beren Tennis Center or Murr Center (if inclement weather), Cambridge, Mass.
Last meeting: On April 15, 2012, Princeton defeated Harvard 4-3 at the Lenz Tennis Center. Monica Chow had the clinching win at fifth singles.
Streak: Princeton 3 overall, 3 at Harvard
On the Tigers: Princeton is looking for its first back-to-back victories since winning three in a row from Mar. 8-17 against DePaul, Binghamton and Syracuse. The Tigers closed last weekend with a win over Brown.
On the Crimson: Harvard has won three of four matches and came within one point of dealing Columbia its first Ivy League defeat last weekend.
(68) Princeton at Dartmouth (7-6, 0-2), 12 p.m., Boss Tennis Center, Hanover, N.H.
Last meeting: Princeton won 6-1 on April 14, 2012 at the Lenz Tennis Center. Four of the five Tigers who won singles matches are back, including Lindsay Graff, Katherine Flanigan, Katie Goepel and Monica Chow.
Streak: Princeton 1 overall, Dartmouth 1 at Dartmouth
On the Big Green: Dartmouth enters the weekend on a four-match skid. Its last win was over Cal State Northridge, 7-0, in Los Angeles on Mar. 19, followed by losses at San Diego State, Loyola Marymount, Columbia and Cornell. This weekend will be Dartmouth's first matches at home since Feb. 23.