PlaySight-ITA Match of the Week
An Ivy League battle in New York as Columbia hosts Harvard
Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: Dick Savitt Tennis Center, Columbia University.
Teams Playing: No. 47 Harvard Crimson at No. 28 Columbia Lions
The Columbia Lions (both the men’s and women’s tennis programs) are one of PlaySight’s newest college partners. Every home match will be streamed through PlaySight’s Live Court technology (and accessible on the Ivy League Digital Network).
From Columbia’s men’s tennis website:
About the No. 28 Lions (11-5)
Columbia has won three of their last four matches, with the only loss coming at the hand of No. 3 TCU. The Lions opened Ivy League play with a 4-1 win at No. 55 Cornell last weekend, fueled by a doubles win, and three singles victories.
Mike Vermeer and Michal Rolski played in the top doubles spot against Cornell, as the No. 28 pair defeated Chris Vrabel and Bernardo Casares Rosa, 6-4. No. 15 Shawn Hadavi and Richard Pham were also victorious, topping Colin Sinclair and David Volfson by the same score.
Vermeer was able to earn a straight-set victorie in singles play, as the senior improved to 13-2 this spring, which leads the team. It took three sets for No. 64 Hadavi, Eric Rubin and Richard Pham to pull out wins of their own, but the trio were all successful, giving the Lions the team victory.
The Lions will go for a third straight spring season win over this weekend's two opponents, as Harvard and Dartmouth were both last victorious over Columbia during the spring of 2013.
About the No. 47 Crimson (12-8)
Harvard will also see its first Ivy League action this weekend, as a Saturday match at Cornell precedes the Sunday dual at Columbia. The 12-8 Crimson have won three consecutive matches, which include a 4-1 victory at San Diego State, a 4-3 triumph against Old Dominion, and a 5-2 defeat of Amherst.
No. 117 Nicky Hu is the top singles player for the Crimson, and holds a 9-12 overall record this year.
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Link to watch: http://www.ivyleaguedigitalnetwork.com/columbia/schedule?DB_OEM_ID=9600&sid=TN&tid=4&date=2016-03-31
Go to the above link at match time, and tune in! Click on the video window to watch (you can choose which court to tune into). The Ivy League Digital Network requires a subscription to view any of the live streamed matches.