Women's Tennis Earns Win at Cornell, NCAA Bid, Outright Ivy Title
Princeton confirmed both of those honors with a 5-2 win at Cornell Sunday and then saw the Ivy title become outright when Penn defeated Columbia 4-3, leaving Princeton as the only team with as few as two Ivy defeats.
Unlike Friday's win over Columbia that kept Princeton's Ivy title hopes in good shape, Sunday's match didn't come down to the last contest on court. Princeton won the doubles point by taking the first two matches to end, and Princeton then took three of the first four singles matches to end with senior Amanda Muliawan providing the clincher.
It's the first time in program history that Princeton will have won three straight Ivy titles as well as the first time Princeton will appear in three straight NCAA tournaments. All three of Princeton's Ivy titles during the run have been outright, and the Tigers are the first program to win at least three straight outright Ivy crowns since Harvard won four in a row from 2003-06.
Princeton will find out its NCAA tournament destination May 3 at 5 p.m. ET in an NCAA.com selection show and will play a first-round NCAA tournament match May 13 at a campus-site location to be determined on the selection show.
#63 (15-8, 4-3 Ivy)
#50 (13-9, 5-2 Ivy)
|Muliawan/Dorothy Tang (Princeton)||4|
|2||Shah/L. Stewart (Cornell)||4|
|Emily Hahn/Catalina Vives (Princeton)||6|
|1||Marika Cusick (Cornell)||3||6||1|
|Amanda Muliawan (Princeton)||6||3||6|
|2||Alexandra D'Ascenzo (Cornell)||6||6|
|Katrine Steffensen (Princeton)||4||2|
|3||Lizzie Stewart (Cornell)||6||1||1|
|Sivan Krems (Princeton)||4||6||6|
|4||Mariko Iinuma (Cornell)||1||6||2|
|Caroline Joyce (Princeton)||6||4||6|
|5||Priyanka Shah (Cornell)||4||7||2|
|Nicole Kalhorn (Princeton)||6||5||2|
|Third-set tiebreak: 7-4|
|6||Madison Stevens (Cornell)||6||5||3|
|Alanna Wolff (Princeton)||3||7||6|
ITA rankings in parentheses • Order of finish: Doubles: 3,2; Singles: 2,3,4,1,5,6