After back-to-back wins over Mississippi State and Clemson in February, Princeton men’s tennis jumped to No. 23 in the national rankings, its highest position since 1980. Still, the Tigers were the third-best Ivy League team, behind No. 18 Columbia and No. 22 Harvard. Penn, Brown, and Dartmouth also earned spots in the top 50 in advance of what could be one of the most exciting seasons in Ivy history.
Zack McCourt ’15, Princeton’s top singles player, was looking forward to the league schedule, which spans four weekends from March 28 to April 19. “Competing at a higher level helps the team to improve even faster, so it’s definitely a privilege — particularly when you’re being tested on a national scale,” he said.
The Tigers were 13–3 heading into their final pre-Ivy tournament in San Diego.