Beverly Schaefer
Beverly Schaefer

Convincing wins over Cornell and Columbia April 17 and 19 propelled WOMEN’S TENNIS to its first Ivy League championship since 2000. The Tigers (18–7, 6–1 Ivy) dropped an early match to Yale, 4–3, but rebounded with five consecutive victories, including a key 5–2 win at Harvard April 10. Princeton’s six singles were a combined 36–6 in Ivy matches. Hilary Bartlett ’12, right, was 7–0.

In MEN’S TENNIS, losses to Cornell and Columbia April 17 and 19 dropped Princeton out of Ivy title contention. The Tigers finished 3–4 in the league and 11–10 overall.

Phoebe Champion ’10 scored an overtime goal to lead WOMEN’S WATER POLO over Bucknell, 10–9, in an April 18 semifinal at the College Water Polo Association Southern Championships. Later in the day, Princeton fell to Maryland, the tournament host, 14–10 in the Southern final.  

Two Princeton MEN’S TRACK records fell in a span of two weeks. At the Sam Howell Invitational April 4, Alex Pessala ’09 shattered Josh McCaughey ’04’s previous school best in the hammer throw with a toss of 67.29 meters — the second-best throw in the nation this year. On April 17, Michael Maag ’09 finished the 5,000-meter run in 13:41.17 at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays in Walnut, Calif., breaking the mark previously held by Paul Morrison ’02.

A six-game winning streak for MEN’S LACROSSE came to an end April 17 when the top-ranked Tigers fell to No. 4 Cornell, 10–7, in Ithaca. Mark Kovler ’09 scored three goals in the loss. He also had two goals and two assists in Princeton’s 10–9 win over Harvard April 11.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE lost 10–5 to No. 3 Penn April 15, but rebounded with a dominant performance at Dartmouth three days later. Anne Murray ’09 led the Princeton barrage, scoring four goals in a 14–­4 win.