Weekend sweep of Army
Weekend sweep of Army
Western swing against top teams success despite .500 record
Men's squash ran into a brick wall when they traveled down to Yale this weekend. After a record- setting season last year and most of the ladder still intact, the Big Green had lofty aspirations going into New Haven.
The Big Green men's tennis team finished up its fall season the past weekend with a solid performance at the Rolex Eastern Championships hosted by Penn.
Gabe Sauerhoff '99 and Rob Simik '99 -- arguably the two best players on the men's tennis team -- knew they would need to take their respective games up a notch this past weekend as they hit the road and visited the Penn Invitational in Philadelphia. And step it up they did. Simik opened up his run with a solid straight sets win over Andrers Bjorkholm of Virginia Commonwealth University by scores of 6-4, 6-2. However, the big serving junior saved his best for his next match -- as he found himself pitted against #2 seed Diago Ayala of Miami University. In a surprising display of the Big Green's strength, Simik left the Floridian stunned, winning in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1. Simik finally met defeat in the main draw when he fell to Martin Bentssom of Northwestern University. "I wasn't expecting much out of this weekend," Simik said, "but when I took the court, everything fell into place.
Mark yet another one down for the Big Green field hockey team. Dartmouth edged out a resilient Yale squad, 3-2, Saturday afternoon to move into second place in the Ivies and improved its record to 7-4 overall. Kristin Leadbeater '00 put the Green on the board first, as she scored 2:30 into the game.
With an Ivy crown already on the mantel, the sixth-seeded Big Green traveled down to Boston last Friday to take on third-seeded Harvard in the NCAA East Regional. Just two weeks earlier, Dartmouth fell in a 6-1 decision against the talent-laden Crimson.
Despite loss to Crimson
The men's tennis team marched through this past weekend unscathed and rolled over both its opponents, remaining undefeated in the Ivies and extending their season record to 15-3. The potential was there for a tension-filled showdown -- these two matchups were critical to the Big Green's dreams of a second Ivy League championship. But in the end, both Brown and Yale turned out to be only bumps in Dartmouth's road to Harvard and the EITA title. "The win summed up our season.
Heading into the weekend, the Big Green was riding a wave of big wins and strong play. Undefeated in the Ivies and boasting an 11-3 overall record, Dartmouth had to face another test, the Tigers of Princeton. Like Columbia before them, Princeton possessed an arsenal of top players in the Ivy League.