| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Photo Credit: Columbia University Athletics/Mike McLaughlin

The Columbia women’s tennis team is down in Florida this week for three road contests, and following the Lions’ 6-1 defeat to the University of Miami on Monday, the squad bounced back for a 4-3 victory over Florida International on Tuesday.

The day started off with Columbia securing the doubles point thanks to the second and third doubles flights. Florida International would take the second, fourth and sixth singles matches to open up a 3-1 lead and come within one win of the overall victory.

But senior Kanik Vaidya brought the Lions closer, knocking off Maryna Veksler 6-2, 6-4, and Andrea Keyakian beat Nerma Caluk 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to even things at 3-3.

In the final match, Star Makarome came back from a set down to beat Carlotta Orlando 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 to clinch the Columbia victory.

The win moves the Lions to 9-4 on the season, and will take on South Florida on Friday.


Queens College Rolls Past Post

The Queens College men’s tennis team cruised past Post 9-0 on Tuesday, dropping just 12 games total in the singles matches.

The Knights were led by Sharvill Nawghre, who paired up with Roman Laga for a victory at first doubles, and then cruised 6-1, 6-0 in the first singles flight.

With the win, Queens improves to 5-2 on the season ahead of a Friday morning contest at home against Adelphi.