The Columbia men’s tennis team is headed to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament after shocking defending champion Virginia 4-2 in the second-round this past weekend.
It was a wild afternoon thanks to Mother Nature. The rain forced the match from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center back to Columbia’s campus, only to be moved back to the Tennis Center in Flushing.
One more change brought the match back to Columbia where it would be completed in its entirety.
After the first five flights, Columbia took a 3-2 advantage with just two matches remaining: Fourth and fifth singles.
That was when Timothy Wang played a tremendous third-set against Virginia’s Amar Alhaqbani to win 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 at sixth singles to clinch the Lions’ victory and send them to the Sweet 16 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Columbia will take on the top-seed and hosts Wake Forest on Friday, May 18.