No. 13 Lions will play St. Francis (Brooklyn); St. John's takes on Stanford
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Following the completion of a successful regular season, the No. 13 Columbia men’s tennis team was selected as a host for the first two rounds of the 2023 NCAA Tournament.

Columbia will host four teams for the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament at the USTA’s Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens. The Lions will face St. Francis College Brooklyn in the first round at 1 p.m. Friday. Stanford and St. John’s will meet at 10 a.m. Friday to decide who will meet in the second round at 12 p.m. Saturday.

“We are really proud of the guys,” Bidyut K. Goswami Head Coach of Men’s Tennis Howard Endelman said. “The guys have really bought into the program and are trying to get better every day. It has been terrific to work with these guys.”

After the Regional Championships, Super Regional play will commence to determine the eight teams who will earn their spot into the NCAA National Championships which will be held at the USTA National Campus from May 17-27.

The Lions enter the tournament with a 19-3 overall record this season, including a 6-1 mark in the Ivy League. Columbia earned eight ranked wins this season as they finished the season ranked No. 13. The Lions finish with their highest ranking at the end of the regular season in program history.

“It has been an amazing year,” junior Alex Kotzen said. “I am really proud of our team. We have come a long way since last year. Our younger guys have gotten a lot better and our freshmen this year have done an incredible job.”

The NCAA singles and doubles selections and brackets will be announced Tuesday, May 2 and will be held May 17-27 in Orlando.

2023 NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament First & Second Rounds -- Billie Jean King Tennis Center (Queens, N.Y.)

Friday, May 5

►Match 1 – Stanford vs. St. John’s, 10 a.m.

►Match 2 – Columbia vs. St. Francis College Brooklyn, 1 p.m.


Saturday, May 6

►Match 3 – Match 2 Winner vs. Match 1 Winner, Noon