Teams jockeyed for ranking position over a busy weekend of college competition, with only one month of regular season play remaining prior to the college team championships.
The top men’s and women’s teams—Trinity and Harvard, respectively—maintained their undefeated records with two wins each. Trinity produced workmanlike victories over No. 5 Penn 9-0 and No. 13 Navy 8-1. The Harvard women didn’t drop a match in wins over No. 19 Tufts and No. 4 Stanford despite not having Sabrina Sobhy in the lineup. Sobhy defeated two top-forty PSA players over the weekend as she qualified for the main draw in the Tournament of Champions in New York City.
The No. 4 Columbia men continued their momentum with a strong road trip to upstate New York, defeating No. 6 Rochester and No. 3 St. Lawrence on Sunday. The wins will likely establish Columbia as the new No. 2 team when the college rankings are released later this week.
The No. 2 Trinity women defeated rival No. 5 Penn 7-2 on Saturday, avenging a 5-4 loss in the 2017 national team semifinal. Trinity only has three matches remaining on their schedule, but plenty to play for in the coming week as they will aim to defend their top-3 position against No. 4 Stanford and look for an upset against Harvard.
The Drexel and Cornell men’s teams both fought off tight upset bids from lower-ranked opponents on Saturday in 5-4 wins. No. 9 Drexel topped up-and-coming No. 14 Virginia, while No. 15 Cornell defeated No. 16 Franklin & Marshall. Franklin & Marshall fell in an upset on Sunday to No. 21 Williams 6-3.
Despite losing four of the top five matches, the No. 21 St. Lawrence women pulled off a 5-4 upset against No. 20 Wesleyan by sweeping positions six through nine.