In the Sweet Spot

Victor Pham '19

Victor Pham '19

Men’s tennis coach Bid Goswami knows how to deliver a swan song — in his 37th and final year at the helm, Goswami guided the team to its sixth straight Ivy League title and was named both the Ivy League and the Wilson/ITA National Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year. The Lions finished with a perfect 7–0 record in conference competition. Overall, the team went 17–3, falling only to teams ranked in the top 10 nationally.

Victor Pham ’19 was named Ivy League Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. He bounced back from fall wrist surgery to close the regular season with a 15–3 overall record and, as the 37th seed in the NCAA singles tournament, advanced to the second round before getting knocked out. Meanwhile, Jack Lin ’21, who entered the NCAA tournament as the 22nd seed, went one round further, falling in the Round of 16.

Pham and Lin also were among the players named to the 2019 first All-Ivy League singles team; Adam Ambrozy ’20 was named a second-team singles honoree. In addition, Lin was named to the first doubles team alongside William Matheson ’19, and Pham landed on the second doubles team with Rian Pandole ’21.

On the women’s side, Jennifer Kerr ’21 earned a spot on the first All-Ivy singles team. Akanksha Bhan ’22 was named to the second team in both singles and doubles, and Paulina Ferrari ’21 also to the second doubles team. The Lion women concluded their season with a 15–4 record, 4–3 in the Ivy League.