Ivy League cancels spring conference competition

jcgatennismom

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https://ivyleague.com/news/2021/2/18/general-ivy-league-updates-intercollegiate-athletics-plan-for-spring-competition-and-training.aspx No Ivy conference play for tennis, no Ivy teams going to NCAA. Individual Ivy teams do have the option to compete vs local/regional nonconference teams. Bummer for upperclassmen-especially for Columbia which has often been a top 16 or top 20 team. 4 of the Ivys were in the top 25 in the last ITA ranking for 2020. Probably there will be a lot of Ivy players as grad students on P5 teams next year. Charlie Broom, Dartmouth grad, is a graduate transfer at Baylor this season.
 

jcgatennismom

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Ridiculous decision.
I saw that 3-4 of the Harvard men's players were playing the UTR $20K tourneys (UTRs 12.5-14+) in Naples in Dec or Jan. At least those guys were trying to maintain a high level of play. It seems not only in athletics, but in terms of campus opening/residency that the Ivys have been among the first to close and the last to open. It is ironic that the most elite universities have taken the most draconian measure to protect students from an illness that for 99%+ of them would be the flu or an asymptomatic illness. I think they take their concern for "safe spaces" too far. Really sad for the Ivy players to lose 1 1/2 seasons.
 
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