The men’s tennis team dropped a pair of Ivy League matches over the weekend.

The Bulldogs (5-12, 1-3 Ivy) were mauled Friday by Columbia, 6-1, before being edged out by Cornell, 4-3, on Saturday.

No. 78 Brandon Wai ’07 earned the Elis’ only point of the match Friday, defeating Columbia’s Akshay Rao in a tiebreaker, and teamed up with Ryan Murphy ’05 to win the No. 1 doubles match. But the Bulldogs dropped the other two doubles matches as well as the rest of the singles matches.

The contest, however, was closer than the score reveals. Murphy, Milosz Gudzowski ’06 and Chris Lawler ’07 all took the first set of their singles matches before dropping the next two, while Lawler and Rowan Reynolds ’06 came up disappointingly short in the No. 2 doubles match, falling 8-6.

Saturday’s score was much more indicative of the match. Reynolds and Lawler squeaked out a 9-8 win to clinch the doubles point, and Murphy and Wai both notched victories in singles, but the Big Red swept the No. 3 through No. 6 singles matches to pick up the win.

The Bulldogs, who have now lost six of their last eight matches, host Harvard Friday at the Cullman Courts.