Ithaca won their second straight Empire 8 tennis championship, sweeping three matches at the conference tournament in Rochester over the weekend.
IC, the tournament's top seed, beat second-seeded Rochester Institute of Technology 4-2 in the final Sunday. They have won two straight league titles by defeating RIT in the final and have posted 16 straight wins over conference opponents. The team advanced to the tournament final with a 7-0 win over eighth-seeded Utica in the quarterfinals and a 4-2 victory over fourth-seeded Nazareth in the semifinals.
Contributed by Michael Warwick