The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit  on Thursday revived a discrimination lawsuit by the former director of Hofstra University’s tennis program, who claimed he was fired as the result of false allegations of sexual harassment from a female player.

A three-judge panel of the appeals court ruled that U.S. District Judge Denis Hurley’s decision last year to dismiss the case in the Eastern District of New York rested on improper factual findings and conflicted with Second Circuit precedent setting a more relaxed standard for plaintiffs challenging university procedures dealing with allegations of sexual misconduct.