Photo courtesy of Cornell Athletic Communications
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell is set to host the 2013 ECAC Men's Tennis Indoor Championship this weekend at the Reis Tennis Center.
The three-day tournament opens Friday, Feb. 15 and features seven Ivy League teams, including the host Big Red as the No. 4 seed. Coming off its first ECAC Indoor title a year ago, Harvard comes in as the No. 1 seed with Columbia seeded second, Princeton seeded third, Brown seeded fifth, Dartmouth seeded sixth and Yale seeded eighth. George Washington, as the No. 7 seed, rounds out the eight-team bracket.
Friday, February 15
Match 1 - No. 3 Princeton vs. No. 6 Dartmouth, 8 am
Match 2 - No. 2 Columbia vs. No. 7 George Washington, 11 am
Match 3 - No. 4 Cornell vs. No. 5 Brown, 3 pm
Match 4 - No. 1 Harvard vs. No. 8 Yale, 6 pm
Saturday, February 16
Match 5 - Match 1 Loser vs. Match 2 Loser, 8 am
Match 6 - Match 3 Loser vs. Match 4 Loser, 11:30 am
Match 7 - Match 1 Winner vs. Match 2 Winner, 3 pm
Match 8 - Match 3 Winner vs. Match 4 Winner, 6 pm
Sunday, February 17
Match 9 - Match 5 Loser vs. Match 6 Loser, 8 am (7th-8th Place)
Match 10 - Match 5 Winner vs. Match 6 Winner, 10 am (5th-6th Place)
Match 11 - Match 7 Winner vs. Match 8 Winner, 1:30 pm (Championship)
Match 12 - Match 8 Loser vs. Match 8 Loser, 3:30 pm (3rd-4th Place)
OTHER IVY IN ACTION
Not competing in the ECAC Indoor event, Penn is set to be busy over the next week with home matches against Georgetown (Feb. 13), Stony Brook (Feb. 15) and Temple (Feb. 20).
SEASON TO DATE
Ivy League men's tennis teams are off to strong starts, led by Cornell and Yale each with four wins in their first five matches to start the spring dual season. Princeton fared well in its season-opening, three-match trip to Michigan, winning two out of three. Harvard has won two-straight, with wins at Northwestern and at Vanderbilt, to pull its record to 4-3 going into ECAC Indoors. Brown (3-3), Dartmouth (3-3) and Penn (1-1) are each at .500 to start the spring, while Columbia is 1-3 with the Lions earning a split at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Kick-Off Weekend matches at Ole Miss on Jan. 25-26.
THE IVY LEAGUE IN THE ITA RANKINGS
The Ivy League enters the ECAC Indoors with a strong presence in the Feb. 5 ITA Team Rankings with six teams listed. Two singles players and three doubles teams were among the Feb. 12 ITA Individual Rankings.
3. Matija Pecotic, Princeton
60. Winston Lin, Columbia
20. Ashok Narayana and Max Schnur, Columbia
29. Zack McCourt and Matija Pecotic, Princeton
39. Daniel Hoffman and Marc Powers, Yale