Photo courtesy of Dartmouth Varsity Athletics
NEW YORK -- Dartmouth's Alexis Boss Tennis Center and Alan Gordon Pavilion are set to host the 2014 ECAC Division I Men's Tennis Indoor Championship on Feb. 14-17.
Ivy League men's tennis dominates the bracket with seven of the eight teams, led by top-seeded Harvard. The host and third-seeded Big Green starts the tournament on Valentine's Day against sixth-seeded George Washington.
Three matches are on tap for Saturday, Feb. 15 with second-seeded Columbia and seventh-seeded Princeton starting the day. Fourth-seeded Cornell and fifth-seeded Brown are on the courts next and followed by the Crimson taking on eighth-seeded Penn.
Friday, February 14
Match 1 - No. 3 Dartmouth vs. No. 6 George Washington, 4:30 pm
Saturday, February 15
Match 2 - No. 2 Columbia vs. No. 7 Princeton, 9 am
Match 3 - No. 4 Cornell vs. No. 5 Brown, Noon
Match 4 - No. 1 Harvard vs. No. 8 Penn, 3 pm
Sunday, February 16
Match 5 - Match 1 Loser vs. Match 2 Loser, 8 am
Match 6 - Match 3 Loser vs. Match 4 Loser, 11 am
Match 7 - Match 1 Winner vs. Match 2 Winner, 2 pm
Match 8 - Match 3 Winner vs. Match 4 Winner, 5 pm
Monday, February 17
Match 9 - Consolation Match No. 1, 8 am
Match 10 - Consolation Match No. 2, 11 am
Match 11 - Match 7 Winner vs. Match 8 Winner, 2 pm (Championship)
SEASON TO DATE
Ivy League men's tennis teams are off to strong starts with seven teams at .500 or better. Princeton tops the League with first-straight victories to start the spring. Dartmouth comes into ECAC Indoors on a four-match winning streak and a 7-1 record. Both Columbia (5-1) and Brown (3-2) enter the tournament on three-match winning streaks of their own. Yale (3-2) and Harvard (2-2) each have won two straight.
The League looks to have another strong presence when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) team rankings are released on Feb. 18 following the conclusion of the ITA Division I National Indoor Team Championship also taking place this weekend on Texas A&M's campus.
In the ITA individual rankings released on Feb. 11, the League had five singles players and four doubles teams ranked:
11. Winston Lin, Columbia
41. Denis Nguyen, Harvard
96. Sebastian Beltrame, Harvard
97. Ashok Narayana, Columbia
103. Shaun Chaudhuri, Harvard
10. Ashok Narayana and Max Schnur, Columbia
14. Denis Nguyen and Casey MacMaster, Harvard
34. Sam Fleck and Chris Vrabel, Cornell
45. Augie Bloom and Jonathan Carcione, Princeton