New York- The No. 40 Columbia men’s tennis team travels to Dartmouth to compete in the ECAC Men’s Tennis Championships this weekend. All of the Ivy League teams, except Yale, will compete in the tournament along with George Washington University.
The Lions are seeded No. 2 in the tournament and will face No. 7 seed Princeton in the second match of the tournament on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 9 a.m. Columbia brings two ranked singles players to the mix, No. 11 Winston Lin and No. 97 Ashok Narayana. Doubles partners Max Schnur and Narayana broke into the top-10 at No. 10 in the latest ITA-rankings.
Harvard holds the No. 1 seed and a No. 25 ITA-ranking going into the weekend. The Crimson boast three nationally ranked singles players and one ranked doubles pair. Harvard looks to extend their two match win streak through the weekend.
Host No. 63 Dartmouth takes the No. 3 seed and boast an undefeated record at home for the 2014 season. The Big Green’s only loss came from then ranked No. 51 Oklahome State before Dartmouth was able to work their way into the ranking.
Cornell is looking to defend their ECAC Title from last year from the No. 4 seed. The Big Red’s No. 34 doubles pair of Sam Fleck and Chris Vrabel look to remain undefeated in the 2014 season.
The No. 5 seed Brown enters the weekend on a three dual-match win streak. This will be the first time the Bears have played another Ivy League team this season.
The No. 6 seeded Colonials of George Washington University will begin the tournament against host Dartmouth on Friday, Feb. 14. George Washington’s Francisco Diaz is currently ranked No. 79 among the nation’s singles players.
Princeton takes the No. 7 seed, hoping to carry their undefeated season through the weekend. No. 45 ranked doubles pair Augie Bloom and Jonathan Caricione have yet to play together in the 2014 season but went 8-2 in the fall season.
Penn wraps up the tournament seeding at No. 8. The Quakers have had a rough start to 2014 with no wins so far.