Pictured: Holly Cao (photo courtesy of DSPics.com).
Harvard hosts the ECAC Indoor Championships, Feb. 12-14, at the Murr Center Tennis Courts. Eight teams will play in a the three-day tournament. Yale clinched the 2009 title after knocking off Princeton in the finals.
Five of the teams competing this weekend are ranked by the ITA. Yale is No. 44, followed by Princeton at No. 47, Brown at No. 63, Harvard at No. 64 and Boston University at No. 69.
Scouting the Field
The Terriers of Boston University hold a 1-5 record coming into this weekend’s tournament. The team picked up a 5-2 victory over St. John’s for its lone win of the spring.
Brown boasts a 4-1 record entering the ECAC Championship. The lone loss came at the hands of No. 5 Baylor at the ITA Kickoff Weekend.
Entering this weekend, Columbia stands at 2-1 on the season, having defeated Stony Brook and Fairleigh Dickson.
Cornell split its two matches of the spring, falling to Buffalo before downing Colgate, 5-2.
Sporting an undefeated record, Dartmouth is 5-0 coming into this weekend. The Big Green most recently defeated St. John’s, 6-1, in Hanover, N.H.
The Crimson holds a 3-1 record entering this weekend. Harvard’s loss came against No. 5 Baylor at the ITA Kickoff Weekend.
In dual play, Harvard sports undefeated records in No. 1, 2 and 5 singles, while the other positions have dropped just one match each.
Princeton sits at 3-1 on the season, with the loss coming to Northwestern in the finals of the ITA Kickoff Weekend.
As the defending ECAC Champions, the Bulldogs hold a 5-1 record entering this weekends tournament. Yale has picked up wins over Boston College, Boston University, Wake Forest, and Massachusetts.
Next Time Out
Following the ECAC Championship, the Crimson travels to the midwest to face Purdue and Illinois, Feb. 27 and 28, respectively.