February 16, 2011

Yale to Compete in the ECAC Team Championship

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Coming off back-to-back wins over Army (6-1) and Middle Tennessee (4-3), the Yale Bulldogs (2-2) will compete in the ECAC Division I Indoor Team Championship held in Cambridge, Mass., on Saturday. The Bulldogs' first match pits them against the No. 67 Binghamton Bearcats at 8 a.m. The Bulldogs are seeded No. 6 in the tournament, while Binghamton has received a No. 3 seeding. Cornell received the top overall seed in the tournament.

The complete tournament bracket and schedule is available here.

Scouting the Competition

The Bearcats have posted an 0-4 record this season. However, three of the four teams contested have been highly ranked, namely No. 50 East Tennessee State and No. 73 Cornell at the ITA Kickoff Classic at the University of Virginia, and No. 41 Nebraska. The Bearcats ranking has fallen 17 spots from a season high of No. 50 on January 4.

History Lessons

Last year, Yale hosted the ECAC Division I Men's Indoor Team Championship at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The Bulldogs were seeded No. 3 entering the tournament, behind No. 1 Columbia and No. 2 Harvard. Yale fell to Princeton in the main draw, and then to Brown in the consolation round.

Harvard has won two consecutive ECAC tournaments.

Report issued by Courtney Kaplan '13, Yale Sports Publicity

 

 

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