February 12, 2009

Tennis Heads to ECAC Championships on a High, Looks to Extend Confidence Against Foes

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Men’s tennis opened its fall season with a tight loss to No.44 Penn State, proving that it is even stronger after hibernation.
The team heads to the ECAC Championships in Cambridge, Mass., this weekend to face many of its Ancient Eight rivals. The team has high hopes of doing well on the indoor surface, looking to take advantage of the faster courts. Though the teams have just gotten back to the courts, the Red is in good form. With a solid open to its winter season, the ECAC championships should help to extend their confidence for the spring season ahead. [img_assist|nid=35035|title=Slice and dice|desc=The men’s tennis team heads to Harvard while the women head to Dartmouth for their respective ECAC championships this weekend. Both teams opened their winter season with wins and are riding on a high going into Indoor Championships.|link=node|align=left|width=|height=0]
The women’s team is heading to Dartmouth this weekend for its ECAC championships. The team dominated its two opening matches, 6-1 against Siena and 7-0 against Farleigh Dickinson University. The women will be in a similar position on the indoor courts in Hanover, trying to keep on top of their game against the top teams in the Ivy League.
After ECAC championships, both teams will have an extended preseason against out-of-league contenders. Their first Ancient Eight matchups won’t come untill late March. This startup to the 2009 season should give both teams momentum as they search to build before the Ivy season kicks off.