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Dartmouth Defeats Men's Tennis in ECAC Tourney Opener

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 02/17/2012
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Ravi Yegya-Raman had one of Princeton's two points Friday.
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications

HANOVER, N.H. -- The Princeton men's tennis team dropped its first-round ECAC Championship match Friday afternoon 4-2 to host Dartmouth.

Princeton will Yale, a 4-1 loser to Harvard in the first round, Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

Dartmouth, the tournament's No. 5 seed, took the doubles point and added three more matches in singles play. Matija Pecotic, the 59th ranked player nationally, beat fellow-ranked Xander Centenari, 6-4, 6-4 at first singles. On court six, Ravi Yegya-Raman accounted for Princeton's second point, defeating Chris Ho 7-5, 6-2.

Matt Spindler was on his way to a win over Dartmouth's second ranked singles player, No. 95 Cameron Ghorbani, but his match was halted when the overall match was clinched for the Big Green. Spindler led 6-4, 5-4 on court three when the match was halted.

Dartmouth (7-0) 4, (70) Princeton (2-5) 2

1. de Chatellus/Laster (D) def. (24) Siow/Spindler (P), 8-5
2. DeBot/Ghorbani (D) def. Bloom/Pecotic (P), 9-7
3. Lin/Shoji (P) def. Centenari/Ho (D), 9-8
1. (59) Matija Pecotic (P) def. (85) Xander Centenari (D), 6-4, 6-4
2. Michael Laser (D) def. Augie Bloom (P), 6-2, 6-1
3. Matt Spindler (P) vs. (95) Cameron Ghorbani (D), 6-4, 5-4 (DNF)
4. Chris Kipouras (D) def. Matt Siow (P), 6-3, 6-3
5. Brandon DeBot (D) def. Zack McCourt (P), 6-4, 6-1
6. Ravi Yegya-Raman (P) def. Chris Ho (D), 7-5, 6-2






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