ITHACA, N.Y. - The sixth-seeded Dartmouth men's tennis team lost its opening round match of the ECAC Championship on Friday against Princeton, 4-1.

The championship is hosted by Cornell and is being contested at the Reis Tennis Center.

With the loss, the Big Green fall to 3-4, while the Tigers, the third seed, improve to 3-1.

The lone point earner for the Big Green was Chris Kipouras. Kipouras topped Augie Bloom in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, in No. 3 singles action.

Erik Nordahl was leading Matt Spindler, 6-4, 5-3, when the Tigers clinched the match-winning point.

In doubles action, Brendan Tannenbaum and Cameron Ghorbani were leading their match, 6-5, when Princeton sealed its victory.

Dartmouth continues the tournament Feb. 16, playing the loser of the Columbia - George Washington contest. 


No. 1 Pecotic, Princeton def. Centenari, Dartmouth: 6-3, 6-3

No. 2 McCourt, Princeton def. Ghorbani, Dartmouth: 6-2, 7-6(3)

No. 3 Kipouras, Dartmouth def. Bloom, Princeton: 6-2, 6-2

No. 4 Spindler, Princeton vs Nordahl, Dartmouth: 4-6, 3-5 -DNF

No. 5 Richardson, Princeton def. DeBot, Dartmouth: 6-4, 6-4

No. 6 Carcione, Princeton vs Chan, Dartmouth: 6-2, 4-4 DNF 

No. 1 Pecotic/McCourt, Princeton def. DeBot/Centenari, Dartmouth: 8-6

No. 2 Spindler/Davies, Princeton vs. Tannenbaum/Ghorbani, Dartmouth: 5-6 DNF

No. 3 Bloom/Siow, Princeton def. De Chatellus/Todd, Dartmouth: 8-2