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Dartmouth Drops Ivy League Match Against No. 50 Princeton

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By Mark Washburn
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PRINCETON, N.J. – The No. 70 Dartmouth men’s tennis team wrapped up an Ivy League weekend of action on Sunday afternoon, falling, 5-2, to No. 50 Princeton at the Lenz Tennis Center.

The Big Green (12-9, 1-3 Ivy League) dropped their second straight conference road match, while the Tigers (15-5, 4-1 Ivy League) bounced back from their first league loss of the season on Saturday.

The defeat marked the fourth time in the past five years that Princeton topped Dartmouth in regular season conference action.

In doubles action, Princeton won two of the three matches to score the first point. Brendan Tannenbaum and Alex de Chatellus were the lone duo to win for the Big Green, taking their match at No. 2, 7-6. 

At No. 1, Xander Centenari and Brandon DeBot dropped a 9-7 heartbreaker to Matija Pecotic and Zach McCourt.

In singles action, the Tigers clinched the win by taking four of the six matches. Chris Kipouras netted a point for the Big Green with a straight set victory against McCourt at No. 2. The other member of Dartmouth to earn a point was Cameron Ghorbani, who won a third-set tiebreaker against Matt Siow at No. 4.

The Big Green return to action on Friday, April 19, as they host Yale at 2 p.m.

No. 50 Princeton 5, No. 70 Dartmouth 2
1. (46) McCourt/Pecotic (P) def. Centenari/DeBot (D), 9-7
2. de Chatellus/Tannenbaum (D) def. Dan Davies/Spindler (P), 7-6*
3. Augie Bloom/Siow (P) def. Ghorbani/Kipouras (D), 8-6

Order of finish: 1,3,2*

*Decided in tiebreak format

1. (8) Matija Pecotic (P) def. Xander Centenari (D), 6-1, 6-1
2. Chris Kipouras (D) def. Zack McCourt (P), 6-0, 6-4
3. Matt Spindler (P) def. Erik Nordahl (D), 7-5, 6-4
4. Cameron Ghorbani (D) def. Matt Siow (P), 6-4, 5-7, (10-8)*
5. Dan Richardson (P) def. Brandon DeBot (D), 6-1, 6-1
6. Jonathan Carcione (P) def. Brendan Tannenbaum (D), 6-2, 6-4

Order of finish: 1,5,2,6,3,4

*Decided in tiebreak format