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Old 11-21-2011, 10:33 AM   #1
BigEastStorm
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Default Northeast Tennis

I know it doesn't have the highest ranked team but it's a very competitive region. Here's a breakdown of some of the favorites of the region, all who will also compete at the ECACs.

St Johns:
Returns 5 starters, and only lost their number 6 player who they replaced with Texas transfer Vasko Mladenov. Arguably have the best 1-5 in the region as of right now. They also have Ilija Vucic coming in January who was ranked as high as 30 in ITF juniors. Look to be the favorite this year.

Princeton:
Another team that returns 5 starters. They arguably have the best doubles in the region with the only other competition being Harvard. Solid number 1 in Pecotic. The team however will go however their 2-4 play. Their bottom is weak compared to some other years.

Harvard:
Return about 4 starters I believe. Have the higest ranked player in the region with John Pearlman even though he is very overrated as shown at regionals. One of the best doubles in the region with Princeton. Solid lineup from top to bottom. Denis Ngyuen will be asked to win alot of matches at the 3/4 position.

Those are the three favorites this year. These are some of the dark horses.

Yale:
If the top 3 come to play they could challenge most of the upper teams. However it always seems they aren't always on the same page. Not a very good bottom of the lineup but they do have solid doubles.

Brown:
Another solid team with Brandon Burke at the top spot. Have some good players however they always seem to be out of it and never play to potential.

Cornell:
Rebuilding year to be honest. However they can compete with some teams but mostly are looking forward to future years.

Columbia:
Interesting team. Haig Schniderman(SP) had the biggest win of his life at Indoors over Chase B. Solid freshmen who will be hungry. Could be a surprise this year.
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