The Light Blue will head to Yale on Thursday for the 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Regional Championship. The Lions, who most recently hosted the Columbia Classic, will compete against all the Ivies and several other Northeastern universities in doubles and singles over the course of five days. At last year’s ITA Regional Championships, two of Columbia’s doubles teams—including that of sophomores Ashok Narayana and Max Schnur—reached the quarterfinals. Narayana and Schnur are poised to replicate last year’s success, having recently beaten three nationally ranked teams at the ITA All-American Championship. Expectations will also be high for freshman Dragos Ignat, who won the singles B draw of the USTA Collegiate Invitational in September and made it to the finals of the singles A draw at the Columbia Classic. Competition for the ITA Regional Championship begins Thursday in New Haven, Conn.