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Women's Tennis Wins at Penn, 4-3

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Fresshman Janet Liu     By Mark Washburn
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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — The Dartmouth women's tennis secured a 4-3 victory at Penn when freshman Janet Liu (Palo Alto, Calif.) broke a 3-3 tie with a three-set victory at third singles. The win improved the Big Green to 8-10 overall and 2-2 in the Ivy League. The Quakers fell to 6-10 on the season and 1-4 in the conference.

Penn took a 1-0 lead after winning all three doubles matches. The Quakers pushed the lead to 2-0 after winning first singles. Dartmouth got on the board when sophomore Rachel Decker-Sadowski (Santa Barbara, Calif.) won at the sixth spot, 6-1, 6-1.

The Big Green tied the match at two, following freshman Theresa Smith's (University Park, Fla.) 6-3, 6-1 win at fourth singles. Dartmouth took the lead, 3-2, after sophomore Sabrina Stewart (London, England) topped Srinidhi Raghavan at fifth singles, 6-3, 7-6. Penn tied the match at three by winning the second singles match, but Liu earned her 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 victory to secure the team victory for the Big Green.

Dartmouth next plays on Friday, April 20, at Brown at 12 p.m.

Dartmouth 4, Penn 3

1: Sol Eskenazi (P) def. Sarah Leonard (D): 6-1, 6-2
2: Stephanie Do (P) def. Akiko Okuda (D): 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
3: Janet Liu (D) def. Alex Ion (P): 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
4: Theresa Smith (D) def. Daniela DePaoli (P): 6-3, 6-1
5: Sabrina Stewart (D) def. Srinidhi Raghavan (P): 6-3, 7-6
6: Rachel Decker-Sadowski (D) def. Emma Whitfield (P): 6-1, 6-1

1: #38 Sol Eskenazi/Jules Rodin (P) def. Sarah Leonard/Akiko Okudo (D): 9-8
2: Alex Ion/Srinidhi Raghavan (P) def. Janet Liu/Rachel Decker-Sadowski (D): 9-7
3: Stephanie Do/Emma Whitfield (P) def. Jen Reichel/Theresa Smith (D): 8-2