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Women's Tennis Concludes NTC Tourney

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By Mark Washburn
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FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. — Led by sophomore Janet Liu's performance in B Flight singles, the Dartmouth women's tennis team turned in a 11-9 singles record and a 3-4 doubles mark at the USTA National Tennis Center Women's College Invitational this past weekend at Flushing Meadows. Liu, who posted a 2-1 record, defeated opponents from Fordham and Brown to advance to the semifinal round of the tournament.

Freshman Katherine Yau also had success, playing in A Flight Singles for the Big Green. After defeating NC State's Rachel James-Baker in the Round of 16, she fell to Brown's Misia Krasowski in the quarterfinals. Bouncing back in the backdraw, she beat Monica Yajima of Fairfield for an overall record of 2-1 on the weekend.

Dartmouth rookies Suzy Tan and Sarah Bessen also posted 2-1 singles marks for the tournament. Tan, who played in D Flight singles, lost to Dena Tanenbaum of Cornell in the opening round before rebounding with two straight victories in the backdraw. In E Flight singles, Bessen defeated NJIT's Natalia Melibeau easily, and also beat Margarita Belyajova of Morgan State in the backdraw.

In doubles action, sophomore Akiko Okuda and Yau went 1-1, falling in the Round of 16 before dominating Boston College, 8-1 in the backdraw. Liu and freshman Julienne Keong went 1-2 in the B Flight, while Tan and Bessen were 1-1 in C Flight.

The Big Green is back on the court Friday, Oct 19 - Tuesday, Oct. 23 for ITA Regionals at West Point, N.Y.

Complete Results

A Flight

Katherine Yau defeated Rachel James-Baker NC State 6-4,7-6 Round of 16's

Katherine Yau lost to Misia Krasowski Brown 7-6,6-3  Quarter-Finals

Katherine Yau defeated Monica Yajima Fairfield University 6-1,6-4 Backdraw

B Flight

Janet Liu defeated Bella Genkina Fordham 6-0,6-2 Round of 16

Janet Liu defeated Jessica Harrow Brown 7-6,6-4 Quarter-Finals

Janet Liu lost to Bianca Sanon 6-3,1-6,10-7 Semi-Finals

C Flight

Akiko Okuda defeated Rocio Portela Seton Hall University 6-2,6-3  Round of 16

Akiko Okuda lost to Crystal Leung Columbia 6-4,6-4 Quarter-Finals

Akiko Okuda defeated Lauren Wiley Brown 6-2,6-1 Backdraw

D Flight

Suzy Tan lost to Dena Tanenbaum Cornell 6-4,2-6,10-6 Round of 16

Suzy Tan defeated Sharissa Ryan Fairfield 6-2,4-6,10-6 Backdraw

Suzy Tan defeated Dorothy Safron Delaware 7-6,4-6, 10-6  Backdraw

E Flight

Sarah Bessen defeated Natalia Melibeu NJIT 6-4,6-0 Round of 16

Sarah Bessen lost to Sarah Kandath Brown 6-2,6-4 Quarter-Finals

Sarah Bessen defeated Margarita Belyakova Morgan State 6-4,3-6,13-11 Backdraw

F Flight

Julienne Keong defeated Sarah Guzick Yale 6-4,5-7,10-8 Round of 16

Julienne Keong lost to Courtney Malinchak Cornell 6-2,6-3 Quarter-Finals

G Flight

Christina Danosi lost to Sara Perelman Cornell 7-6,6-0 Round of 16

Christina Danosi defeated Eva Sung Army 7-6,1-6,10-5 Backdraw

Chirstina Danosi lost to Julia Keenan Seton Hall 6-2,6-3


A Flight

Akiko Okuda/Katherine Yau lost to Madeline Hamilton/Amber Li Yale 8-1 Round of 16

Akiko Okuda/Katherine Yau defeated Heini Salonen/Katja Vasilyev Boston College 8-1 Backdraw

B Flight

Janet Liu/Julienne Keong lost to Kesenia Kuzmenko/Jana Luste NJIT 8-3 Round of 16

Janet Liu/Christina Danosi lost to Ryann Young/Laila Judeh Cornell 8-6 Backdraw

Janet Liu/Christian Danosi defeated Dorothy Safron/Carmen Lai Delaware 8-3 Backdraw

C Flight

Suzy Tan/Sarah Bessen lost to Mi'kola Cooper/Chelsi Russell Morgan State 8-6 Round of 16

Suzy Tan/Sarah Bessen defeated Amber Washington/Diamond Adams St. John's 8-5 Backdraw