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Women's Tennis Impresses at the Tribe Invitational

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By Mark Washburn
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The Dartmouth women’s tennis team concluded the Tribe Invitational on the campus of William and Mary on Sunday with strong showings in both singles and doubles action. As a team, the Big Green went 7-1 on day three highlighted by freshman Taylor Ng winning her singles flight.

Ng defeated all three of her opponents in the Margie Waters Flight in straight sets to cap a 3-0 opening weekend as a member of the team.

Dartmouth also received a strong singles performance from freshman Jacqueline Crawford in the Lauren Nikolaus Flight. Crawford went 2-1 highlighted by a victory against the 60th ranked player in the country. Her lone loss of the weekend came in straight sets to the 90th ranked in nation.

In doubles action, Ng and Katherine Yau went 2-1 in the Karen van der Merwe Flight. The duo topped the 17th ranked tandem in the country, 8-1, before falling to the 14th ranked players, 8-5.

Weekend Results

Katherine Yau went 1-2 in the Megan Moulton-Levy flight
Lost to Elixane Lechemia, South Carolina 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
Lost to Yukaka Noi, VCU 6-3, 6-2
Beat Callie Craig, Utah 1-6, 6-3, 6-2

Jacqueline Crawford went 2-1 in the Lauren Nikolaus flight
Beat #60 Sarah Pham, Utah 5-7, 6-4, 6-1
Lost to #90 Maria Belaya, William and Mary 6-1, 6-4
Beat Spencer Liang, Harvard 7-5, 7-5

Melissa Matsuoka went 1-2 in the Kristine Kurth flight
Lost to Ximena Siles-Luna, South Carolina 6-3, 6-0
Lost to Salome Kvitashvili, VCU 6-4, 6-4
Beat Kasey Gardiner, Wake Forest 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-1

Taylor Ng Won the Margie Waters Flight 3-0
Beat Dana Oppinger, Marshall 7-6, 6-1
Beat Amy He, Harvard, 6-0, 6-1
Beat Xue Zhang, Wake Forest 6-2, 7-5

Sarah Bessen went 1-2 in the Marion Gengler flight
Lost to Nabila Farah, William and Mary 6-0, 6-3
Lost to Zita Engbroks, Oklahoma 6-4, 6-3
Beat Hannah Morrill, Harvard 6-1, 6-2

Julienne Keong went 1-2 in the Mary Catherine Murano flight
Lost to Karlyn Timko, Marshall 6-2, 6-3
Beat Sydney Smith, William and Mary 6-1, 6-7(4), 6-3
Lost to Julia Casselbury, William and Mary 6-7(4), 6-4, 10-7

Narni Summerall went 1-2 in the Jane Lennon flight
Lost to Danielle Mirda, Harvard 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Lost to Ann Pepper, Oklahoma 6-4, 6-2
Beat Katie Fosnacht, South Carolina Default

Suzy Tan went 2-1 in the Jane Lennon flight
Beat Jackie Lee, William and Mary 6-0, 6-2
Lost to Erica Valimaki, Utah 1-6,7-5, 6-4
Beat Anne Gulsrud, Marshall 6-4, 6-4


Taylor Ng and Katherine Yau went 2-1 in Karen van der Merwe flight
Lost to #14 Nauta/Xi, UVA 8-5
Beat #17 Miles/Bekarova, Utah 8-1
Beat Gardiner/Zhang, Wake Forest 8-5

Melissa Matsuoka and Julienne Keong went 2-1 in Michelle O flight
Lost to Peretz/Faure, UVA 8-5
Beat Engbroks/Melrose, Oklahoma 8-4
Beat Forman/Guerin, Wake Forest 8-5

Sarah Bessen and Suzy Tan went 1-2 in Johanna Sones Flight
Lost to Popova/Looney, South Carolina 8-3
Beat Roy/Smith, William and Mary 8-2
Lost to Terteac/Noi, VCU 8-3

Jacqueline Crawford and Narni Summerall went 1-2 in Johanna Sones flight
Beat Kovarcikova/Valmaki, Utah 8-1
Lost to Wake Forest’s Asch/Fernandez 8-3
Lost to Harvard’s Li/Mirda  8-5