HANOVER, N.H. - The Dartmouth women's tennis team won its second straight match, downing Wisconsin, 6-1, on Friday evening at the Boss Tennis Center and Gordon Pavilion.

The Big Green improve to 2-1 on the young season, while the Badgers fall to 0-3.

The Green and White came racing out of the gates, taking two of the doubles matches. The team from the Upper Valley carried the momentum into singles play winning five matches in straight sets.

Katherine Yau and Akiko Okuda won 8-5 at No. 1 doubles, while Melissa Matsuoka and Sarah Bessen defeated Lauren Burich and Helen Rabot, 8-1.

In singles action, Janet Liu, Yah, Okuda, Matsuoka and Bessen each scored points for Dartmouth.

"We got off to a good start by winning the doubles point and then we carried that momentum into singles," said Dartmouth head coach Bob Dallis. "Wisconsin fights really hard and never gives up, so it was a good test for us in terms of maintaining our focus, but we did a great job of competing throughout the match. It was a full team effort tonight. It was also nice to see Sarah Leonard back on the court again."

The Big Green wrap up a home weekend on Feb. 3 as they take on NJIT. The match is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m.


1. Katherine Yau/Akiko Okuda (D)def. Hannah Berner/Lauren Chypyha (W), 8-5

2. Melissa Matsuoka/Sarah Bessen (D) def. Lauren Burich/Helen Rabot (W), 8-1

3. Anastasia Tripolskaya/Katie Hoch (W) def. Suzy Tan/Julienne Keong Si Ying (D), 8-3

1. Hannah Berner (W) def. Sarah Leonard (D), 6-3, 7-5

2. Janet Liu (D) def. Lauren Chypyha (W), 6-4, 7-6 (3)

3. Katherine Yau (D) def. Katie Hoch (W), 6-0, 6-4

4. Akiko Okuda (D) def. Anastasia Tripolskaya (W), 7-6 (4), 6-0

5. Melissa Matsuoka (D) def. Lauren Burich (W), 6-4, 6-4

6. Sarah Bessen (D) def. Pernilla Wohlstrom (W), 6-0, 6-1