LONG BEACH, CALIF.  –  The Dartmouth women’s tennis team fell to #53 Long Beach St. 5-2 on Thursday evening at the Rhodes Tennis Center.

Dartmouth claimed the doubles point as Katherine Yau and Taylor Ng defeated Ebba Unden and Laura Eales, 8-4. The second doubles pairing of Melissa Matsuoka and Akiko Okuda defeated Krolina Rozenberg and Julie Gerrard, 8-6. Jacqueline Crawford and Suzy Tan almost helped the Big Green sweep the competition, but fell 8-6.

Long Beach State nearly took all six singles flights, but Julienne Keong Si Ying pulled a come-from-behind victory over Eales, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.  In the second singles flight, Ng forced a third set but fell to Unden, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Okuda also forced a third set in the fourth flight but was overcome by Rozenberg 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.

Dartmouth will conclude its California trip on Saturday against Cal St. Northridge. 

 Doubles

1. Katherine Yau/Taylor Ng (DART) def. Ebba Unden/Laura Eales (LBSU) 8-4
2. Melissa Matsuoka/Akiko Okuda (DART) def. Karolina Rozenberg/Julie Gerard (LBSU) 8-6
3. Holly Reid/Hayley Thompson (LBSU) def. Jacqueline Crawford/Suzy Tan (DART) 8-6

 Singles

1. Maeva Razakasoa (LBSU) def. Katherine Yau (DART) 6-3, 6-4
2. Ebba Unden (LBSU) def. Taylor Ng (DART) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
3. Julie Gerard (LBSU) def. Melissa Matsuoka (DART) 6-3, 6-2
4. Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) def. Akiko Okuda (DART) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
5. Hayley Thompson (LBSU) def. Suzy Tan (DART) 6-0, 6-1
6. Julienne Keong Si Ying (DART) def. Laura Eales (LBSU) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

 Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,5,1,4,2,6)