PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Dartmouth women's tennis team lost at 52nd-ranked Brown on Friday, 5-2. Freshman Theresa Smith (University Park, Fla.) and sophomore Rachel Decker-Sadowski (Santa Barbara, Calif.) earned the two Big Green victories. Dartmouth dropped to 8-11 overall and 2-3 in the Ivy League. The Bears improved to 17-6 overall and 3-2 in the conference.
Brown took an early advantage by winning all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead in the team match. In the singles portion, the Big Green only took two of the five matches. Smith defeated Sarah Kandath in the fifth spot, 6-2, 6-2, and Decker-Sadowski bested Nikita Uberoi at sixth singles, 6-1, 6-1.
Dartmouth returns home on Sunday, April 22, when its hosts Yale at 12 p.m.
Brown 5, Dartmouth 2
No. 1 Misia Krsowski (BRWN) def. Sarah Leonard (DAR): 6-4, 6-3
No. 2 Jessica Harrow (BRWN) def. Akiko Okuda (DAR): 6-3, 7-5
No. 3 Laura Wiley (BRWN) def. Janet Liu (DAR): 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-2)
No. 4 Julie Flanzer (BRWN) def. Melissa Matsuoka (DAR): 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 (DAR) def. Sarah Kandath (BRWN): 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 (DAR) def. Nikita Uberoi (BRWN): 6-1, 6-1
No. 1 Krsowski/Ariel Caldwell (BRWN) def. Okuda/Leonard (DAR): 9-8 (3)
No. 2 Harrow/Wiley (BRWN) def. Liu/Decker-Sadowski (DAR): 9-8 (4)
No. 3 Carissa Aboubakare/Uberoi (BRWN) def. Smith/Jeri Reichel (DAR): 8-6