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Women's Tennis Competes at the Tribe Invitational

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By Doug Austin
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The Dartmouth women’s tennis team competed in the Tribe Invitational on the campus of William and Mary on Friday and Saturday.

During the first two days of the event, the Big Green saw success in both singles and doubles action.

In doubles play, freshmen Jacqueline Crawford and Narni Summerall won their first match in the Johanna Sones Flight before falling in the semifinals to a duo from Wake Forest. In the third place match against a tandem from Harvard the members of the Class of 2017 fell, 8-5.

Katherine Yau and Taylor Ng also made a run in doubles action for Dartmouth. After losing a quarterfinal match to Virginia, the two topped a team from Utah in the consolation semifinals of the Karen van der Merwe Flight. On day two, Yau and Ng won their fifth place match, 8-5, against Wake Forest.

After dropping their opening match in the Michelle O Flight, Julienne Keong Si Ying and Melissa Matsuoka won their consolation semifinal match and fifth place match.

In singles play, Yau dropped a three-set thriller to Elixane Lechemia of USC in the quarterfinals of the Megan Moulton-Levy Flight. On day two, Yau fell in straight sets to a player from VCU in the consolation semifinal.

Crawford won her first match in the Lauren Nikolaus Flight before falling in the semifinal to Maria Belaya of the host Tribe.

Ng won her quarterfinal match in the Margie Waters Flight and then defeated Amy He of Harvard to advance to the finals.

The Big Green Wrap up the three-day event on Sunday, Sept. 22.