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Women's Tennis Drops Non-Conference Match at San Jose St., 4-2

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By Mark Washburn
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SAN JOSE, CALIF.  – In a battle that lasted over four hours, The Dartmouth women's tennis team fell to San Jose State, 4-2, on Sunday evening at the Spartans Tennis Complex.

Sarah Bessen and Akiko Okuda won single flights for the Big Green, but Dartmouth dropped the doubles point. 

In doubles action, Dartmouth (3-3) won one of the three flights, as Suzy Tan and Julienne Keong Si Ying defeated Sabastiani Leon Chao & Tipper Truong, 8-4. 

In the sixth flight, Bessen defeated Justine Dejeval in a tight first set 7-6 and then in convincing fashion, 6-2, in the second. Okuda needed three sets to complete the come from behind victory over Julianna Bacelar 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Tan forced 11 match points in her three-set affair with Jessica Willett, but eventually fell 6-2, 0-6, 7-5 after taking the second set, 6-0. In the battle at no.1, Yau took Marie Klocker to an extra set but the match was unfinished 6-4, 6-7 (7-1). 

The Big Green will continue their West Coast trip with a meeting at Fresno St. on Tuesday evening. 

Gaelle Rey & Marie Klocker (SJSU) def. Taylor Ng & Katherine Yau (DC), 8-4
Julianna Bacelar & Jessica Willett (SJSU) def. Melissa Matsuoka & Akiko Okuda (DC), 8-7
Suzy Tan & Julienne Keong Si Ying (DC) def. Sabastiani Leon Chao & Tipper Truong (SJSU), 8-4.

Marie Klocker (SJSU) & Katherine Yau (DC), 6-4, 6-7 (7-1), unfinished
Gaelle Rey (SJSU) def. Taylor Ng (DC), 7-6, 6-0
Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) def. Melissa Matsuoka (DC), 6-2, 6-0
Akiko Okuda (DC) def. Julianna Bacelar (SJSU), 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
Jessica Willett (SJSU) def. Suzy Tan (DC), 6-2, 0-6, 7-5
Sarah Bessen (DC) def. Justine Deleval (SJSU), 7-6, 6-2