MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Dartmouth women’s tennis team won the Courtside Classic by defeating Washington State, 5-2, on Sunday. The Big Green remain undefeated on the 2017 season with a record of 5-0.
The Big Green got off to a good start by taking the doubles point. At No. 1, senior Taylor Ng and junior Kristina Mathis had an easy 6-0 win over Barbora Michalkova and Guzal Yusupova, while senior Jacqueline Crawford and junior Lexxi Kiven defeated Victoria Matejevic and Melisa Ates by a score of 6-3 at the No. 3 position.
Dartmouth carried that momentum into singles and soon had a 3-0 edge following a default win by Crawford at the No. 2 spot and a 6-0, 6-4 victory by freshman Chuyang Guan at No. 6. Washington State picked up a win at the No. 3 position, but a three-set victory by Ng – who remains No. 123 in the ITA national rankings – at No. 1 clinched the win for the Green.
Both teams added one more three-set victory to make it a 5-2 match. At the No. 5 position, freshman Racquel Lyn – who is No. 104 in the ITA rankings – took down Ates, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, while Matejevic got a win of her own at No. 3.
This weekend, the Big Green will head to Cambridge for the ECAC Winter Championship.
1) Ng/Mathis (Dartmouth) def. Michalkova/Yusupova (WSU), 6-0
2) Schroeder/Lyn (Dartmouth) vs. Colic/Milksovska (WSU), 4-5, DNF
3) Crawford/Kiven (Dartmouth) def. Matejevic/Ates (WSU), 6-3
1) No. 123 Ng (Dartmouth) def. Michalkova (WSU), 6-7, 6-1, 6-3
2) Crawford (Dartmouth) vs. Yusupova (WSU), 5-2, retired
3) Matejevic (WSU) def. Schroeder (Dartmouth), 6-1, 7-5
4) Milksovska (WSU) def. Mathis (Dartmouth), 2-6, 7-6(1), 4-3(3)
5) No. 104 Lyn (Dartmouth) def. Ates (WSU), 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
6) Guan (Dartmouth) def. Tomey (WSU), 6-0, 6-4