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LA JOLLA, Calif. – No. 37 Dartmouth women’s tennis opened its Spring Break trip on Saturday, defeating San Diego, 4-3, at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. The Big Green improved to 10-1, while the Toreros fell to 5-8.

Senior Jacqueline Crawford and freshman Allison McCann got things started with a 6-1 win at No. 3 doubles and, although San Diego narrowly won at the No. 2 spot, a 6-3 victory by senior Taylor Ng and junior Kristina Mathis at No. 1 gave the first point of the day to Dartmouth.

Ng soon made it 2-0 for the Big Green with her 6-4, 6-1 defeat of Nicole Anderson at  No. 1 singles and, following a victory by the Toreros at the No. 5 spot and a 6-2, 6-4 victory by freshman Chuyang Guan at the No. 6 spot, the score was 3-1 in Dartmouth’s favor.

San Diego won at the No. 2 and 4 positions to make it a tied match (3-3), leaving it all down to Mathis and Gemma Garcia at No. 3. The Big Green junior dropped the first set, 7-5, but won the remaining two by the same score to clinch the win.

Dartmouth will face San Diego State at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

1) Ng/Mathis (Dartmouth) def. DiFillippo/Morale (San Diego), 6-3
2) Chow/Torres (San Diego) def. Lyn/Schroeder (Dartmouth), 7-5
3) Crawford/McCann (Dartmouth) def. Anderson/Garcia (San Diego), 6-1

1) Ng (Dartmouth) def. Anderson (San Diego), 6-4, 6-1
2) Morales (San Diego) def. Crawford (Dartmouth), 6-0, 6-4
3) Mathis (Dartmouth) def. Garcia (San Diego) 5-7, 7-5, 7-5
4) DiFillippo (San Diego) def. Schroeder (Dartmouth), 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
5) Torres (San Diego) def. Lyn (Dartmouth), 6-2, 6-1
6) Guan (Dartmouth) def. Chow (San Diego), 6-2, 6-4