PHILADELPHIA - Coming off a win over No. 63 Harvard on Saturday, the University of Pennsylvania women's tennis team defeated No. 52 Dartmouth, 5-2 to close out a perfect weekend at Hecht Tennis Center. Penn won five singles matches to improve to 3-2 on the season in Ivy play.
After Dartmouth made quick work of the Quakers in doubles play, Penn fought its way to five singles wins, including three three-set victories.
Nailing down the first victory of the day was Penn No. 1 Kana Daniel. Daniel dominated once again in a two-set win, taking them by 6-4 and 6-2 scores.
Sonya Latychevaworked her way to a three-set win that clinched the match for the Quakers. Latycheva needed two 7-5 sets to dispose of her Big Green counterpart, taking the first and third sets and finishing off an impressive weekend for Penn.
Impressive freshmen O.J. Singh and Marta Kowalska both walked away with wins. Kowalska won in straight sets, while Singh dropped her first set, but won the next two 6-3 and 6-2.
Ria Vaidya also needed three sets, but crusied in a 6-3 third set to earn her point.
No.18 Ng/Mathis (Dartmouth) def. Layycheva/Daniel (Penn), 6-1
Yau/Schroeder (Dartmouth) def. Vaidya/Kowalska (Penn), 6-1
Kiven/Crawford (Dartmouth) vs. Vazhenina/Qostal (Penn), 4-3, DNF
Daniel (Penn) def. Ng (Dartmouth), 6-4, 6-2
Latycheva (Penn) def. Yau (Dartmouth), 7-5, 4-6, 7-5
Vaidya (Penn) def. Mathis (Dartmouth), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Crawford (Dartmouth) def. Qostal (Penn), 6-4, 6-3
Kowalska (Penn) def. Schroeder (Dartmouth), 6-3, 7-6(5)
Singh (Penn) def. Chuang (Dartmouth), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2