Minnesota Edges Dartmouth in Hanover
Nov. 4, 2017

HANOVER N.H. – The University of Minnesota women’s tennis team edged out Dartmouth today by splitting the eight singles matches and winning three of the four doubles pairings.

After dominating in the first dual of the invitational, the Gophers were battled tested on day two. The bottom of the lineup came up with big wins for the Gophers. Caitlyn Merzbacher, Mehvish Safdar, Cammy Frei and Annemarie Emme all picked up singles victories for Minnesota.

Out of the third slot, Emme was the highest player in the lineup to win her singles match. In straight sets, she won 6-0, 6-1 over Chuyang Guan. Merzbacher, in the sixth spot, won in straight sets 6-4, 6-1 over Allison Chuang.

Minnesota picked up victories in the seventh and eighth spot as well. Safdar in the seventh won 6-3, 7-6 (3) and Frei won 6-1, 6-1.

Caroline Ryba was defeated in the first spot 6-4, 7-6 (6) while Tina Kreinis was defeated in the only three set match 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

River Hart and Camily Vargas Gomez were each defeated in straight sets in the fourth and fifth position. Hart lost 6-2, 6-1 and Vargas 6-3, 7-5.

In doubles, Minnesota picked up victories in the second, third and fourth matchups. Merzbacher paired up with Camila Vargas Gomez to win 7-5.

Safdar partnered with freshman River Hart and the pair prevailed 6-2. Emme/Frei also cruised to a 6-2 victory in the fourth position while Kreinis/Ryba were defeated 6-4 in the first spot.

Minnesota now shifts their focus to Yale. The Gophers will take the courts tomorrow in the final day of the Big Green Invitational.

Singles Competition:
1. Kristina Mathis def. Caroline Ryba 6-4, 7-6 (6)
2. Racquel Lyn def. Tina Kreinis 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
3. Annemarie Emme def. Chuyang Guan 6-0, 6-1
4. Allison McCann def. River Hart 6-2, 6-1
5. Maddie Hwang def. Camila Vargas Gomez 6-3, 7-5
6. Caitlyn Merzbacher def. Allison Chuang 6-4, 6-1
7. Mehvish Safdar def. Jasmine Abidi 6-3, 7-6 (3)
8. Cammy Frei def. Shannon Murkerji 6-1, 6-1

Doubles Competition:
1. Racquel Lyn/Allison McCann def. Tina Kreinis/Carolina Ryba 6-4
2. Caitlyn Merzbacher/Camila Vargas Gomez def. Kristina Mathis/Maddie Hwang 7-5
3. Mehvish Safdar/River Hart def. Chuyang Guan/Allison Chuang 6-2
4. Annemarie Emme/Cammy Frei def. Jasmine Adidi/Shannaon Mukerji 6-2




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