The Hamilton College women’s tennis team split a pair of home matches played indoors at Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Sunday.
The Continentals (11-4, 0-3 NESCAC) lost 8-1 to nationally ranked No. 18 Tufts University in a NESCAC match and edged SUNY Geneseo, 5-4. The win against Geneseo was Hamilton's second in five days against a team ranked in the Northeast Region Top 20 poll.
The first flight doubles team of Bella Schoning '16 and Winnie Tang '17 picked up Hamilton’s point against Tufts. Schoning and Tang used a 5-0 tiebreaker victory to win 9-8. The pair also picked up a win over the Knights and improved to 9-5 as a doubles team this season.
Rachel Friedman '15 clinched the Geneseo win with a victory at sixth flight singles. Tied at a set apiece, Friedman earned the win when her opponent retired while trailing 4-1 in the third. She raised her record to 10-5.
Schoning and Sara Shaughnessy '14 were straight set winners at second and fifth flight singles, respectively. Schoning won 6-2, 6-4 and is now 12-3 this season. Shaughnessy blanked her opponent and upped her season mark to 12-5.
Claire Keyte '17 and Mira Khanna '15 won 8-4 at third flight doubles and are now 7-4 as a doubles team.
The Continentals host Colby College on Saturday, April 12, for a NESCAC match at 10 a.m.
#18 Tufts 8, Hamilton 1
1. Bella SCHONING/Winnie TANG (HAM) def. Jacquiline Baum/Shelci Bowman (TUFTS) 9-8 (5-0)
2. Samantha Gann/Alexa Meltzer (TUFTS) def. Claire KEYTE/Mira KHANNA (HAM) 8-2
3. Conner Calabro/Catherine Worley (TUFTS) def. Emily CHAN/Liz DETWILER (HAM) 8-2
1. Samantha Gann (TUFTS) def. Mira KHANNA (HAM) 6-2, 6-4
2. Alexa Meltzer (TUFTS) def. Bella SCHONING (HAM) 6-0, 6-4
3. Conner Calabro (TUFTS) def. Winnie TANG (HAM) 6-3, 6-2
4. Shelci Bowman (TUFTS) def. Claire KEYTE (HAM) 6-2, 6-2
5. Jacquiline Baum (TUFTS) def. Sara SHAUGHNESSY (HAM) 8-1
6. Catherine Worley (TUFTS) def. Rachel FRIEDMAN (HAM) 8-4
Tufts 6-5, 2-1 NESCAC; Hamilton 10-4, 0-3 NESCAC
Hamilton 5, Geneseo 4
1. Amanda Rosati/Marylen Santos (GEN) def. Liz DETWILER/Meg LEE (HAM) 8-6
2. Bella SCHONING/Winnie TANG (HAM) def. Dexuan Yuan/Minxuan Yuan (GEN) 8-3
3. Mira KHANNA/Claire KEYTE (HAM) def. Maggie Hale/Kari Hollins (GEN) 8-4
1. Marylen Santos (GEN) def. Mira KHANNA (HAM) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
2. Bella SCHONING (HAM) def. Dexuan Yuan (GEN) 6-2, 6-4
3. Amanda Rosati (GEN) def. Winnie TANG (HAM) 6-4, 6-4
4. Kari Hollins (GEN) def. Claire KEYTE (HAM) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6
5. Sara SHAUGHNESSY (HAM) def. Maggie Hale (GEN) 6-0, 6-0
6. Rachel FRIEDMAN (HAM) def. Minxuan Yuan (GEN) 6-4, 6-7, retired
Geneseo 13-3; Hamilton 11-4.