Sixth-seeded Hamilton College has won two out of three matches at the New England Small College Athletic Conference championship and will play Bates College for fifth place at Trinity College's Kellner Squash Center on Feb. 1.
Hamilton (10-6 overall) started the championship with an 8-1 win against No. 11 Connecticut College on Jan. 30. The Continentals fell to No. 3 Bowdoin College, 6-3, in the quarterfinal round on Jan. 31. Hamilton edged No. 7 Amherst College 5-4 in the consolation bracket later that same day. All matches were played at Trinity.
Hamilton picked up wins at the first position and at positions three through nine against Conn. College (3-14). Danielle Forsyth '11, Courtney Kollmer '10, Anne Edelstein '11, Madeleine Sullivan '09, Jane Hannon '11 and Bailey Harris '09 each picked up 3-0 wins at positions four through nine. Forsyth and Kollmer cruised in their matches by scores of 9-0, 9-0, 9-0.
Sullivan, Hannon and Harris registered the Continentals' victories in three straight games at positions seven through nine against Bowdoin (7-7).
Kelly Whipple '10 picked up a four-game victory (9-7, 9-4, 5-9, 9-6) at the first position in Hamilton's thrilling win against Amherst. Sullivan and Hannon recorded three-game sweeps at positions seven and eight, while Edelstein won 3-1 at the sixth spot. Forsyth rallied for a 3-2 triumph (3-9, 9-1, 5-9, 9-4, 9-6) to pick up the crucial fifth team point at the fourth position.