Hamilton College competed in the ITA Northeast Regional Championships hosted by William Smith College in Geneva, N.Y., on Sept. 25 and 26.
Deb Barany ‘11 reached the third round of the singles championship draw as the No. 11 seed. In the first round, she bested an opponent from SUNY Brockport, 6-0, 6-2. Barany knocked off a player from Rochester Institute of Technology in her second round match, 6-1, 6-1. In the third round, she was defeated by the draw's top seed from The College of New Jersey, 6-3, 6-4.
Melissa Mann '13 also took part in the singles competition and won her opening singles match over a Skidmore College opponent, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6. However, Mann fell in the second round to the No. 16 seed from New York University (6-4, 6-2).
Also competing in singles play were Amelia Mattern '12 and Laura Brantley '10. Mattern was defeated in the first round by the fourth seed from Skidmore, 6-0, 6-1. Mattern competed in the consolation round and was defeated 8-6 by an opponent from St. Lawrence University. Brantley lost in the first round to a Mount St. Mary’s College athlete, 6-4, 6-1. Next she competed in a consolation round and was defeated by an opponent from Skidmore, 8-1.
In doubles competition, Barany and Mattern teamed up to represent the Continentals. They lost their opening round match to the No. 3 seed from Skidmore, 8-0. Next they earned a 9-7 win in the consolation round against St. John Fisher College. In the second round of consolation play the duo fell to Nazareth, 8-5.
Alex Arenson ’13 teamed up with Brantley, but lost 8-0 in the opening round to the top seed and eventual tournament champions from College of New Jersey. In consolation play, Arenson and Mann lost 8-6 to opponents from St. Lawrence.
Hamilton returns to action when it travels to Rensselaer on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m.