Women's tennis powers past Red Dragons in 8-1 win

Women's tennis powers past Red Dragons in 8-1 win

The Hamilton College women's tennis team remained unbeaten on the season in dual matches, rolling to an 8-1 win at SUNY Oneonta Wednesday. The Continentals are now 2-0 this fall.

Five Hamilton players earned points in both singles and doubles, with four of them posting sweeps in singles play.

The only Continental to post a three-set singles victory was Iona Forrester '20, who continued her unbeaten start to her college career.

Forrester, who's now 5-0 in combined singles and doubles, rallied for a fifth singles win after dropping the opening set by blanking her opponent in the second and winning the third set 10-8.

In doubles play, she and Winnie Tang '17 were 8-2 winners at number three.

Jane Haffer '19 and Samantha Weeks '19 both improved to a team-best 4-0 in singles competition with straight-set victories at the first and fourth spots, respectively. Haffer's win was the 20th of her career while Weeks raised her Hamilton record to 24-3.

Playing at the third spot, Tang lost just one game in upping her singles record to 3-1 this season and 36-21 in her career. With the win, she moved into the program's career top 10, breaking a tie with Mindy Bell '00 for 10th place in all-time singles victories.

Claire Keyte '17 rounded out Hamilton's singles winners; she's now 3-1 after a victorious effort at third singles.

Keyte and Weeks won their first doubles match and the first-time pairing of Haffer and Claudia Morse '19 won at number two.

The Continentals are back in action on Monday, Oct. 3 when they host SUNY Cortland for another non-conference match at 4 p.m.

HAMILTON 8, SUNY Oneonta 1

Singles
1: Jane Haffer (H) beat Alana Green (O) 6-2, 6-3
2: Claire Keyte (H) beat Jacqueline Guidice (O) 6-3, 6-2
3: Winnie Tang (H) beat Michelle Halpern (O) 6-1, 6-0
4: Samantha Weeks (H) beat Faith Haedrich (O) 6-2, 6-0
5: Iona Forrester (H) beat Kayla House (O) 3-6, 6-0, 10-8
6: Samantha Felice (O) beat Claudia Morse (HO) 6-4, 7-5

Doubles
1: Claire Keyte/Samantha Weeks (O) beat Jacqueline Guidice/Alana Green 8-1
2: Jane Haffer/Claudia Morse (H) beat
Kaitlin Ferrara/Kayla Houle (O) 8-1
3: Iona Forrester/Winnie Tang (H) beat Samantha Felice/Faith Haedrich (O) 8-2                                                                                                                                                                           

Hamilton: 2-0
SUNY Oneonta: 7-3