NEW LONDON, Conn. – Junior Stephanie Simon (Wellesley, Mass.) was victorious in singles and doubles play, but it wasn't enough, as the Connecticut College women's tennis team fell to Hamilton by a 5-4 decision on Saturday afternoon.
Simon first teamed up with freshman Allison Falvey (Wakefield, Mass.) to pick up the Camels' lone doubles point from the No. 3 spot. The pair defeated Jane Haffer and Sarah Bargamian by an 8-6 score, as the Continentals led by a 2-1 score heading into singles action.
Even though Hamilton (11-3, NESCAC 3-2) was able to build up a 4-2 advantage, the Camels did not go down without a fight and were able to tie the score at 4-all. Junior Hayley Zukerberg (Newton, Mass.) sliced the deficit in half by rallying to win No. 2 singles by set scores of 2-6, 6-4, and 6-0 before Simon also came back to triumph at No. 3 singles by marks of 2-6, 7-6, and 6-3.
The match then came down to No. 6 singles between Camel sophomore Paige Braithwaite (Skillman, N.J.) and the Continental freshman Becca Ingber. Braithwaite pulled ahead by capturing the first set, 7-6, but Ingber recovered to take the next two frames by identical 6-4 scores to earn the decisive point and give the visitors the win.
Connecticut College (8-10, NESCAC 0-7) will wrap up its 2019 campaign when it hosts Colby tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.