CLINTON, N.Y. – Dominating play from start to finish, the eighth-ranked Amherst College women's tennis team dropped only one set on the day to shut out NESCAC foe Hamilton, 9-0 Sunday afternoon at the Tietje Family Tennis Center.
With the win, Amherst improves to 9-7 on the season and to 4-3 in league action, while Hamilton falls to 3-9 overall (0-5 NESCAC). Amherst returns to the court on Friday, April 27 when they host MIT in a 6 p.m. non-conference bout.
At the top of the ladder in doubles, Avery Wagman '18 and Anya Ivenitsky '20 teamed up to down Audrey Chor and Ajla Karabegovic, 8-1, while Vickie Ip '18 and Jane Fraley '19 powered past Jane Haffer and Sophia Aulicino, 8-3 in the second position. Maddie Dewire '20 and Kelsey Chen '19 wrapped up the doubles sweep on the third court, beating Ndanu Mutisya and Katherine McNally, 8-0.
The Mammoths continued to impress in singles competition, with Ip earning a 6-1, 6-0 win in the No. 1 spot and Dewire edging Aulicino, 4-6, 6-4, (10-5) in the second position.
On the third court, Ivenitsky claimed a 6-1, 6-2 win, while Wagman made quick work of Karabegovic in the No. 4 spot, 6-0, 6-0. Camilla Trapness '19 and Jen Chen '20 finished off the 9-0 victory, securing 6-2, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-0 wins, respectively.
1. Vickie Ip (A) d. Jane Haffer 6-1, 6-0.
2. Maddie Dewire (A) d. Sophia Aulicino 4-6, 6-4, (10-5).
3. Anya Ivenitsky (A) d. Audrey Chor 6-1, 6-2.
4. Avery Wagman (A) d. Ajla Karabegovic 6-0, 6-0.
5. Camilla Trapness (A) d. Ndanu Mutisya 6-2, 6-1.
6. Jen Chen (A) d. Katherine McNally 6-1, 6-0.