Hamilton College returned to the win column on Thursday with an 8-1 victory against the William Smith College Herons at Hamilton's Little Squash Center.
The Continentals (8-9 overall) were challenged by William Smith despite the lopsided result. Hamilton's players won three matches in five games and three more in four games. The Continentals are at No. 21 in the latest College Squash Association Team Rankings while the Herons (7-7) are 27th.
Charlotte Zonis '19 captured the first two games at the second position but had to hold off a late charge by her opponent before she won in five. The win was the 31st of Zonis' Hamilton career.
Megan Grip '19 also outlasted her opponent in five games at the third position as she picked up her sixth victory this season. Grace Munschauer '18 was a winner in four games at the fourth position and Caitlin Stern '21 prevailed in five games at the fifth position. Stern nearly ended her match in four but dropped the fourth game, 13-15. She rebounded with a convincing 11-5 decision in the decisive fifth game. Munschauer and Stern have seven wins apiece.
Katherine Bauer '18 and Liesl Guenther '21 triumphed in four games at the sixth and seventh positions, respectively. Bauer recorded her 37th career victory and Guenther improved her record to 9-8 this season.
Marina Hartnick '18 is now 9-6 this season after sweeping her opponent in three games at the eighth position. Danielle Reisley '18 moved her record to a team-best 11-6 after surrendering just 11 points as she cruised to a three-game win at the ninth position.
The Continentals host Vassar College at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10. The team will honor their seven seniors prior to the start of the match.
No. 21 Hamilton 8, No. 27 William Smith 1
Feb. 8, 2018
Hamilton's Little Squash Center
1. Gabby Fraser (WS) d. Rafiatou Ouro-Aguy 11-1, 11-7, 11-2.
2. Charlotte Zonis (H) d. Cashel McCarthy 11-8, 11-3, 8-11, 10-12, 11-6.
3. Megan Grip (H) d. Jo Pacheco 11-7, 8-11, 11-5, 5-11, 11-5.
4. Grace Munschauer (H) d. Peyton Capute 11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 11-4.
5. Caitlin Stern (H) d. Madison Bradley 11-4, 9-11, 13-11, 13-15, 11-5.
6. Katherine Bauer (H) d. Anna Worcester 11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 11-7.
7. Liesl Guenther (H) d. Djenebo Ballo 11-7, 7-11, 11-2, 11-5.
8. Marina Hartnick (H) d. Karina Lazaro 11-7, 11-9, 11-6.
9. Danielle Reisley (H) d. Maddie Saiontz 11-4, 11-6, 11-1.