Women's tennis splits two weekend matches

Ajla Karabegovic '21 (Josh McKee photo)
Ajla Karabegovic '21 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College Continentals split a pair of home matches over the course of the first weekend in April.

Hamilton (6-3 overall) extended its win streak to four matches with a 6-3 non-conference victory against Rochester Institute of Technology inside Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Saturday. The Continentals dropped to 1-2 in NESCAC matches with a 9-0 setback against nationally ranked No. 14 Bowdoin College at Tietje Family Tennis Center on Sunday. Hamilton is 15th in the Oracle/ITA Division III Northeast Region Women's Rankings.

Sophia Aulicino '21, Kat Roberts '22 and Ajla Karabegovic '21 won their singles and doubles matches against RIT (8-4). Aulicino, who is 15th in the Northeast Region singles rankings, was triumphant at first flight singles and teamed up with Audrey Chor '21 for the win at first flight doubles. Aulicino owns a 12-5 singles record and she and Chor boast a team-best nine victories as a doubles pairing.

Roberts is 11-2 after another win at third flight singles. Roberts and doubles partner Karabegovic prevailed in second flight action and are now 8-3 this season. Karabegovic prevailed at fourth flight singles.

Sarah Bargamian '22 and Jane Haffer '19 emerged with the victory at third flight doubles. The win is their first as a doubles pairing, and Haffer has won 31 matches in doubles play with the Continentals.

The Hamilton women are off until Tuesday, April 16 when they travel to SUNY Oneonta for a non-conference match at 4 p.m.


Hamilton 6, RIT 3

Hamilton's Margaret Bundy Scott Field House
Clinton, N.Y.
April 6, 2019

1. Sophia Aulicino (H) d. Amelia Ying 6-4, 6-3.
2. Anne Taylor (RIT) d. Jane Haffer 6-4, 6-4.
3. Kat Roberts (H) d. Shayna Ginster 6-2, 6-1.
4. Ajla Karabegovic (H) d. Kristen Zablonski 6-3, 6-4.
5. Claire Casalnova (RIT) d. Sarah Bargamian 8-7 (6).
6. Julia Smolowitz (RIT) d. Becca Ingber 8-6.

1. Aulicino/Audrey Chor (H) d. Zablonski/Taylor 8-3.
2. Karabegovic/Roberts (H) d. Ginster/Ying 8-3.
3. Bargamian/Haffer (H) d. Casalnova/Annie Steinbrink 8-4.

No. 14 Bowdoin College 9, Hamilton 0

Hamilton's Tietje Family Tennis Center
Clinton, N.Y.
April 7, 2019

1. Julia Marks (B) d. Sophia Aulicino 6-3, 6-2.
2. Tasha Christ (B) d. Audrey Chor 6-1, 6-4.
3. Devon Wolfe (B) d. Jane Haffer 6-0, 6-0.
4. Izzy Essi (B) d. Kat Roberts 6-3, 6-0.
5. Sasa Jovanovic (B) d. Ajla Karabegovic 6-0, 6-0.
6. Fleming Landau (B) d. Sarah Bargamian 6-0, 6-0.

1. Marks/Wolfe (B) d. Aulicino/Chor 8-2.
2. Essi/Christ (B) d. Roberts/Karabegovic 8-2.
3. Sarah Shadowens/Landau (B) d. Haffer/Bargamian 8-0.

Records: Bowdoin 9-2, 4-1 NESCAC; Hamilton 6-3, 1-2.