Women's tennis falls to No. 14 Tufts

Laura Brantley '10 won in singles play for Hamilton College, but the visiting Continentals dropped their second straight New England Small College Athletic Conference match, 7-2, against nationally ranked No. 14 Tufts University in Medford, Mass., on April 5.

Brantley won a thriller at third flight for Hamilton's only point in singles. She outlasted her opponent in a first-set tiebreaker 7-6 (4), before she dropped the second set 1-6. Brantley rallied to win the super-tiebreaker in the third set 11-9 for the team point.

Hamilton's other point came at second flight doubles. Deborah Barany '11 and Amelia Mattern '12 teamed up for an 8-6 win.

Hamilton (1-8 overall, 0-2 NESCAC) heads to Colgate University for a non-conference match on April 14. Tufts improved its record to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the conference.

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