The William Smith College tennis team defeated Hamilton tonight 5-4. The Herons improved to 2-0 overall, while the Continentals dropped to 1-2 on the season.
Senior Chelsea Rauck and first-year Joanie Hilton led William Smith with victories in both doubles and singles. Rauck defeated Hamilton’s Ashley Pardoe 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, while Hilton downed Caroline Greenberg 7-6, 6-1. The two also teamed up at first doubles to defeat Pardoe and Laura Brantley 8-3.
William Smith swept doubles play, as sophomores Amanda Slack and Melissa Slack posted an 8-6 win over Continentals Carly Hachey and Deborah Barany at No. 2 doubles, and first-years Casey Kennedy and Jess McCue recorded an 8-2 victory over Julia Houlden and Elizabeth McDonald at No. 3.
The Herons will be back in action at the NYSWCAA Championships Oct. 17-19.