CLINTON, N.Y. -- The Bates women's tennis team scored its first NESCAC victory of the young season in decisive fashion, winning 8-1 at Hamilton on Sunday.
Bates (3-4, 1-1 NESCAC) swept doubles play, including an 8-0 victory at No. 1 by junior Maisie Silverman (Brunswick, Maine) and sophomore Bella Stone (Concord, Mass.) over Winnie Tang and Jane Haffer. Senior Elizabeth Erbafina (Sudbury, Mass.) and first-year Isabelle Rovinski (New York, N.Y.) topped Claire Keyte and Samantha Weeks 8-6 at No. 2 doubles while first-year Lauren Hernandez (Chester, N.J.) and senior Kate Rosenthal (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won 8-5 at third doubles over Iona Forrester and Claudia Morse.
Senior Olivia Voccola (Falmouth, Maine) won by forfeit at No. 6 singles, but the Bobcats didn't need the point, winning four out of the remaining five singles matches. Silverman, Stone, Rovinski and Rosenthal won with ease at first, third, fourth and fifth singles, respectively.
Hamilton dropped to 3-2 overall, 0-2 in conference play.
Bates next plays three matches in three days at the Blue & Grey Classic at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., beginning March 17 at noon against Whitman College.
July 27, 2017 Erbafina, Stone named ITA All-Academic
April 21, 2017 Women's tennis defeats Wheaton Lyons 8-1
April 9, 2017 Women's tennis wins 7-2 at Trinity
April 2, 2017 Women's tennis falls 9-0 on the road at No. 4 Bowdoin
March 12, 2017 Women's tennis wins 8-1 at Hamilton
March 11, 2017 Women's tennis drops NESCAC opener at No. 3 Middlebury
February 24, 2017 Women's tennis drops close 5-4 match to Caltech
February 23, 2017 Women's tennis falls 9-0 at No. 6 Pomona-Pitzer
February 19, 2017 Women's tennis opens season with 5-3 win at Westmont
October 15, 2016 Women's tennis wins five matches at Bowdoin Invitational
September 23, 2016 Erbafina, Stone win first-round doubles match at ITA Championships