By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 27, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jan 26, 2015 at 7:43 PM ET

Northampton, MA — On the weekend of January 16th – 18th, the 2015 Pioneer Valley Invitational was hosted by Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College.

On the first day of the three-day event, Hamilton met Conn College. The match was played at Amherst College. The teams played the match using the five-court system. With eight matches complete, the Continentals and Camels were tied at 4-4. The final match on court was between the number 9s, Hamilton’s Jonathan Ruth, a freshman, and Conn College’s Santiago Moran, a junior. The two players, who have similar styles of play, battled back and forth. In the end, Ruth captured the match in four games (11-8, 11-5, 12-14, and 12-10).

Hamilton captured the team match, 5-4.

Below is video from the match.