Gators hang tough in match against FSC

Troy, NY—The Sage Colleges hosted Skyline Conference opponent Farmingdale State College on Saturday afternoon at Prospect Park. The Rams posted a 7-2 win to improve to 7-1 and 3-0 in the Skyline Conference. Sage falls to 4-7 overall with a 2-2 conference record.

FSC led 2-1 after doubles play as the Gator tandem of sophomore Mary Kate Hayward (Queensbury, NY/Glens Falls) and freshman Amy Delaney (Little Falls, NY/Little Falls) recorded an 8-4 win over the Rams' junior Rachel Tomasulo (Valley Stream, NY/Valley Stream South) and freshman Amanda Veccio (Shirley, NY/William Floyd).

Breaking up Farmingdale's singles wins was junior Christina Kroder (Catskil, NY/Catskill) as she beat Veccio, 7-5, 6-4 at fifth singles. FSC's rookie Jessica Sickles (Massapequa Park, NY/Massapequa) beat Sage's junior Isabella Pericone (Scotia, NY/Burnt Hills) at No. 1 singles, 6-4, 6-2. She teamed at No. doubles with junior Kristina Rossano (Franklin Square, NY/Carey) for an 8-5 win over Perricon and junior Danielle Sidoti (East Greenbush, NY/Columbia).

Sage will host Purchase College on October 13 in Prospect Park in a Skyline Conference match commencing at 4 p.m. The Gators will honor their 2011 senior, Briana Bixler (Highland, NY/Highland) in conjunction with Senior Day.

Tennis Match Results

Farmingdale State vs The Sage Colleges               Oct 08, 2011 at Troy, NY (Prospect Park)
Farmingdale State 7, The Sage Colleges 2      T-2:30  A-35 
 Singles competition
1. Sickles, Jessica (FSCW) def. Pericone, Isabella (SAGEWOM) 6-4, 6-2
2. Bentz, Alex (FSCW) def. Sidoti, Danielle (SAGEWOM) 6-1, 6-1
3. Rossano, Kristina (FSCW) def. Hayward, Mary Kate (SAGEWOM) 6-0, 6-2
4. Earlie, Laura (FSCW) def. DiNovo, Teresa (SAGEWOM) 6-0, 6-4
5. Kroder, Christina (SAGEWOM) def. Vecchio, Amanda (FSCW) 7-5, 6-4
6. Lebrun, Alex (FSCW) def. Argust, Allison (SAGEWOM) 6-2, 6-2
 Doubles competition
1. Sickles, Jessica/Rossano, Kristina (FSCW) def. Pericone, Isabella/Sidoti, Danielle (SAGEWOM) 8-5
2. Bentz, Alex/Earlie, Laura (FSCW) def. Kroder, Christina/DiNovo, Teresa (SAGEWOM) 8-1
3. Hayward, Mary Kate/Delaney, Amy (SAGEWOM) def. Tomasulo, Rachel/Vecchio, Amanda (FSCW) 8-4
Match Notes:   Farmingdale State 7-1, 3-0 Skyline    The Sage Colleges 4-7, 2-2 Skyline