Women's tennis drops heartbreaker in Empire 8 debut to Houghton

Women's tennis drops heartbreaker in Empire 8 debut to Houghton

Houghton, NY- The Sage Colleges' women's tennis team travelled to upstate New York to open their season as the newest member of the Empire 8. Facing Hougton College, the Gators almost pulled off the win, but fell 5-4 in a tight match. Sage falls to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in the Empire 8, while Houghton is now 1-2 overall and 1-2 in the league.

The Gators took third doubles as senior Lindsey Tolman (Little Falls, NY/Little Falls) and senior Shanice Mendoza (North Plainfield, NJ/North Plainfield) picked up an 8-4 win. 

Down 2-1 heading into the singles play, the Gators got win in singles at No. 1 from sophomore Sammantha Montague (Glenville, NY/Scotia-Glenville) as she had a convincing 6-1, 6-1 win.

Sophomore Rebecca Jackson (Saugerties, NY/John A. Coleman) added a win in three sets at No. 4 singles, while senior Samantha Dibbell (Hunter, NY/Tannersville Central) tallied a win in three sets at No. 6 singles for Sage, but it was not enough as the team suffered its first loss of the year.

Next up for the Gators they will face Alfred University on September 10 at Noon.

Tennis Match Results

The Sage Colleges vs Houghton College                                 Sep 09, 2017 at Houghton


Houghton College 5, The Sage Colleges 4

 Singles competition

1. Sammantha Montague (SAGE-W) def. Laura Jacuzzo (HCWT17) 6-1, 6-1

2. Jacquelyn Lewis (HCWT17) def. Abbey Clobridge (SAGE-W) 6-2, 1-6, 6-0

3. Kaylee Jentsch (HCWT17) def. Shanessa Mendoza (SAGE-W) 6-3, 6-4

4. Rebecca Jackson (SAGE-W) def. Courtney Grippo (HCWT17) 5-7, 6-3, 10-3

5. Amanda Carl (HCWT17) def. Shanice Mendoza (SAGE-W) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0

6. Samantha Dibbell (SAGE-W) def. Alicia Cline (HCWT17) 6-3, 2-6, 6-0


 Doubles competition

1. Laura Jacuzzo/Tori Noller (HCWT17) def. Sammantha Montague/Rebecca Jackson (SAGE-W) 8-5 (7-5)

2. Jacquelyn Lewis/Kaylee Jentsch (HCWT17) def. Shanessa Mendoza/Abbey Clobridge (SAGE-W) 8-4

3. Shanice Mendoza/Lindsey Tolman (SAGE-W) def. Katelyn Sylor/Courtney Grippo (HCWT17) 8-4


Match Notes:

The Sage Colleges 2-1, 0-1 E8

Houghton College 1-2, 1-2 E8

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