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MSMC Tops Sage in Men's Tennis to Spoil Gators' 2013 opener

MSMC Tops Sage in Men's Tennis to Spoil Gators' 2013 opener

Albany, NY—The Sage College's Men's Tennis team opened the 2013 season on Saturday hosting the Knights of Mt. St. Mary College in a Skyline Conference match. The Knights collected a 9-0 win to improve to 5-3 overall and 1-0 in the conference, while the setback puts the Gators at 0-1 overall and 0-1 in the Skyline.

Debuting at No. 1 singles, sophomore Rob Hansen (Niskayuna, NY/Niskayuna) faced the Kn'ghts' top singles player, junior Greg Jacob (Ridgefield, CT/Ridgefield). Jacob was a 6-1, 6-1 winner and teamed at No. 1 doubles with sophomore Nate Dimmie (Middletown, NY/Middletown) to best Sage's Hansen and junior Mike Hilton (Waterford, NY/Waterford Halfmoon), 8-2.

The Gator tandem of brothers, Sean and Cory Alvarado (Shokan, NY/Onteora) played at No. 2 doubles for Sage, but fell to MSMC's junior Stat Willand (Sparta, NJ/Sparta) and freshman Mike Balokoz (Milford, CT/West Haven-Notre Dame), 8-1. At No. 4 singles, sophomore Sean Alvarado fell to Balokoz, 6-0, 6-0. Senior Cory Alvarado pushed sophomore Conor Merryman (Marlboro, NY/Marlboro Central) to the tightest match of the afternoon, but dropped the No. 6 singles bout, 6-1, 6-3.

The Gators return to action on March 24 hosting Yeshiva University in a Skyline Conference match at 1 p.m. at the tennis courts at Albany Academy for Boys.

MSMC's is also back in action on March 24 hosting Rutgers University-Newark at 1 p.m. in a  non-conference match. 

Tennis Match Results

Mount Saint Mary College vs The Sage Colleges

Mar 23, 2013 at Albany, NY

(Albany Academy)


Mount Saint Mary College 9, The Sage Colleges 0


 Singles competition

1. Jacob, Greg (MSMC-M) def. Hansen, Rob (SAGEMEN) 6-1, 6-1

2. Dimmie, Nate (MSMC-M) def. Hilton, Mike (SAGEMEN) 6-1, 6-1

3. Willand, Stat (MSMC-M) def. Beaudin, Gerard (SAGEMEN) 6-0, 6-0

4. Balokoz, Mike (MSMC-M) def. Alvarado, Sean (SAGEMEN) 6-0, 6-0

5. Witke, Dan (MSMC-M) def. Castillo, Mark (SAGEMEN) 6-2, 6-0

6. Merryman, Conor (MSMC-M) def. Alvarado, Cory (SAGEMEN) 6-1, 6-3


 Doubles competition

1. Jacob, Greg/Dimmie, Nate (MSMC-M) def. Hilton, Mike/Hansen, Rob (SAGEMEN) 8-2

2. Willand, Stat/Balokoz, Mike (MSMC-M) def. Alvarado, Sean/Alvarado, Cory (SAGEMEN) 8-1

3. Merryman, Conor/Pujol, Bryan (MSMC-M) def. Butt, Rick/Kenealy, Joe (SAGEMEN) 8-0


Match Notes:

Mount Saint Mary College 5-3, 1-0 Skyline

The Sage Colleges 0-1, 0-1 Skyline

Official: Theresa Carey  T-1:50  A-17