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Gators drop season opener to Castleton State

Gators drop season opener to Castleton State

Rutland, VT – Sage's men's tennis team opened the 2015 season on Thursday night travelling to Vermont and taking on the Spartans of Castleton State College at the Grand Slam Tennis Facility. Castleton picked up a 7-2 win to improve to 2-2, while Sage is 0-1 on the young season.

Playing at No. 1 singles for the Gators, senior Kirsten Ackerman (Guilderland, NY/Guilderland) was a winner as she beat Kyle Martin, 6-4, 6-3.  At sixth singles, senior Mark Castillo (Randolph, MA/Randolph) was winner as he topped Tyler Konopka, 6-0, 7-5 (7-5).

The Gators were slated to host Green Mountain College on March 22, but that match has been postponed. A new date has not been set yet. The Gators return to play on March 28 travelling to Sarah Lawrence College for a match with the Gryphons to open Skyline Conference play.


Tennis Match Results              Sage Gators vs Castleton        Mar 19, 2015 at Rutland, Vt.


Castleton 7, Sage Gators 2


 Singles competition

1. Kirsten Ackerman (SAGEMEN) def. Kyle Martin (CST) 6-4, 6-3

2. Seth Marcil (CST) def. Beaudin, Gerard (SAGEMEN) 6-0, 6-1

3. Andrew Overton (CST) def. Scott, Robert (SAGEMEN) 6-3, 6-2

4. Tyler Wilcox (CST) def. Hansen, Troy (SAGEMEN) 7-6, 7-3, 6-3

5. Trevor Hanna (CST) def. Katie Schultz (SAGEMEN) 6-7, 6-3, 10-7

6. Castillo, Mark (SAGEMEN) def. Tyler Konopka (CST) 6-0, 7-6


 Doubles competition

1. Christopher Belanger/Seth Marcil (CST) def. Beaudin, Gerard/Kirsten Ackerman (SAGEMEN) 8-0

2. Kyle Martin/Andrew Overton (CST) def. Scott, Robert/Hansen, Troy (SAGEMEN) 8-2

3. Ryan Mulder/Trevor Hanna (CST) def. Castillo, Mark/Katie Schultz (SAGEMEN) 8-2


Match Notes:

Sage Gators 0-1

Castleton 2-2