Bronxville, NY – Sage's men's tennis team opened Skyline Conference play on Saturday facing the Gryphons of Sarah Lawrence on the road and picked up a 6-3 win. Sage is now 1-1 on the year with a 1-0 mark in league play, while SLC falls to 0-3 overall and 0-2 in the league. The win marks the first career win for Sage's rookie men's tennis coach Tom Fashouer.
Playing at No. 1 singles, Sage's senior captain Gerard Beaudin (Delmar, NY/Home Schooled) picked up a 6-3, 6-3 win over SLC's Adam Neufeld. Beaudin teamed at No. 1 doubles with sophomore Robert Scott (Huntingdon Station, NY/Huntington) for an 8-2 win on the season. Additional winners in singles for Sage came at No. 4 and No. 6 singles. At No. 4 singles, rookie Troy Hansen (Nanuet, NY/Nanuet) was a winner, topping Bowen Li, 6-3,
6-1, while junior Melissa Estremera (Millbrook, NY/Millbrook) was a 6-0, 6-0.
The Gators took a 3-0 lead after doubles play as they won all three matches. Senior Mark Castillo (Randolph, MA/Randolph) paired with Hansen for an 8-5 win at second doubles, while junior Khademe Osbourne (Brooklyn, NY/East New York Transit Tech) teamed with Estremara for an 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles.
The Gators are back in action on Sunday hosting Skyline Conference defending champions, Yeshiva University at 2 p.m. at Saratoga YMCA.
Tennis Match Results The Sage Colleges vs Sarah Lawrence College
Mar 28, 2015 at Port Chester, N.Y. (Sound Shore Indoor Tennis Center)
The Sage Colleges 6, Sarah Lawrence College 3
1. Beaudin, Gerard (SAGEMEN) def. Neufeld, Adam (SLC) 6-3, 6-3
2. Warkus, Elliott (SLC) def. Scott, Robert (SAGEMEN) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-2)
3. Garibaldi, Andre (SLC) def. Castillo, Mark (SAGEMEN) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 1-0 (10-8)
4. Hansen, Troy (SAGEMEN) def. Li, Bowen (SLC) 6-3, 6-1
5. Dougherty, Ben (SLC) def. Osbourne, Khademe (SAGEMEN) 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (14-12)
6. Estremera, Melissa (SAGEMEN) def. Forstner, Glenn (SLC) 6-0, 6-0
1. Beaudin, Gerard/Scott, Robert (SAGEMEN) def. Warkus, Elliott/Garibaldi, Andre (SLC) 8-2
2. Castillo, Mark/Hansen, Troy (SAGEMEN) def. Li, Bowen/Neufeld, Adam (SLC) 8-5
3. Osbourne, Khademe/Estremera, Melissa (SAGEMEN) def. Dougherty, Ben/Forstner, Glenn (SLC) 8-0
The Sage Colleges 1-1, 1-0 Skyline
Sarah Lawrence College 0-3, 0-2 Skyline