SAGE FALLS TO MCLA, 7-2 IN MEN'S TENNIS ACTION
Troy, NY – The MCLA men's tennis team swept the doubles matches and then rode that momentum to a 7-2 victory over the Sage Gators on Thursday afternoon in Troy. With the win, MCLA is now 3-5 on the season while Sage drops to 1-7.
MCLA won three hard fought doubles matches with Aaron Goldsmith and Rob Wabshinak winning 8-4 in the top spot, besting the Gator tandem of seniors Kirsten Ackerman (Rensselaer, NY/Guilderland) and Gerard Beaudin (Delmar, NY/Home Schooled). The duo of Taylor Krowitz and Michael Rooney were victorious 8-3 in the second match, while Jeff Mason and Tyler Russell held on for an 8-5 in the third match.
Ackerman took the point in the number one singles slot as she beat Goldsmith in the third set tie-breaker. Ackerman is now 3-1 this season at No. 1 singles as a member of the men's team.
Wabshinak and Krowitz held serve by winning in the second and third slots. Wabshinak won in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, while Krowitz dug deep to pull off a 6-1, 4-6, 10-7 win at third singles. Sage's rookie Troy Hansen (Nanuet, NY/Nanuet) added a key win at No. 5 singles, beating his opponent, Jeffrey mason, 3-6, 7-5, 10-7 in the three sets.
Rooney also won in three sets in the third singles match while Russell cruised to a point in the sixth slot to round out the scoring for MCLA.
Sage returns to action on Sunday, April 19 travelling to Utica College for a 1 p.m. match.
Tennis Match Results
MCLA vs The Sage Colleges
Apr 16, 2015 at Prospect Park
MCLA 7, The Sage Colleges 2
1. Ackerman, Kirsten (SAGEMEN) def. Aaron Goldsmith (MCLA) 4-6, 6-3, 11-9
2. Robert Wabshinak (MCLA) def. Beaudin, Gerard (SAGEMEN) 6-3, 6-3
3. Taylor Krowitz (MCLA) def. Scott, Robert (SAGEMEN) 6-1, 4-6, 10-7
4. Michael Rooney (MCLA) def. Castillo, Mark (SAGEMEN) 6-3, 2-6, 10-8
5. Hansen, Troy (SAGEMEN) def. Jeffery Mason (MCLA) 3-6, 7-5, 10-7
6. Tyler Russell (MCLA) def. Osbourne, Khademe (SAGEMEN) 6-0, 6-0
1. Aaron Goldsmith/Robert Wabshinak (MCLA) def. Ackerman, Kirsten/Beaudin, Gerard (SAGEMEN) 8-4
2. Taylor Krowitz/Michael Rooney (MCLA) def. Scott, Robert/Castillo, Mark (SAGEMEN) 8-3
3. Tyler Russell/Jeffery Mason (MCLA) def. Osbourne, Khademe/Estremera, Melissa (SAGEMEN) 8-5
The Sage Colleges 1-7