SAGE MEN'S TENNIS EARNS 7-2 EMPIRE 8 WIN OVER UTICA
Troy, NY- The Sage Colleges' men's tennis team hosted the Pioneers of Utica College on Tuesday afternoon in an Empire 8 match-up. The Gators celebrated Senior Day with a 7-2 win over Utica. With the victory, the Gators are now 1-8 overall and 1-5 in the Empire 8. Utica drops to 0-9 overall and 0-6 in the league.
The Gators held a 2-1 lead after doubles as junior Henry Golden (Troy, NY/Troy) and senior Casey Fitzpatrick (Haverhill, MA/Haverhill) posted an 8-4 win over Paul Litvak and Maki Medici. Second doubles also went to Sage as senior Zaheer Ahmad (Queens, NY/Academy of Innovative Technology) and sophomore Tyler Schnaible (Ballston Lake, NY/Shenendehowa) added the 8-1 win.
In singles, Fitzpatrick added the win, 6-4, 6-2 beating Makai Medici for his third singles win of the spring. Schnaible added a 6-0, 6-0 victory at third singles and is now 2-2 on the spring. Sage got singles wins at fourth from rookie Dan Mackey (Westerlo, NY/Greenville) and fifth singles from rookie Mitesh Joshi (Lake George, NY/Lake George). Freshman Mike Basile (Feeding Hills, MA/Agawam) added to the Gators' win with his victory at sixth singles.
Sage's next match is on Wednesday, April 25 as the Gators take on MCLA at 6:30 p.m. in a match being held at the Bennington Tennis Club in Bennington, VT.
Tennis Courts in an Empire 8 match.
Tennis Match Results
Utica College vs The Sage Colleges
04/24/18 at Troy, NY
The Sage Colleges 7, Utica College 2
1. Paul Litvak (UTICA) def. Henry Golden (SAGEMEN) 3-0
2. Casey Fitzpatrick (SAGEMEN) def. Makai Medici (UTICA) 6-4, 6-2
3. Tyler Schnaible (SAGEMEN) def. Christian Carman (UTICA) 6-0, 6-0
4. Dan Mackey (SAGEMEN) def. Garrett Bortiatynski (UTICA) 6-1, 6-1
5. Mitesh Joshi (SAGEMEN) def. Joshua Palmer (UTICA) 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-8)
6. Mike Basile (SAGEMEN) def. Alfonzo Whitehurst (UTICA) 6-2, 6-1
Utica College 0-9, 0-7 Empire 8,
The Sage Colleges 1-8, 1-5 Empire 8