MCLA COLLECTS 6-3 WIN OVER SAGE IN MEN'S TENNIS
Bennington, VT- The Sage Colleges' men's tennis team travelled to Vermont to take on MCLA in a non-conference match. MCLA collected the 6-3 win to even their mark at 5-5 before heading into the NAC playoffs on Saturday. Sage falls to 1-9 on the season.
MCLA held a 2-1 advantage after doubles. Aaron Goldsmith and Jared Freeman earned an 8-2 victory over senior Casey Fitzpatrick (Haverhill, MA/Haverhill) and sophomore Tyler Schnaible (Ballston Lake, NY/Shenendehowa). Trailblazers Charles Najimy and Matt Bluteau won 8-5 over rookies Mitesh Joshi (Lake George, NY/Lake George) and Dan Mackey (Westerlo, NY/Greenville) for MCLA's second point of the night. Sage earned the final point in doubles as freshman Mike Basile (Feeding Hills, MA/Agawam) and senior Zaheer Ahmad (Queens, NY/Academy of Innovative Technology) defeated Mohamed Mahrous and Reydel Santana 8-5.
In singles, Goldsmith continued his strong play with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Fitzpatrick. The Gators would add a pair of points in the second and third singles matches as Schnaible and Mackey earned straight set wins over Freeman and Bluteau.
The Trailblazers however, swept the final three matches. Najimy defeated Ahmad 6-2, 6-1 and Castle won a three set match against Joshi 0-6, 7-5, 10-7. Mohamed Mahrous earned MCLA's final point by winning 6-3, 6-2 over Vickers.
Sage's next match is on Friday, April 27 5 as the Gators take on Houghton at 4 p.m. in a road trip to visit the Highlanders.
Tennis Match Results
The Sage Colleges vs MCLA Apr 25, 2018 at Bennington, VT (Bennington Tennis Center)
MCLA 6, The Sage Colleges 3
1. Aaron Goldsmith (MCLA) def. Casey Fitzpatrick (SAGEMEN) 6-1, 6-3
2. Tyler Schnaible (SAGEMEN) def. Jared Freeman (MCLA) 7-5, 6-0
3. Dan Mackey (SAGEMEN) def. Matt Bluteau (MCLA) 7-6, 6-1
4. Charles Najimy (MCLA) def. Zaheer Ahmad (SAGEMEN) 6-2, 6-1
5. Nick Castle (MCLA) def. Mitesh Joshi (SAGEMEN) 0-6, 7-5, 10-7
6. Mohamed Mahrous (MCLA) def. Sebastian Vickers (SAGEMEN) 6-3, 6-2
The Sage Colleges 1-9