As a Gator newcomer last season, Kirsten Ackerman not only announced her arrival on campus with her outstanding play, but announced it throughout the Skyline Conference. By season’s end, she was named the 2012 Skyline Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Year and was placed on the Skyline Conference First Team.
She went a perfect 13-0 in dual match singles play last year, while standing at 14-1 overall in singles. She was unblemished as well in Skyline singles action with a 6-0 record at No. 1 singles. She teamed at doubles and held the No. 2 position on the ladder, going 4-1 at No. 2 and 1-0 at No. 1 doubles in her first season at Sage.
A Dean’s List student at Sage, she is a nutrition major at Sage and will serve the team as a co-captain this year. A former team captain and tennis team MVP at Guilderland High School, Kirsten Ackerman excelled in high school. As a member of the 2008 team, she helped the squad capture the 2008 Section II Championship as well as finishing as a 2010 Section II finalist. She is the daughter of Elizabeth McVey of Mobile, Alabama and Phil Ackerman of Rensselaer, NY.