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Gators tally key win in home opener

Gators tally key win in home opener

Troy, NY – The Sage Colleges' women's tennis team hosted the Spartans of Castleton State College on Tuesday afternoon at Prospect Park in the team's home opener. The Gators came away with a 7-2 win to improve to 2-1 on the year. Castleton drops to 0-4 on the year.

Sage's junior Kirsten Ackerman (Rensselear, NY/Guilderland) was a double winner as she posted a 6-0, 6-0 victory over junior Meghan Susslin (St. Albans, VT/BFA-St. Albans) at No. 1 singles. She teamed at No. 1 doubles with senior Nicole Riley (Catskill, NY/Catskill) for an 8-5 win over Susslin and sophomore Sara Novenstern (Chappaqua, NY/Horace Greeley).  Ackerman is now 16-0 lifetime at Sage in dual match singles play and 17-1 overall in singles as a Gator and is this week's reining Skyline Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week.

Novenstern picked up a win at No. 2 singles for the Spartans as she beat Sage's freshman Erin Duffy (Castleton, NY/Maple Hill), 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Castleton vs The Sage Colleges       Sep 10, 2013 at Troy, NY   (Prospect Park)                      

The Sage Colleges 7, Castleton 2

Singles competition

1. Ackerman, Kristen (SAGEWOM) def. Meghan Susslin (CST) 6-0, 6-0

2. Sara Noverstern (CST) def. Duffy, Erin (SAGEWOM) 6-4, 7-6 (10-8), 7-3

3. Schultz, Katie (SAGEWOM) def. Olga Mcintyre (CST) 3-6, 6-4, 10-8

4. Hayward, Mary Kate (SAGEWOM) def. Kaylee Juaire (CST) 3-6, 6-4, 10-6

5. Bendall, Lauren (SAGEWOM) def. Monika Plante (CST) 6-0, 6-3

6. Mendozza, Shanessa (SAGEWOM) def. Taylor Reynolds (CST) 6-0, 6-3


 Doubles competition

1. Ackerman, Kristen/Riley, Nicole (SAGEWOM) def. Meghan Susslin/Sara Noverstern (CST) 8-5

2. Olga Mcintyre/Kaylee Juaire (CST) def. Houbre, Jessica/Mendozza, Shanessa (SAGEWOM) 8-1

3. Race, Julia/Fowler, Dana (SAGEWOM) def. Monika Plante/Ruby Bushey (CST) 8-5


Match Notes:  Castleton 0-4               The Sage Colleges 2-2                                    T-3:00  A-15 

Sage returns to action on September 12 travelling to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts for a 3:30 p.m. match.                                                                        - 30-