Farmingdale, NY – The Sage Colleges' women's tennis team travelled to Farmingdale State College for the Skyline Conference opener on Saturday. The host Rams tallied a 7-2 win to improve to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the league. The loss puts Sage at 3-2 overall and 0-1 in the Skyline.
Sage's junior Kirsten Ackerman (Rensselear, NY/Guilderland) was a double winner as she posted a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Jessica Sickles at No. 1 singles. She boasts a 5-0 record at No. 1 singles this fall. She teamed at No. 1 doubles with senior Nicole Riley (Catskill, NY/Catskill) to post the team's only other win as they beat Sickles and Priscilla Signore, 8-1. Ackerman and Riley are now 5-0 with one another this season in doubles play.
After Saturday's win in singles action, Ackerman is now 18-0 lifetime at Sage in dual match singles play and 19-1 overall in singles as a Gator and is this week's reining Skyline Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week. She went 3-0 this past week in singles play and 3-0 in doubles competition for the Gators.
Sage returns to action on Monday, September 16 hosting the Golden Knights of the College of Saint Rose at Prospect Park in a match commencing at 4:30 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
The Sage Colleges vs Farmingdale State
Sep 14, 2013 at Farmingdale, NY
Farmingdale State 7, The Sage Colleges 2
1. Ackerman, Kristen (SAGEWOM) def. Sickles, Jessica (FSCW) 6-2, 6-4
2. Signore, Priscilla (FSCW) def. Riley, Nicole (SAGEWOM) 6-0, 6-2
3. Fredericks, Michelle (FSCW) def. Duffy, Erin (SAGEWOM) 6-2, 7-6
4. Rosamilia, Tatiana (FSCW) def. Schultz, Katie (SAGEWOM) 6-1, 6-2
5. Liguori, Denise (FSCW) def. Hayward, Mary Kate (SAGEWOM) 6-0, 6-2
6. Selover, Diana (FSCW) def. Mendozza, Shanessa (SAGEWOM) 6-0, 6-2
1. Ackerman, Kristen/Riley, Nicole (SAGEWOM) def. Sickles, Jessica/Signore, Priscilla (FSCW) 8-1
2. Fredericks, Michelle/Rosamilia, Tatiana (FSCW) def. Duffy, Erin/Bendall, Lauren (SAGEWOM) 9-7
3. Liguori, Denise/Selover, Diana (FSCW) def. Fowler, Dana/Hayward, Mary Kate (SAGEWOM) 8-5
The Sage Colleges 3-2, 0-1 Skyline
Farmingdale State 3-1, 1-0 Skyline