Purchase, NY – The Sage Colleges' women's tennis team travelled to Purchase College for a semifinal match in the 2013 Skyline Conference Women's Tennis Tournament. No. 2 seeded Purchase College posted a 5-1 win over Sage to advance to the title match against top seeded Farmingdale State on Saturday. The win puts Purchase at 8-2 on the year, while the setback caps the Gators' season with a record of 8-6.
At No. 1 singles, Sage's junior Kirsten Ackerman (Rensselear, NY/Guilderland) recorded the lone win of the night as she was up 5-3 over Purchase's rookie Angela Assal and she was forced to retire. The win for Ackerman marks a revenge win as Assal beat Ackerman for her first dual match loss of the year in late September. Ackerman caps the 2013 campaign with a record of 16-2 in singles play.
Ackerman and senior Nicole Riley (Catskill, NY/Catskill) were beaten at No. 1 doubles, 8-6 by Assal and Katherine Coleman to wrap their season with a 12-4 mark with one another.
Tennis Match Results
The Sage Colleges vs PURCHASE PANTHERS
Oct 24, 2013 at Purchase
PURCHASE PANTHERS 5, The Sage Colleges 1
1. Ackerman, Kirsten (SAGEWOM) def. Assal, Angela (PUR-WTN) 5-3, retired
2. Riley, Nicole (SAGEWOM) vs. Ferraro, Juliette (PUR-WTN) no result
3. Duffy, Erin (SAGEWOM) vs. Coleman, Katherine (PUR-WTN) no result
4. Yavel, Emma (PUR-WTN) def. Schultz, Katie (SAGEWOM) 6-0, 6-3
5. Bendall, Lauren (SAGEWOM) vs. Rippey, Jasmine (PUR-WTN) no result
6. Murray, Lily (PUR-WTN) def. Mendoza, Shanessa (SAGEWOM) 6-1, 6-2
1. Assal, Angela/Coleman, Katherine (PUR-WTN) def. Ackerman, Kirsten/Riley, Nicole (SAGEWOM) 8-6
2. Rippey, Jasmine/Fulton, Erika (PUR-WTN) def. Duffy, Erin/Bendall, Lauren (SAGEWOM) 8-5
3. Yavel, Emma/Ferraro, Juliette (PUR-WTN) def. Hayward, Mary Kate/Schultz, Katie (SAGEWOM) 8-1
Match Notes: The Sage Colleges 8-6 PURCHASE PANTHERS 8-2
Skyline Semifinals. #2 Purchase advances to the finals at No. 1 seeded on October 26 at Farmingdale State