Troy, NY – The Sage College's women's tennis team hosted the Wildcats of Bay Path University at Prospect Park on Saturday afternoon. The host Gators posted a 9-0 win to give the newest Sage head coach, Tom Fashouer (Schenectady, NY) his first career win. Sage improves to 1-0 on the young season, while Bay Path falls to 0-1.
Sage's senior co-captains Kirsten Ackerman (Guilderland, NY/Guilderland) and Lauren Bendall (Rome, NY/Rome Free Academy) led the team as they made their debut as captains. Ackerman a two-time Skyline Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Year and posted a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles over senior Stephanie Morin (Springfield, MA/Sabis International Charter). Bendall added a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 4 singles, besting senior Abigail Janneke (Waterbury, CT/Naugatuck). The pair combined for an 8-0 win at No. 1 singles, besting Janneke and Morin.
Ackerman boasts a 31-3 career record at Sage in singles, while also owning an impressive 26-7 record in doubles in her time as a Gator.
Adding to the team's success was sophomore Erin Duffy (Castleton, NY/Maple Hill), who earned Skyline Conference Second Team honors last season as a newcomer. She made her first appearance in the lineup at the No. 2 singles position and delivered a 6-0, 6-0 win over Bay Path's junior Brittany Walsh (North Smithtown, RI/North Smithfield).
Sage returns to action on September 4 hosting Hartwick College in a match at nearby Prospect Park (Troy, NY) with a 4:30 p.m. start.
Tennis Match Results Bay Path University vs The Sage Colleges Aug 30, 2014 at Prospect Park (Troy, NY)
The Sage Colleges 9, Bay Path University 0
1. Ackerman, Kirsten (SAGE) def. Stephanie Morin (BAYPATH) 6-1, 6-1
2. Duffy, Erin (SAGE) def. Brittany Walsh (BAYPATH) 6-0, 6-0
3. Schultz, Katie (SAGE) def. Taylor Wood (BAYPATH) 6-0, 6-0
4. Bendall, Lauren (SAGE) def. Abigail Janneke (BAYPATH) 6-1, 6-2
5. Faas, Alex (SAGE) def. Edna Aboagye (BAYPATH) 6-4, 6-1
6. Tolman, Lindsey (SAGE) def. Katie Leibowitz (BAYPATH) 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)
1. Ackerman, Kirsten/Bendall, Lauren (SAGE) def. Abigail Janneke/Stephanie Morin (BAYPATH) 8-0
2. Duffy, Erin/Schultz, Katie (SAGE) def. Brittany Walsh/Taylor Wood (BAYPATH) 8-3
3. Faas, Alex/Tolman, Lindsey (SAGE) def. Katie Leibowitz/Kimberly Drahushuk (BAYPATH) 8-3
Bay Path University 0-1
The Sage Colleges 1-0