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Sage falls to Golden Bears, 6-3 in women's tennis play

Sage falls to Golden Bears, 6-3 in women's tennis play

Springfield, MA – The Sage College's women's tennis team travelled to Western New England University on Monday afternoon for a non-conference match with the Golden Bears. WNEU triumphed 6-3 and improves to 2-1, while Sage drops to 1-3.

For the Gators, Sage's senior co-captains Kirsten Ackerman (Guilderland, NY/Guilderland) was a winner at No. 1 singles, besting WNEU's Lauren Sell. Senior Katie Schultz (Wynantskill, NY/Averill Park) added a victory as well at No. 3 singles, beating Christina D'Agostino in three sets, 2-6, 7-5, 10-6 in the super breaker.

Ackerman and sophomore Erin Duffy (Castleton, NY/Maple Hill) were winners for Sage at No. 1 doubles in the match. Ackerman is now 4-0 this fall in singles competition and 34-3 on her Sage singles career, combined with her doubles play, she now owns a combined career record of 61-11.

Sage returns to action on September 10 travelling to Castleton State for a match at 4 p.m.


  1. Sage's Kirsten Ackerman def. Lauren Sell, 6-2, 6-2
  2. WNEU's Joeanna Glantz def. Erin Duffym 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
  3. Sage's Katie Schultz def. Christina D'Agostino, 2-6, 7-5, 10-6
  4. WNEU's Kelly Byrnes def. Lauren Bendall, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1
  5. WNEU's Corey St. Louis def. Alex Faas, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
  6. WNEU's Michelle Magliulo def. Lindsey Tolman, 6-1, 6-0


  1. Sage's Ackerman and Duffy def. Sell and Glantz, 8-4
  2. WNEU's D'Agostino and Byrnes def. Schltz and Bendall, 8-1
  3. WNEU's Jessica Breitweg and Alice Matthews def. Faas and Tolman, 8-0