Utica, NY – The Sage College's women's tennis team travelled to Utica College on Wednesday afternoon for a non-conference match with the Pioneers. Sage snapped a five-match skid and bested their hosts, 8-1. The Gators are now 2-5 on the year, while Utica drops to 0-5.
For the Gators, Sage's senior co-captain Kirsten Ackerman (Guilderland, NY/Guilderland) was a double winner as she posted a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles and paired with sophomore Erin Duffy (Castleton, NY/Maple Hill) to add a win at No. 1 doubles, 8-0. Duffy added a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles and is now 4-3 on the season.
With her win in singles on Wednesday, Ackerman is now 36-4 in singles play at Sage, while holding a combined career record of 66-12. Ackerman leads the team in singles with a 6-1 record, while Ackerman and Duffy boast a perfect 5-0 record with one another this fall.
Sage returns to action on September 20 hosting St. Joseph's College (LI) in the team's 2014 Skyline Conference home opener at Prospect Park. First serve is set for 1 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
The Sage Colleges vs Utica College
Sep 17, 2014 at Utica, NY
(Utica College Tennis Courts)
The Sage Colleges 8, Utica College 1
1. Ackerman, Kirsten (SAGEWOM) def. Rose Zaloom (UTICA) 6-0, 6-0
2. Duffy, Erin (SAGEWOM) def. Monica Johnson (UTICA) 6-0, 6-2
3. Schultz, Katie (SAGEWOM) def. Anastasia Fitzpatric (UTICA) 6-0, 6-0
4. Bendall, Lauren (SAGEWOM) def. Doni Look (UTICA) 6-2, 6-2
5. Gabriella Morreale (UTICA) def. Tolman, Lindsey (SAGEWOM), 6-3, 6-2
6. Faas, Alex (SAGEWOM) def. Lu Lu Zhang (UTICA) 6-0, 6-1
1. Ackerman, Kirsten/Duffy, Erin (SAGEWOM) def. Rose Zaloom/Monica Johnson (UTICA) 8-0
2. Schultz, Katie/Bendall, Lauren (SAGEWOM) def. Anastasia Fitzpatric/Doni Look (UTICA) 8-0
3. Tolman, Lindsey/Faas, Alex (SAGEWOM) def. Gabriella Morreale/Lu Lu Zhang (UTICA) 8-1
The Sage Colleges 2-5
Utica College 0-5