Albany, NY – The Sage College's women's tennis team hosted the Golden Eagles of St. Joseph's College (LI) on Saturday in a key Skyline Conference match. The Golden Eagles posted the 5-4 win to remain unbeaten in league action as they are now 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the Skyline Conference. Sage falls to 2-6 overall and 0-2 in the league.
For the Gators, Sage's senior co-captain Kirsten Ackerman (Guilderland, NY/Guilderland) was a double winner as she posted a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles, besting St. Joe's freshman Shannon Merker (Flanders, NY/McGann-Mercy). She teamed with sophomore Erin Duffy (Castleton, NY/Maple Hill) to add an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles, beating Merker and her partner, junior Kelley McGrath (Nesconset, NY/Sachem North).
Duffy was a winner at No. 2 singles, defeating McGrath, 3-6, 6-4, 10-3. Also a winner in singles action for the Gators was senior Katie Schultz (Wynantskill, NY/Averill Park). On the year, Ackerman and Schultz lead Sage with their 7-1 singles records, while Duffy if 5-3.
With her two wins on Saturday, Ackerman is 68-12 on her Gator career. She is 37-4 in singles play at Sage. Duffy and Ackerman are a perfect 6-0 together this fall to lead the team in doubles play.
A busy week awaits Sage with two dual matches and play at the 2014 ITA Northeast Regionals at William Smith College (Geneva, NY) on September 27-29. Sage returns to action on September 24 hosting MCLA at 3:30 p.m. at Prospect Park and is back in action at Purchase on September 25.
Tennis Match Results
St. Joseph's-LI vs The Sage Colleges
Sep 20, 2014 at Prospect Park
St. Joseph's-LI 5, The Sage Colleges 4
1. Ackerman, Kirsten (SAGEWOM) def. Merker, Shannon (SJC-W-14) 6-1, 6-0
2. Duffy, Erin (SAGEWOM) def. McGrath, Kelley (SJC-W-14) 3-6, 6-4, 10-3
3. Schultz, Katie (SAGEWOM) def. Wehrli, Rita (SJC-W-14) 6-1, 6-1
4. Hasselberg, Erika (SJC-W-14) def. Bendall, Lauren (SAGEWOM) 6-3, 6-4
5. Cetin, Kerri (SJC-W-14) def. Tolman, Lindsey (SAGEWOM) 6-0, 6-0
6. Merker, Lindsey (SJC-W-14) def. Faas, Alex (SAGEWOM) 6-2, 6-0
1. Ackerman, Kirsten/Duffy, Erin (SAGEWOM) def. Merker, Shannon/McGrath, Kelley (SJC-W-14) 8-3
2. Wehrli, Rita/Hasselberg, Erika (SJC-W-14) def. Bendall, Lauren/Tolman, Lindsey (SAGEWOM) 8-1
3. Cetin, Kerri/Merker, Lindsey (SJC-W-14) def. Schultz, Katie/Faas, Alex (SAGEWOM) 9-8 (7-5)
St. Joseph's-LI 3-1, 2-0 Skyline
The Sage Colleges 2-6, 0-2 Skyline