Troy, NY – The Sage College's women's tennis team hosted the Trailblazers of MCLA on Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference match. The host Gators collected a 6-3 win to improve to 3-6 on the season, having won two of the team's last three matches. MCLA drops to 4-4 on the year.
Sage won first through third singles and was paced by the play of senior co-captain Kirsten Ackerman (Guilderland, NY/Guilderland) as she posted a 6-1, 6-3 victory at No. 1 singles, besting MCLA's freshman Sarah Mikutowicz (Adams, MA). Sophomore Erin Duffy (Castleton, NY/Maple Hill) added a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles as she beat senior Sarah Murphy (Valatie, NY/Ichabod Crane). At No. 3 singles, senior Katie Schultz (Wynantskill, NY/Averill Park) was a 6-3, 6-3 winner beating rookie Mariza Sfakianaki (Williamstown, MA/Mount Greylock).
On the year, Ackerman and Schultz lead Sage with their 8-1 singles records, while Duffy is now 6-3 on the 2014 campaign. Ackerman and Duffy were also winners at No. 1 doubles as they beat Murphy and Mikutowicz, 8-1. The Gator duo is now 7-0 with one another this fall. With her two wins on Wednesday, Ackerman is now 70-12 on her Gator career. She is 38-4 in singles play as well at Sage.
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. A busy week wraps with Sage also attending the 2014 ITA Northeast Regionals at William Smith College (Geneva, NY) on September 27-29.
Tennis Match Results MCLA vs The Sage Colleges
Sep 24, 2014 at Troy, NY (Prospect Park)
The Sage Colleges 6, MCLA 3
1. Ackerman, Kirsten (SAGEWOM) def. Sarah Mikutowicz (MCLA) 6-1, 6-3
2. Duffy, Erin (SAGEWOM) def. Sarah Murphy (MCLA) 6-2, 6-1
3. Schultz, Katie (SAGEWOM) def. Mariza Sfakianaki (MCLA) 6-3, 6-3
4. Emily Deaso (MCLA) def. Bendall, Lauren (SAGEWOM) 3-6, 6-4, 10-7
5. Rebecca Waterhouse (MCLA) def. Faas, Alex (SAGEWOM) 6-2, 6-4
6. Tolman, Lindsey (SAGEWOM) def. Ama Adwetewa-Badu (MCLA) 6-3, 6-1
1. Ackerman, Kirsten/Duffy, Erin (SAGEWOM) def. Sarah Murphy/Sarah Mikutowicz (MCLA) 8-1
2. Mariza Sfakianaki/Emily Deaso (MCLA) def. Schultz, Katie/Bendall, Lauren (SAGEWOM) 8-3
3. Faas, Alex/Tolman, Lindsey (SAGEWOM) def. Haley Manson/Ashley Juskhas (MCLA) 8-0
The Sage Colleges 3-6