Newburgh, NY – The Sage College's women's tennis team travelled to Mt. St. Mary College for a rescheduled Skyline Conference match on Sunday and tallied a key 6-3 win over the Knights. Sage has won two in a row and three of their last four matches. The Gators are now 4-6 overall and 1-2 in the league.
Sage won first through fourth singles and was paced by the play of senior co-captain Kirsten Ackerman (Guilderland, NY/Guilderland) as she posted a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles, besting MSMC's Breanna Scott. Sophomore Erin Duffy (Castleton, NY/Maple Hill) added a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles as she beat sRebecca Torta. No. 3 singles, senior Katie Schultz (Wynantskill, NY/Averill Park) was a winner beating Isabella Tartaglione. At fourth singles, senior co-captain Lauren Bendall (Rome, NY/Rome Free Academy) collected the win, 6-0, 6-1, beating the Knights Mallory Menneci.
Sage picked up keys wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles as the Gator duos of Ackerman and Duffy posted a victory at the No. 1 spot (8-1), while Bendall and Schultz racked up a win at No. 2 (8-6).
On the year, Ackerman holds a record in singles play of 13-2, while Schultz is 9-1 this fall. The pair of Ackerman and Duffy are 8-2 overall with an 8-0 record in dual match doubles play.
Ackerman is now 70-12 on her Gator career. She is 38-4 in singles play as well at Sage. Ackerman has elevated her career record at Sage to include a 43-5 singles record, while owning an overall singles and doubles record of 76-15 as a Gator.
Sage returns to action on October 9 hosting Bard College at 3:30 p.m. at Prospect Park.
Tennis Match Results The Sage Colleges vs Mount Saint Mary Oct 05, 2014 at Newburgh, NY
(Mount Saint Mary College Tennis Courts)
The Sage Colleges 6, Mount Saint Mary 3
1. Ackerman, Kirsten (SAGEWOM) def. Scott, Breanna (MSMCWT) 6-0, 6-0
2. Duffy, Erin (SAGEWOM) def. Tortora, Rebecca (MSMCWT) 6-0, 6-1
3. Schultz, Katie (SAGEWOM) def. Tartaglione,Isabella (MSMCWT) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1
4. Bendall, Lauren (SAGEWOM) def. Menneci, Mallory (MSMCWT) 6-0, 6-1
5. Conroy, Katie (MSMCWT) def. Faas, Alex (SAGEWOM) 6-1, 6-4
6. Hendricks, Ellen (MSMCWT) def. Estermera, Melissa (SAGEWOM) 6-2, 6-3
1. Ackerman, Kirsten/Duffy, Erin (SAGEWOM) def. Scott, Breanna/Conroy, Katie (MSMCWT) 8-1
2. Schultz, Katie/Bendall, Lauren (SAGEWOM) def. Tortora, Rebecca/Tartaglione,Isabella (MSMCWT) 8-6
3. Hendricks, Ellen/Menneci, Mallory (MSMCWT) def. Faas, Alex/Tolman, Lindsey (SAGEWOM) 8-6
The Sage Colleges 4-6 (1-2 Skyline)
Mount Saint Mary 2-7 (0-4 Skyline)