Troy, NY – The Sage College's women's tennis team hosted the Raptors of Bard College in Thursday afternoon at Prospect Park. Sage posted a convincing 9-0 win to improve to 5-6 on the year, while Bard drops to 0-5. For the Gators, Thursday's victory represents the team's fourth win in the last five matches played.
Playing at No. 1 singles for the first time this season, sophomore Erin Duffy (Castleton, NY/Maple Hill) added a 6-0, 6-3 win as she beat Bard's senior Beryl Taylor, 6-0, 6-3. Senior Katie Schultz (Wynantskill, NY/Averill Park), this week's Skyline Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week, was victorious at No. 2 singles as she beat Isabella Scarborough, 6-1, 6-0. The Gators were led at No. 1 doubles by Duffy and Schultz as they beat Scarborough and Taylor 8-5.
Senior co-captain Lauren Bendall (Rome, NY/Rome Free Academy) collected the win, 6-1, 6-1, beating the the Raptors' Yuanyuan Xu at No. 3 singles.
Sage returns to action on October 11 hosting Sarah Lawrence College at 1:30 p.m. in a Skyline Conference match. Sage will honor their 2014 seniors on Saturday in conjunction with Senior Day.
Tennis Match Results Bard College vs The Sage Colleges
Oct 09, 2014 at Prospect Park (Troy, NY)
The Sage Colleges 9, Bard College 0
1. Duffy, Erin (SAGEWOM) def. Beryl Taylor (BARD-W) 6-0, 6-3
2. Schultz, Katie (SAGEWOM) def. Isabelle Scarborough (BARD-W) 6-1, 6-0
3. Bendall, Lauren (SAGEWOM) def. Yuanyuan Xu (BARD-W) 6-1, 6-1
4. Faas, Alex (SAGEWOM) def. Alice Chen (BARD-W) 6-1, 6-2
5. Estermera, Melissa (SAGEWOM) def. Theodora Pilitsis (BARD-W) 7-5, retired
6. Tolman, Lindsey (SAGEWOM) def. Christiana Vagianou (BARD-W) 6-1, 6-0
1. Duffy, Erin/Schultz, Katie (SAGE) def. Beryl Taylor/Isabelle Scarborough (BARD-W) 8-5
2. Bendall, Lauren/Faas, Alex (SAGE) def. Yuanyuan Xu/Alice Chen (BARD-W) 8-0
3. Estermera, Melissa/Tolman, Lindsey (SAGE def. Christiana Vagianou/Theodora Pilitsis (BARD-W) 8-2