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Seniors play a key part in Gators' win Saturday over Sarah Lawrence, 5-4

Seniors play a key part in Gators' win Saturday over Sarah Lawrence, 5-4

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Troy, NY – The Sage College's women's tennis team hosted the Gryphons of Sarah Lawrence College on Saturday at Prospect Park in a Skyline Conference match. The Gators posted a thrilling 5-4 win to tally a key conference win and keep their post-season hopes alive. Sage is now 6-6 overall and 2-2 in the league, while SLC drops to 6-5 overall and 1-3 in the league. For the Gators, Saturday's win represents the team's fifth in the last six matches played.

Playing at No. 1 singles for the first time this season, sophomore Erin Duffy (Castleton, NY/Maple Hill) added a 6-0, 6-0 win as she beat SLC's senior Kayla Pincus. 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 Autumn Atkinson, 7-5, 6-4 for the decisive team point to lead the Gators to the win after a marathon match lasting almost two hours.

At No. 3 singles, senior co-captain Lauren Bendall (Rome, NY/Rome Free Academy) collected the win, 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 to beat the Gryphon's Sofia Rey and help key the Gators on Senior Day.

The Gators were led at No. 1 doubles by Duffy and Schultz as they beat Pincus and Reh, 8-6.

Sage returns to action on October 14 hosting the Skyline Conference's defending champions, Farmingdale State College at 3:30 p.m. at Prospect Park. SLC is back in action tomorrow facing St. Joseph's College (LI) in a match that was suspended on Friday night.


Tennis Match Results

Sarah Lawrence College vs The Sage Colleges

Oct 11, 2014 at Prospect Park

(Troy, NY)


The Sage Colleges 5, Sarah Lawrence College 4


 Singles competition

1. Duffy, Erin (SAGEWOM) def. Pincus, Kayla (SLC) 6-0, 6-0

2. Schultz, Katie (SAGEWOM) def. Atkinson, Autumn (SLC) 7-5, 6-4

3. Bendall, Lauren (SAGEWOM) def. Reh, Sofia (SLC) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1

4. Pyatt, Sarah (SLC) def. Faas, Alex (SAGEWOM) 6-0, 6-0

5. Slade, Juliet (SLC) def. Estermera, Melissa (SAGEWOM) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

6. Tolman, Lindsey (SAGEWOM) def. Spancheska, Monika (SLC) 6-2, 7-5


 Doubles competition

1. Duffy, Erin/Schultz, Katie (SAGEWOM) def. Pincus, Kayla/Reh, Sofia (SLC) 8-6

2. Atkinson, Autumn/Slade, Juliet (SLC) def. Bendall, Lauren/Faas, Alex (SAGEWOM) 8-1

3. Harrison, Caroline/Pyatt, Sarah (SLC) def. Estermera, Melissa/Tolman, Lindsey (SAGEWOM) 8-2


Match Notes:

Sarah Lawrence College 6-5, 1-3 Skyline

The Sage Colleges 6-6, 2-2 Skyline