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Gators are playoff bound after defeating Purchase 6-3 in women's tennis!

Gators are playoff bound after defeating Purchase 6-3 in women's tennis!

Purchase, NY – The Sage College's women's tennis team travelled to Purchase College for the Skyline Conference finale and collected the key win to clinch a spot in the upcoming conference tournament as the No. 4 seed. Sage defeated Purchase College 6-3 on Sunday in a rescheduled match and stands at 7-7 overall and 3-3 in the league under the guidance of rookie head coach Tom Fashouser.

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 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles, besting Purchase's Emma Yavel, elevating her season record to 14-2.

Sophomore Erin Duffy (Castleton, NY/Maple Hill) added a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles as she beat Jasmine Rippey, while senior Katie Schultz (Wynantskill, NY/Averill Park) was a winner beating Alyssa Saulle at No. 3 singles.  Junior Melissa Estremera (Millbrook, NY/Millbrook) added a win at No. 6 singles to help the Gators on Sunday.  Duffy is now 10-6 in singles play, while Schultz boasts a 12-2 record on the fall. 

Sage picked up keys wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles as the Gator duos of Ackerman and Duffy posted a victory at the No. 1 spot (8-0), while sophomore Alex Faas (Rensselaer, NY/Columbia) and rookie Lindsay Tolman (Little Falls, NY/Little Fall) added a win at No. 3 doubles, 8-4. Ackerman and Duffy went a perfect 4-0 with one another in Skyline play, while boasting a 9-2 record on the season with one another. Ackerman is now 78-15 on her Gator career, while owning a 44-5 mark in singles play at Sage.


Tennis Match Results              Sage at Purchase College

The Sage Colleges 6   Purchase 3

 Singles competition

  1. S's Kirsten Ackerman def. Emma Yavel, 6-0, 6-1
  2. S's Erin Duffy def. Jasmine Rippey, 6-3, 6-3

3.   S's Katie Schultz def. Alyssa Saulle, 6-4, 6-3

4.  P's Lilly Murray def. Lauren Bendall, 6-3, 6-2

5.  P's Roula Zyada def. Alex Faas, 6-1, 6-4

6. S's Melisa Estermera def. Hannah Youssef, 6-0, 6-0

 Doubles competition

1. S's Ackerman and Duffy def. Yavel and Saulle, 8-0

2. P's Rippey and Murray def. Schultz and Bendall, 8-3

3. S's Faas and Lindsay Tolman def. Zyada and Youssef, 8-4


Match Notes:

Purchase 2-6, 1-4 Skyline

The Sage Colleges 7-7, 3-3 Skyline