Troy, NY – Sage's women's tennis team hosted the Spartans of Castleton University on Tuesday afternoon in the team's 2015 home opener. The Spartans posted the 8-1 win to improve to 3-1, while Sage drops to 0-4.
Castleton held a 3-0 lead after doubles as they took all three matches.
Sage's lone victory came at No. 1 singles as graduate performer and team co-captain Katie Schultz (Wynantskill, NY/Averill Park) tallied a 6-3, 6-2 win over senior Sara Novenstern (Chappaqua, NY/Horace Greeley). Novenstern teamed with rookie Jackie Lisak (Rochester, NY/West Irondequoit) at No. 1 doubles and beat Katie Schultz and her partner, junior Alex Faas (Rensselaer, NY/Columbia), 8-3.
Novenstern is 2-0 at No. 1 singles on the year, while Schultz is now 2-2 at No. 1 singles for the Gators.
The Gators are back in action on September 18 hosting St. Joseph's University-Brooklyn in a 4 p.m. Skyline Conference match to be held at Prospect Park. Castleon is back in action on September 16 hosting Plymouth State at 4 p.m.
Tennis Match Results Castleton vs The Sage Colleges
Sep 15, 2015 at Troy, NY (Prospect Park)
Castleton 8, The Sage Colleges 1
1. Schultz, Katie (SAGE-W) def. Sara Novenstern (CST) 6-3, 6-2
2. Jackie Lisak (CST) def. Estremera, Melissa (SAGE-W) 6-0, 6-1
3. Ciara Bannister (CST) def. Faas, Alex (SAGE-W) 6-0, 6-0
4. Dianne Benedicto (CST) def. Schultz, Emily (SAGE-W) 6-3, 6-2
5. Kirsten Kruk (CST) def. Tolman, Lindsey (SAGE-W) 6-3, 6-1
6. Gabrielle Welch (CST) def. Dibbell, Samantha (SAGE-W) 6-2, 6-4
1. Sara Novenstern/Jackie Lisak (CST) def. Schultz, Katie/Faas, Alex (SAGE-W) 8-3
2. Ciara Bannister/Kirsten Kruk (CST) def. Estremera, Melissa/Schultz, Emily (SAGE-W) 8-1
3. Dianne Benedicto/Gabrielle Welch (CST) def. Singh, Amrita/Tolman, Lindsey (SAGE-W) 8-1
Match Notes: Castleton 3-1 The Sage Colleges 0-4 T-2:30 A-22