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Sage falls in home opener to Castleton

Sage falls in home opener to Castleton

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

 Singles competition

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


 Doubles competition

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 

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