Latham, NY – Sage's women's tennis team hosted the Pioneers of Utica College on Sunday afternoon in the final match of the year played indoors at Tri-City Tennis Center. Sage collected the impressive 8-1 win and finishes the 2015 season with a 3-11 mark, while Utica drops to 0-12.
Sunday's action represented the final match of the careers of senior co-captains, Katie Schultz (Wynantskill, NY/Averill Park) and Melissa Estremera (Millbrook, NY/Millbrook). Katie Schultz posted a win at No. 1 singles as she topped Rose Zaloom, 6-3, 5-7, 10-6 in the tie-breaker. Estremera was a 6-1, 6-1 victor at No. 2 singles as she beat Ana Fitzpatrick.
Both Estremera and Schultz have distinguished themselves in the classroom, earning awards from the Skyline Conference and the ITA as Scholar-Athletes throughout their careers.
Katie Schultz teamed at No. 1 doubles with her sister, rookie Emily Schultz (Wynantskill, NY/Averill Park) and they collected an 8-2 win.
Emily Schultz beat Doni Look, 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles, while sophomore Lindsey Tolman (Little Falls, NY/Little Falls) was a winner at No. 5 singles over Shannon Filmore, 6-1, 6-4.
Sophomore Samantha Dibbell (Hunter, NY/Tannersville Central) racked up a strong win at No. 6 singles, beating Christa Pham, 6-0, 6-0.
In doubles, Sage swept all three flights as the tandems of Schultz and Schultz won 8-2 and then Estremera and junior Alex Faas (Rensselear, NY/Columbia) added an 8-1 win. Tollman and Dibble posted were victorious at No. 3 doubles with their 8-2 score.
Tennis Match Results Utica College vs The Sage Colleges
Oct 18, 2015 at Tri-City Tennis Center (Latham, NY)
The Sage Colleges 8, Utica College 1
1. Schultz, Katie (SAGE-W) def. Rose Zaloom (UTICA) 6-3, 5-7, 10-6
2. Estremera, Melissa (SAGE-W) def. Ana Fitzpatrick (UTICA) 6-1, 6-1
3. Schultz, Emily (SAGE-W) def. Doni Look (UTICA) 6-0, 6-1
4. LuLu Zhang (UTICA) def. Faas, Alex (SAGE-W) 6-4, 6-0
5. Tolman, Lindsey (SAGE-W) def. Shannon Filmore (UTICA) 6-1, 6-4
6. Dibbell, Samantha (SAGE-W) def. Christa Pham (UTICA) 6-0, 6-0
1. Schultz, Katie/Schultz, Emily (SAGE-W) def. Rose Zaloom/LuLu Zhang (UTICA) 8-2
2. Estremera, Melissa/Faas, Alex (SAGE-W) def. Ana Fitzpatrick/Shannon Filmore (UTICA) 8-1
3. Dibbell, Samantha/Tolman, Lindsey (SAGE-W) def. Christa Pham/Saji Da (UTICA) 8-2
Utica College 0-12
The Sage Colleges 3-11
T-4 hours A-27