TROY, NY--- The Sage Colleges' women's tennis team opened the 2016 season on Thursday afternoon hosting the Hawks of Hartwick College in the opener for both teams. Hartwick won the non-conference match 8-1.
Making her debut in the line-up at No. 1 singles, rookie Sammantha Montague (Glenville, NY/Scotia-Glenville) was victorious for the Gators as she posted a 6-1, 6-0 win over Hartwick's sophomore Rose Natoli (Endwell, NY/Maine-Endwell). Natoli teamed at No. 1 doubles with junior Heidi Rice (Canandaigua, NY/Marcus Whitman) to post a narrow 8-5 win over Montague and her partner, rookie Abbey Clobridge (West Sand Lake, NY/Averill Park).
Sage returns to action on September 7 hosting SUNY-Delhi in a 4 p.m. non-conference match in Prospect Park in Troy.
Tennis Match Results Hartwick vs Sage Women's Tennis
Sep 01, 2016 at Prospect Park (Troy, NY)
Hartwick 8, Sage Women's Tennis 1
1. Montague, Sammantha (SAGEW) def. Rose Natoli (HARTWICK) 6-1, 6-0
2. Heidi Rice (HARTWICK) def. Estremera, Melissa (SAGEW) 6-2, 6-2
3. Kelly Napolitano (HARTWICK) def. Mendoza, Shanessa (SAGEW) 6-0, 6-1
4. Kelli Ryan (HARTWICK) def. Clobridge, Abbey (SAGEW) 6-2, 6-1
5. Caitlin O'Brien (HARTWICK) def. Schultz, Emily (SAGEW) 6-4, 6-1
6. Caitlin Hawley (HARTWICK) def. Mendoza, Shanice (SAGEW) 6-4, 6-4
1. Heidi Rice/Rose Natoli (HARTWICK) def. Montague, Sammantha/Clobridge, Abbey (SAGEW) 8-5
2. Kelli Ryan/Kelly Napolitano (HARTWICK) def. Estremera, Melissa/Mendoza, Shanessa (SAGEW) 8-0
3. Caitlin O'Brien/Sam Dow (HARTWICK) def. Schultz, Emily/Tolman, Lindsey (SAGEW) 8-2
Match Notes: Hartwick 1-0 Sage Women's Tennis 0-1