SAGE WOMEN'S TENNIS TEAM COLLECTS 3RD STRAIGHT WIN AS THEY DOWN UTICA, 6-3
Utica, NY--- The Sage Colleges' women's tennis team travelled to play Utica College on Saturday afternoon and posted a 6-3 win to collect the Gators' third straight win. Now 6-5 overall, Sage topped the Pioneers as they fall to 3-10 on the season.
Sage took a 2-1 lead after doubles as they won at No. 1 doubles with the performance of rookies Sammantha Montague (Glenville, NY/Glenville-Scotia) and Abbey Clobridge (West Sand Lake, NY/Averill Park). They topped Julianne Pieros and Monica Johnson, 8-2 improving to 4-7 with one another this fall.
At second doubles, Sage's graduate performer Melissa Estremera (Millbrook, NY/Millbrook) teamed with junior Shanessa Mendoza (North Plainfield, NJ/North Plainfield) for the 8-2 win over Sara Gribanof and Ana Fitzpatrick. The Sage pair is now 5-4 on the year with one another.
In singles action, Montague downed Pieros, 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1, while Clobridge earned a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 3 singles over Johnson. Sophomore Emily Schultz (Wynantskill, NY/Averill Park) earned a win at No. 4 singles, beating her opponent, Fitzpatrick, 6-1, 6-2. Rookie Rebecca Jackson (Saugerties, NY/John A. Coleman) posted a victory at sixth singles, beating Shannon Fillmore, 6-0, 6-1. Jackson is now 2-0 on the year for the Gators.
Sage is back in action again on October 16 for the squad's final Skyline Conference regular-season match at Purchase College with a noon start and a spot in the 2016 Skyline Conference tournament on the line.
Tennis Match Results
Sage Women's Tennis vs Utica College
Oct 15, 2016 at Utica College
(Utica College Tennis Courts)
Sage Women's Tennis 6, Utica College 3
1. Montague, Sammantha (SAGEW) def. Julianne Pieros (UTICA) 6-2, 6-0
2. Sara Gribanoff (UTICA) def. Mendoza, Shanessa (SAGEW) 6-1, 6-3
3. Clobridge, Abbey (SAGEW) def. Monica Johnson (UTICA) 6-1, 6-1
4. Schultz, Emily (SAGEW) def. Ana Fitzpatrick (UTICA) 6-1, 6-2
5. LuLu Zhang (UTICA) def. Mendoza, Shanice (SAGEW) 6-0, 6-0
6. Jackson, Rebecca (SAGEW) def. Shannon Fillmore (UTICA) 6-0, 6-1
1. Montague, Sammantha/Clobridge, Abbey (SAGEW) def. Julianne Pieros/Monica Johnson (UTICA) 8-2
2. Estremera, Melissa/Mendoza, Shanessa (SAGEW) def. Sara Gribanoff/Ana Fitzpatrick (UTICA) 8-2
3. LuLu Zhang/Gabriella Morreale (UTICA) def. Mendoza, Shanice/Schultz, Emily (SAGEW) 9-7
Sage Women's Tennis 6-5
Utica College 3-10