Sage women's tennis team becomes first team to record win in Empire 8 play as they beat Alfred, 7-2

Sage women's tennis team becomes first team to record win in Empire 8 play as they beat Alfred, 7-2

Alfred, NY- The Sage Colleges' women's tennis team travelled to upstate New York and took on Alfred University on Sunday afternoon. The Gators collected a 7-2 win over Alfred, marking the very first Sage win in any sport as a member of the Empire 8 Conference. Sage improves to 3-1 overall and is now 1-1 in the league.

The Gators took second and third doubles behind the play of sophomore Abbey Clobridge (West Sand Lake, NY/Averill Park) and senior Shanessa Mendoza (North Plainfield, NJ/North Plainfield) No. 2 doubles and seniors Lindsey Tolman (Little Falls, NY/Little Falls) and Shanice Mendoza (North Plainfield, NJ/North Plainfield) at third doubles.   

Sage collected a win at No. 1 singles from sophomore Sammantha Montague (Glenville, NY/Scotia-Glenville) as she had a convincing 6-1, 6-4 win.  Clobridge added a win at second singles while Shanessa Mendoza added a victory for Sage at third singles. Tolman and sophomore Rebecca Jackson (Saugerties, NY/John A. Coleman) added victories for the team at No. 4 and No. 5 singles to set the stage for the first win for the team in their new conference.

Next up for the Gators they will host Elmira College on September 16 in a 1 p.m. Empire 8 contest at Prospect Park.


Tennis Match Results

The Sage Colleges vs Alfred University          Sep 10, 2017 at Alfred, NY

(William T. Brown Tennis Courts)


The Sage Colleges 7, Alfred University 2


 Singles competition

1. Sammantha Montague (SAGE-W) def. Tori Pellegrino (AUWT1718) 6-1, 6-4

2. Abbey Clobridge (SAGE-W) def. Inda Gillett (AUWT1718) 7-6, 7-5

3. Shanessa Mendoza (SAGE-W) def. Miranda Sakala (AUWT1718) 7-5, 6-2

4. Rebecca Jackson (SAGE-W) def. Nurila Kambar (AUWT1718) 6-1, 6-2

5. Lindsey Tolman (SAGE-W) def. Beryl Torthe (AUWT1718) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

6. Amber Smith (AUWT1718) def. Samantha Dibbell (SAGE-W) 6-2, 6-1


 Doubles competition

1. Tori Pellegrino/Miranda Sakala (AUWT1718) def. Sammantha Montague/Rebecca Jackson (SAGE-W) 8-4

2. Abbey Clobridge/Shanessa Mendoza (SAGE-W) def. Nurila Kambar/Amber Smith (AUWT1718) 8-2

3. Lindsey Tolman/Shanice Mendoza (SAGE-W) def. Rachel Pera/Beryl Torthe (AUWT1718) 8-2


Match Notes:

The Sage Colleges 3-1 (1-1 E8)

Alfred University 0-4 (0-3 E8)

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,4,1,3,5,2)