Albany, NY—The Sage Colleges' women's tennis team hosted the Highlanders of Houghton College in the team's first Empire 8 conference match of the fall. Houghton earned the 8-1 win to give Sage their first loss of the season. Houghton improves to 1-1 overall and is also 1-1 in the Empire 8, while Sage falls to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in the Empire 8.
The lone winners on the day were the pair of Sage's juniors Julia Geisel (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa) and Rebecca Jackson (Saugerties, NY/John A. Coleman) as they beat Catie Moore and Amanda Carl, 8-6.
Sage's junior Sadie Dunne (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa) had a tight match at No. 3 singles but fell in the tie breaker after winning the first set 6-4. She dropped the set 6-1 and the tie breaker, 10-8.
Sage is back in action on September 15 travelling to Elmira College for a 1 p.m. Empire 8 match.
Houghton College vs The Sage Colleges 09/08/18 at Albany, NY Albany Academy)
Houghton College 8, The Sage Colleges 1
1. Tori Noller (HCWT18) def. Abbey Clobridge (SAGEW) 6-2, 6-4
2. Kaylee Jentsch (HCWT18) def. Rebecca Jackson (SAGEW) 6-0, 6-2
3. Amanda Carl (HCWT18) def. Sadie Dunne (SAGEW) 4-6, 6-1, (10-8)
4. Catie Moore (HCWT18) def. Alison Trudo (SAGEW) 6-1, 6-2
5. Erin Haley (HCWT18) def. Molly Cochrane (SAGEW) 6-2, 6-0
6. Tessa Brown (HCWT18) def. Regina Marchese (SAGEW) 6-2, 6-1
Houghton College 1-1, 1-1 E8
The Sage Colleges 2-1, 0-1 E 8