Sage spoils opener for Bay Path University 9-0

Sage spoils opener for Bay Path University 9-0



Troy, NY – The Sage College's women's tennis team hosted the Wildcats of Bay Path University at Prospect Park on Saturday afternoon. The host Gators posted a 9-0 win to give the newest Sage head coach, Tom Fashouer (Schenectady, NY) his first career win. Sage improves to 1-0 on the young season, while Bay Path falls to 0-1.

 Sage's senior co-captains Kirsten Ackerman (Guilderland, NY/Guilderland) and Lauren Bendall (Rome, NY/Rome Free Academy) led the team as they made their debut as captains. Ackerman a two-time Skyline Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Year and posted a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles over senior Stephanie Morin (Springfield, MA/Sabis International Charter). Bendall added a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 4 singles, besting senior Abigail Janneke (Waterbury, CT/Naugatuck). The pair combined for an 8-0 win at No. 1 singles, besting Janneke and Morin.

 Ackerman boasts a 31-3 career record at Sage in singles, while also owning an impressive 26-7 record in doubles in her time as a Gator.

 Adding to the team's success was sophomore Erin Duffy (Castleton, NY/Maple Hill), who earned Skyline Conference Second Team honors last season as a newcomer. She made her first appearance in the lineup at the No. 2 singles position and delivered a 6-0, 6-0 win over Bay Path's junior Brittany Walsh (North Smithtown, RI/North Smithfield).

 Sage returns to action on September 4 hosting Hartwick College in a match at nearby Prospect Park (Troy, NY) with a4:30 p.m. start.

 Tennis Match Results Bay Path University vs The Sage Colleges Aug 30, 2014 at Prospect Park (Troy, NY)


The Sage Colleges 9, Bay Path University 0

Singles competition

1. Ackerman, Kirsten (SAGEWOM) def. Stephanie Morin (BAYPATH) 6-1, 6-1

2. Duffy, Erin (SAGEWOM) def. Brittany Walsh (BAYPATH) 6-0, 6-0

3. Schultz, Katie (SAGEWOM) def. Taylor Wood (BAYPATH) 6-0, 6-0

4. Bendall, Lauren (SAGEWOM) def. Abigail Janneke (BAYPATH) 6-1, 6-2

5. Faas, Alex (SAGEWOM) def. Edna Aboagye (BAYPATH) 6-4, 6-1

6. Tolman, Lindsey (SAGEWOM) def. Katie Leibowitz (BAYPATH) 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)

Doubles competition

1. Ackerman, Kirsten/Bendall, Lauren (SAGEWOM) def. Abigail Janneke/Stephanie Morin (BAYPATH) 8-0

2. Duffy, Erin/Schultz, Katie (SAGEWOM) def. Brittany Walsh/Taylor Wood (BAYPATH) 8-3

3. Faas, Alex/Tolman, Lindsey (SAGEWOM) def. Katie Leibowitz/Kimberly Drahushuk (BAYPATH) 8-3


Match Notes:

Bay Path University 0-1

The Sage Colleges 1-0


Story courtesy of Sage College Sports Information- Ann King