Tom Fashouer (Schenectady, NY) begins his third season as the head men’s and women’s tennis for the Gators as the 2016-2017 academic year arrives.
A graduate of Lock Haven University, Fashouer earned his bachelor of science degree in 1978 and earned a master’s degree the following year from The College of New Jersey.
As a member of the USTA, Fashouer has played in several regional championships, while also winning three regional qualifying tournaments. He has advanced to playing in the WTT national tennis tournament three times at Indian Wells, California.
He also owns and manages Albany Physical Therapy, which has been providing rehabilitation and contract Athletic Training services to Capital District High Schools and Colleges for over twenty years. He is a past president of the New York State Athletic Trainers Association. In addition, he is an active member of the New York State Education Department’s Professional Assistance program, assisting licensed professionals in New York State with substance abuse problems.
During his first season at Sage, Fashouer directed the 2014 women's tennis team to the Skyline Conference Tournament and producede the College's first ITA East Regional Semifinalist as Kirsten Ackerman (Guilderland, NY/Guilderland) took home third place at the 2014 ITA East Regional Championships at William Smith College in the fall.
The Sage College’s women’s tennis team wrapped the 2014 season garnering the team’s second straight appearance in the Skyline Conference Tournament. The Gators were rewarded for their highly successful campaign with three players named to the 2014 Skyline Conference All-Star Women’s Tennis Team.
Ackerman was named to the First Team and is the program’s first three-time first team pick. Sophomore Erin Duffy (Castleton, NY/Maple Hill) and senior Katie Schultz (Wynantskill, NY/Averill Park) were both named to the Second Team. The Gators wrapped 2015 with a 3-11 overall record, but will make a run to return to post-season play as the 2016 Gators will benefit from the strong recruiting class on the roster. The 2016 Gators boasts six new players with three rookies and three upperclass performers as well as five returning letterwinners.
Sage's men's tennis team has continued its improvement the last few seasons and will be ready to make a consistent push for the league post-season tournament with the arrival of the 2017 campaign.