Women's tennis beats Purchase for 4th straight win and a shot at Skyline Tournament

Women's tennis beats Purchase for 4th straight win and a shot at Skyline Tournament
Purchase, NY--- The Sage Colleges' women's tennis team travelled to play Purchase College on Sunday afternoon in the Gators' Skyline Conference finale. Sage posted a 6-3 win over the Panthers to improve to 7-5 overall and 4-3 in the league. The loss puts Purchase at 4-8 overall and 2-4 in the league. The Gators have now won four straight matches and are looking to secure a Skyline Conference tournament appearance with their efforts this fall.

The Gators took a 2-1 lead after doubles play into the singles action as graduate performer Melissa Estremera (Millbrook, NY/Millbrook) teamed with junior Shanessa Mendoza (North Plainfield, NJ/North Plainfield) for the 8-3 win over Catherine Pasquale and Caroline Haldeman. The Sage duo is now 6-4 on the year with one another.

At third doubles, sophomore Emily Schultz (Wynantskill, NY/Averill Park) and her partner, junior Shanice Mendoza (North Plainfield, NJ/North Plainfield) defeated Purchase's tandem of Abigail Cuddy and Cailey McKenna, 8-6.

Sage collected wins at No. 1, No. 2, No. 4 and No. 6 singles. Leading the way at No. 1 singles was rookie Sammantha Montague (Glenville, NY/Glenville-Scotia) as she beat her opponent, Emma Yavel, 6-2, 7-5. Estremera posted a 6-4, 6-4 victory at No. 2 singles over Erika Fulton. At No. 4 singles rookie Abbey Clobridge (West Sand Lake, NY/Averill Park) beat Nastaja Stepec, 6-1, 6-4, while Shanice Mendoza bested Tara Persaud, 6-2, 6-3.

Sage is back in action again on October 22 for a non-conference match at Bard College, while awaiting the final seeds for the upcoming Skyline Conference tournament as other teams complete their league schedule.

Sage Women's Tennis vs Purchase College           Oct 16, 2016 at Purchase, NY       (Purchase College)

Sage Women's Tennis 6, Purchase College 3

 

 Singles competition

1. Montague, Sammantha (SAGEW) def. Yavel, Emma (PUR-WTN) 6-2, 7-5

2. Estremera, Melissa (SAGEW) def. Fulton, Erika (PUR-WTN) 6-4, 6-4

3. Haldeman, Caroline (PUR-WTN) def. Mendozza, Shanessa (SAGEW) 3-6, 6-4, 10-5

4. Clobridge, Abbey (SAGEW) def. Stepec, Nastaja (PUR-WTN) 6-1, 6-4

5. Cuddy, Abigail (PUR-WTN) def. Schultz, Emily (SAGEW) 6-3, 5-7, 10-4

6. Mendozza, Shanice (SAGEW) def. Persaud, Tara (PUR-WTN) 6-2, 6-3

 

 Doubles competition

1. Yavel, Emma/Fulton, Erika (PUR-WTN) def. Montague, Sammantha/Clobridge, Abbey (SAGEW) 8-6

2. Estremera, Melissa/Mendozza, Shanessa (SAGEW) def. Pasquale, Catherine/Haldeman, Caroline (PUR-WTN) 8-3

3. Schultz, Emily/Mendozza, Shanice (SAGEW) def. McKenna, Cailey/Cuddy, Abigail (PUR-WTN) 8-6

 

Match Notes:

Sage Women's Tennis 7-5, 4-3 SKY

Purchase College 4-8, 2-4 SKY

Order of finish: Doubles (12,3); Singles (6,4,1,5,3,2)

Purchase's Nadia Shadi won at exhibition singles, 8-4

Official: Chris Levy  T-4:00  A-52 

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