Farmingdale State - 5, The Sage Colleges - 4
Albany, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's tennis team earned a 5-4 victory in a road match at Sage on Saturday afternoon. The Rams improved to 5-2 on the season with a 2-0 record in the Skyline Conference, while the Gators are 6-3 overall, 1-1 in conference play.
Farmingdale State sophomore Alex Bentz (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) defeated senior Mackenzie Riley (Albany, N.Y.) 6-4, 6-2 in second singles, while senior Laura Earlie (Moriches, N.Y.) earned a 6-3, 6-0 victory over senior Christina Kroder (Catskill, N.Y.) at #4 singles. The Rams picked up their third point in singles play as senior Vanessa Josma (Massapequa, N.Y.) notched a 6-1, 6-3 win against sophomore Lauren Bendall (Rome, N.Y.) at sixth singles.
In doubles play, Bentz and sophomore Jessica Sickles (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) teamed together for an 8-3 win in the #1 slot, while Josma and sophomore Amanda Vecchio (Shirley, N.Y.) earned an 8-3 victory at third doubles for Farmingdale State.
The Rams next will host St. Joseph's in a Skyline Conference match on Wednesday, October 3rd at 4:00 p.m.
1. Kirsten Ackerman (SAGEW) def. Sickles, Jessica (FSCW) 6-3, 6-4
2. Bentz, Alex (FSCW) def. Mackenzie Riley (SAGEW) 6-4, 6-2
3. Isabella Pericone (SAGEW) def. Liguori, Denise (FSCW) 6-2, 7-5
4. Earlie, Laura (FSCW) def. Christina Kroder (SAGEW) 6-3, 6-0
5. Mary Kate Hayward (SAGEW) def. Tomasulo, Rachel (FSCW) 6-3, 6-2
6. Josma, Vanessa (FSCW) def. Lauren Bendall (SAGEW) 6-1, 6-3
1. Sickles, Jessica/Bentz, Alex (FSCW) def. Isabella Pericone/Mackenzie Riley (SAGEW) 8-3
2. Kirsten Ackerman/Christina Kroder (SAGEW) def. Earlie, Laura/Liguori, Denise (FSCW) 8-0
3. Josma, Vanessa/Vecchio, Amanda (FSCW) def. Lauren Bendall/Mary Kate Hayward (SAGEW) 8-3