Rams Claim Second Straight Women's Tennis Championship

Rams Claim Second Straight Women's Tennis Championship

Farmingdale State - 5, St. Joseph's (L.I.) - 0

Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's tennis team claimed their second consecutive Skyline Championship today with a 5-0 victory over #2 seed St. Joe's (9-4). The Rams (13-1) now receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Tournament in the spring. Farmingdale State went undefeated in conference play this season, winning every set (64-0) in their eight Skyline matches.

Farmingdale State swept the doubles matches today to hold a 3-0 advantage going into singles play. Senior Jessica Sickles (Massapequa Park, N.Y.), the Skyline Tournament MVP, teamed up with senior Alex Bentz (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) to post an 8-4 win at #1 doubles. At second doubles, sophomore Priscilla Signore (Staten Island, N.Y.) and sophomore Tatiana Rosamilia (Malverne, N.Y.) won 8-3, while at third doubles sophomore Michelle Fredericks (Farmingdale, N.Y.) and junior Denise Liguori (Massapequa, N.Y.) took an 8-1 victory.

In singles play, just two wins were needed to claim the Title. In the #1 spot, Sickles won 6-0, 6-1 over St. Joe's freshman Shannon Merker (Flanders, N.Y.). The final point was won by Bentz in the #3 spot with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over sophomore Rita Wehrli (Medford, N.Y.).

Today's match also marked senior day for Bentz, Sickles and senior Amanda Vecchio (Shirley, N.Y.), who played in their final home match of the fall season.