Rams Fall for First Time this Season

Rams Fall for First Time this Season

Sage - 5, Farmingdale State - 4


Troy, N.Y. - The Sage Colleges women’s tennis team hosted the Rams on Saturday afternoon in Prospect Park in a key Skyline Conference match. Sage would come away with the 5-4 win to improve to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the Skyline Conference, while the loss was the first of the year for the Rams, falling to 3-1 and 1-1 in the Skyline.

Leading the way for the Gators was senior Christina Gray (Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa) as she posted the 6-3, 6-1 win over senior Oshea Davis (Hempstead, N.Y./Freeport). The victory marks the 15th straight singles win for Gray, which dates back to September of 2008.

Sophomore Briana Bixler (Highland, N.Y./Highland) tallied the winning and decisive fifth point for the Gators with her 6-0, 6-4 win over freshman Laura Earlie (Moriches, N.Y./William Floyd). Bixler is also undefeated in singles play this fall as she is now 5-0 after Saturday’s key win.

Farmingdale’s Davis and senior Kate McEntee (Greenwich, Conn./Pomfret) would score the first win over Sage’s top doubles pair of Gray and sophomore Erica Fitzgerald (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury), winning 8-6. Fitzgerald also added a win at second singles for the Gators.

Freshman Megan Holmes (West Camp, N.Y./Saugerties) added the team’s last win in singles’ play as she won 6-3, 6-4 over freshman Vanessa Josma (Massapequa, N.Y./Amitville Memorial).

Farmingdale State now hosts Nassau Community College on Tuesday, September 22 at 4:00 p.m.

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Farmingdale State vs Sage College 9/19/09 at Prospect Park (Troy, NY)

Sage College 5, Farmingdale State 4

Singles competition
1. Christina Gray (SAGE) def. Davis, Oshea (FSC) 6-3, 6-1
2. Erica Fitzgerald (SAGE) def. McEntee, Kate (FSC) 2-6, 7-5, 6-1
3. Gentile, Jessica (FSC) def. Kathryn Saulsbery (SAGE) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
4. Cane, Gina (FSC) def. Ashley Brennan (SAGE) 6-3, 6-4
5. Briana Bixler (SAGE) def. Earlie, Laura (FSC) 6-0, 6-4
6. Megan Holmes (SAGE) def. Josma, Vanessa (FSC) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Davis, Oshea/McEntee, Kate (FSC) def. Christina Gray/Erica Fitzgerald (SAGE) 8-6
2. Gentile, Jessica/Cane, Gina (FSC) def. Kathryn Saulsbery/Megan Holmes (SAGE) 8-4
3. Ashley Brennan/Briana Bixler (SAGE) def. Earlie, Laura/Josma, Vanessa (FSC) 8-6