Rams Clinch First Place in Skyline

Jessica Sickles
Jessica Sickles

Farmingdale State - 8, Purchase College - 1

Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's tennis team clinched first place for the upcoming Skyline Conference Playoffs with an 8-1 victory over Purchase College on Saturday afternoon. The Rams now stand at 10-2 overall, 5-0 in the conference, while the Panthers dropped to 6-2, 3-1.

Farmingdale State first swept the doubles matches with wins of 8-0, 8-3 and 8-4 to take a 3-0 lead. In singles action, the Rams fell in only one match to secure the first-ever #1 seed for the women's tennis program.

Final Results...

Singles competition
1. Sickles, Jessica (FSCW) def. Ferraro, Juliette (PUR-WTN) 6-0, 6-1
2. Signore, Priscilla (FSCW) def. Coleman, Katherine (PUR-WTN) 6-0, 6-3
3. Fredericks, Michelle (FSCW) def. Rippey, Jasmine (PUR-WTN) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5)
4. Bentz, Alex (FSCW) def. Yavel, Emma (PUR-WTN) 6-4, 6-1
5. Rosamilia, Tatiana (FSCW) def. Fulton, Erika (PUR-WTN) 6-1, 6-0
6. Murray, Lilly (PUR-WTN) def. Liguori, Denise (FSCW) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (10-8)
Doubles competition
1. Sickles, Jessica/Signore, Priscilla (FSCW) def. Rippey, Jasmine/Ferraro, Juliette (PUR-WTN) 8-0
2. Fredericks, Michelle/Bentz, Alex (FSCW) def. Coleman, Katherine/Fulton, Erika (PUR-WTN) 8-3
3. Liguori, Denise/Rosamilia, Tatiana (FSCW) def. Yavel, Emma/Murray, Lilly (PUR-WTN) 8-4

Last season, FSC won their first-ever playoff match to advance to the Finals. The Rams now have a chance to win a first-ever Skyline Conference Championship on their home court, as they host the Semifinals on Wednesday, Oct. 23rd. With a win they would host the Championship match on Saturday, October 26th.