Rams Defeat Hunter; Win 11th Straight Match

Jessica Sickles
Jessica Sickles

Farmingdale State - 7, Hunter College - 2

Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's tennis team defeated Hunter College, 7-2, as they recorded their 11th consecutive victory on April 8th.

The Rams (14-2) earned all three points in the doubles competition. In the first slot, junior Jessica Sickles (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) and freshman Priscilla Signore (Staten Island, N.Y.) tallied an 8-6 win over Janani Bavanandan (Staten Island, N.Y.) and Shena Joseph (Bronx, N.Y.). Junior Alex Bentz (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) and freshman Michelle Fredericks (Farmingdale, N.Y.) paired together for an 8-2 win at #2 doubles, while sophomore Denise Liguori (Massapequa, N.Y.) and freshman Tatiana Rosamilia (Malverne, N.Y) rounded out the sweep with an 8-3 win.

In singles play, Signore earned a 6-2, 6-2 win in the #1 position, Bentz recorded a 6-0, 6-1 victory playing #4 and Liguori tallied a 6-0, 6-0 win at #6.

Farmingdale State next will play host to Pratt in a non-conference match on Saturday, April 19th at 3:00 p.m.

Singles competition
1. Beck, Sara (HUNTER) def. Sickles, Jessica (FSCW) 6-4, 6-4
2. Signore, Priscilla (FSCW) def. Usherenko, Angelina (HUNTER) 6-2, 6-2
3. Bavanandan, Janani (HUNTER) def. Fredericks, Michelle (FSCW) 7-5, 6-1
4. Bentz, Alex (FSCW) def. Rojas, Abagail (HUNTER) 6-0, 6-1
5. Rosamilia, Tatiana (FSCW) def. Gavrylenko, Tetyana (HUNTER) 6-0, 6-1
6. Liguori, Denise (FSCW) def. Annicaro, Amanda (HUNTER) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Sickles, Jessica/Signore, Priscilla (FSCW) def. Bavanandan, Janani/Joseph, Shena (HUNTER) 8-6
2. Bentz, Alex/Fredericks, Michelle (FSCW) def. Usherenko, Angelina/Beck, Sara (HUNTER) 8-2
3. Liguori, Denise/Rosamilia, Tatiana (FSCW) def. Rojas, Abagail/Gavrylenko, Tetyana (HUNTER) 8-3