More Local College Tennis – Union & Skidmore

Dan Nault

Union College Men’s Tennis opened up the season with a 9-0 win at home against Massachusetts College for Liberal Arts.

The Dutchmen swept three doubles matches by a combined score of 24-0 and yielded just four games in singles play. Union will host SUNY Oneonta on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. in its next contest

Dan Nault (Union) def. Taylor Krowitz (MCLA), 6-0, 6-0
Grant Zaccareo (Union) def. Amory Galili (MCLA), 6-0, 6-0
Kellen Henderson (Union) def. John Hollows (MCLA), 6-1, 6-1
Andrew Schwartz (Union) def. Mitchell Mabardy (MCLA), 6-1, 6-0
Ted Huss (Union) def. Ray Yalle (MCLA), 6-0, 6-1
Josh Fields (Union) def. Richard Larocque (MCLA) 6-0, 6-0

Dan Nault and Grant Zaccareao (Union) def. Taylor Krowitz and John Hollows (MCLA), 8-0
Kellen Henderson and Andrew Schwartz (Union) def. Amory Galili and Maitchell Mabardy (MCLA), 8-0
Josh Fields and Ted Huss (Union) def. Ray Yalle and RIchard Larocque (MCLA), 8-0

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Union Women’s Tennis also started the season with a 9-0 win.  The Lady Dutchmen traveled to Utica to play Utica College.

UTICA, N.Y. – The Union College women’s tennis team earned a 9-0 sweep at Utica College in its season opening match this afternoon.

The Dutchwomen did not yield a single game in four of the six singles matches and swept all three doubles matches by a combined score of 24-3.

Brittany Gilbert, Andrea Coopersmith, Elise Malkin, Dee Dee Gaudian, Elizabeth Lehmann and Lauren Main earned singles wins. In doubles, Gilbert and Gaudian paired for an 8-1 win, while Malkin and Coopersmith earned an 8-2 win, and Lehmann and Main won 8-0.

Union will host Skidmore next Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 4:30 p.m. at the Union College Tennis Courts.

Singles Competition
1. Brittany Gilbert (UNION) def. Jennifer Persio (UTICA) 6-4, 6-2
2. Andrea Coopersmith (UNION) def. Christine Andre (UTICA) 6-4, 6-0
3. Elise Malkin (UNION) def. Taylor Banovic (UTICA) 8-0
4. Dee Dee Gaudian (UNION) def. Cailee McWilliams (UTICA) 8-0
5. Elizabeth Lehmann (UNION) def. Heather Brisson (UTICA) 6-0, 6-0
6. Lauren Main (UNION) def. Elise Pepe (UTICA) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles Competition
1. Brittany Gilbert/Dee Dee Gaudian (UNION) def. Jennifer Persio/Christine Andre (UTICA) 8-1
2. Elise Malkin/Andrea Coopersmith (UNION) def. Taylor Banovic/Cailee McWilliams (UTICA) 8-2
3. Elizabeth Lehmann/Lauren Main (UNION) def. Heather Brisson/Nives Vujanic (UTICA) 8-0

Match Notes:
Union College 1-0
Utica College 0-3
T-2:15  A-35

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SCHENECTADY, NY – The Union College women’s tennis team opened Liberty League play with Skidmore, falling 9-0 in a dual match against the Thoroughbreds at the Union College Tennis Courts.

The Dutchwomen fell to 1-1 on the season while Skidmore improved to 1-0.

It was the first dual match of the season for the Thoroughbreds, while the Dutchwomen fall to 1-1.

Junior Nataly Mendoza won 6-0, 6-0 at number one singles and teamed up with Lee Ford for an 8-0 win at number one doubles.  Ford also won at number two singles, 6-0, 6-2.  At number two doubles, the pair of Molly Nolan and Robyn Baird won 8-0 and at number three doubles, Zoe Valella and Yumi Karlshoej picked up an 8-4 win.

Baird won 6-3, 6-0 at number three singles, while Nolan earned a 6-0, 6-2 victory at number four singles.  Valella was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at number five singles and Karlshoej won 6-1, 6-0 at number six singles.

Skidmore is at William Smith for the ITA Regionals this weekend.

Union will host SUNY Plattsburgh on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in its next dual match.

1. Nataly Mendoza (Skidmore) def. Brittany Gilbert (Union), 6-0, 6-0
2. Lee Ford (Skidmore) def. Andria Coopersmith (Union), 6-0, 6-2
3. Robyn Baird (Skidmore) def. Elise Malkin (Union), 6-3, 6-0
4. Molly Nolan (Skidmore) def. Dee Dee Gaudian (Union) 6-0, 6-2
5. Zoe Valella (Skidmore) def. Elizabeth Lehmann (Union) 6-0, 6-0
6. Yumi Karlshoej (Skidmore) def. Lauren Main (Union) 6-1, 6-0

1.) Nataly Mendoza and Lee Ford (Skidmore) def. Brittany Gilbert and Dee Dee Gaudian (Union), 8-0
2.) Molly Nolan and Robyn Baird (Skidmore) def. Elise Malkin and Andria Coopersmith (Union), 8-0
3.) Zoe Valella and Yumi Karlshoej (Skidmore) def Lauren Main and Elizabeth Lehmann (Union), 8-5

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Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – The Liberty League announced on Monday that men’s tennis sophomore Jimmy Sherpa was named Co-Performer of the Week after a strong showing at the Stony Brook Invitational.
Competing against Division I schools, Sherpa (West Vancouver, B.C.) reached the finals of both the Flight A Singles and Flight A Doubles after defeating the top seed in each bracket.
The Thoroughbreds return to action on September 17 at the Middlebury Invite.

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