Sage Women’s Tennis


Sage netters make it three in a row with win over NYU-Poly

Briana Bixler

Staten Island, NY—The Sage Colleges women’s tennis team travelled downstate and faced Skyline Conference foes, NYU-Poly on Sunday afternoon. The match was held at the College of Staten Island and saw the Gators tally a 7-2 win, their third straight. Sage is now 4-4 overall and 2-0 in the Skyline Conference, while NYU-Poly drops to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in conference action.

Sage’s junior Isabella Pericone (Scotia, NY/Burnt Hills) suffered her first Skyline singles loss as she dropped a 6-3, 6-4 decision to Ariel Zeig. Pericone leads Sage’s singles performers with a 5-3 record.

Gator junior Danielle Sidoti (East Greenbush, NY/Columbia) added a pair of wins as she was a 6-0, 6-1 winner at second singles and teamed at No. 1 doubles with Pericone for an 8-4 win.

Senior Briana Bixler (Highland, NY/Highland) added two wins on Sunday as she defeated her opponent at third singles and teamed at No. 2 doubles with junior Teresa DiNovo (Albany, NY/Colonie) for a victory.

A busy week awaits the Gators matches at Union and Western New England, while closing the week hosting defending league champions, Mt. St. Mary College starting at 4 p.m. on October 7 and Farmingdale State on October 8 at 1 p.m.

The Sage Colleges vs NYU-Poly Women’s Tennis Oct 2, 2011 at College of Staten Island

The Sage Colleges 7, NYU-Poly Women's Tennis 2

 Singles competition 
1. Zeig, Ariel (NYUPOLYW) def. Pericone, Isabella (SAGEWOM) 6-3, 6-4
2. Sidoti, Danielle (SAGEWOM) def. Eliseev, Sophia (NYUPOLYW) 6-0, 6-1
3. Bixler, Briana (SAGEWOM) def. Sandora, Rebecca (NYUPOLYW) 6-0, 6-0
4. Hayward, Mary Kate (SAGEWOM) def. Burbrink, Kelly (NYUPOLYW) 6-1, 6-3
5. DiNovo, Teresa (SAGEWOM) def. Curbo, Stephanie (NYUPOLYW) 6-1, 6-0
6. Pardus, Sabrina (NYUPOLYW) def. Kroder, Christina (SAGEWOM) 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-5), 12-10

Doubles competition 1. Pericone, Isabella/Sidoti, Danielle (SAGEWOM) def. Sandora, Rebecca/Zeig, Ariel (NYUPOLYW) 8-4
2. DiNovo, Teresa/Bixler, Briana (SAGEWOM) def. Eliseev, Sophia/Burbrink, Kelly (NYUPOLYW) 8-4
3. Delaney, Amy/Argust, Allison (SAGEWOM) def. Curbo, Stephanie/Pardus, Sabrina (NYUPOLYW) 8-6

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Sidoti provides a spark in Gator loss

Troy, NY—The Sage Colleges hosted defending Skyline Conference champion, Mt. St. Mary College in Friday afternoon at Prospect Park. The Knights collected an 8-1 win to improve to 5-1 and 2-0 in the Skyline Conference. Sage falls to 4-6 overall with a 2-1 conference record.

Sage’s junior Danielle Sidoti (East Greenbush, NY/Columbia) was a winner at No. 2 singles as she took the first set, 6-3 and then her opponent was retired with Sidoti leading 2-1 in the second set over Jaime Lubniewski. Sidoti, this week’s Skyline Conference women’s tennis player of the week, improves to 6-3 in singles action to lead the Gators.

Tennis Match Results

Mount Saint Mary College vs The Sage Colleges

Oct 07, 2011 at Prospect Park (Troy, NY)

Mount Saint Mary College 8, The Sage Colleges 1

 Singles competition
1. Murphy-Goldberg, Gab (MSMC-W) def. Pericone, Isabella (SAGEWOM) 6-1, 6-1
2. Sidoti, Danielle (SAGEWOM) def. Lubniewski, Jaimee (MSMC-W) 6-3, 2-1, retired
3. Gregory, Jen (MSMC-W) def. Hayward, Mary Kate (SAGEWOM) 6-1, 6-0
4. Gregory, Emily (MSMC-W) def. DiNovo, Teresa (SAGEWOM) 6-1, 6-0
5. Llewellyn, Annie (MSMC-W) def. Kroder, Christina (SAGEWOM) 6-1, 6-3
6. Niad, Alissa (MSMC-W) def. Argust, Allison (SAGEWOM) 6-2, 6-2

 Doubles competition1. Murphy-Goldberg, Gab/Llewellyn, Annie (MSMC-W) def. Pericone, Isabella/Sidoti, Danielle (SAGEWOM) 8-0
2. Gregory, Emily/Gregory, Jen (MSMC-W) def. Kroder, Christina/DiNovo, Teresa (SAGEWOM) 8-0
3. Lubniewski, Jaimee/Ivan, Jackie (MSMC-W) def. Delaney, Amy/Argust, Allison (SAGEWOM) 8-2

Match Notes:

Mount Saint Mary College 5-1, 2-0 Skyline

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Gators hang tough in match against FSC

Troy, NY—The Sage Colleges hosted Skyline Conference opponent Farmingdale State College on Saturday afternoon at Prospect Park. The Rams posted a 7-2 win to improve to 7-1 and 3-0 in the Skyline Conference. Sage falls to 4-7 overall with a 2-2 conference record.

FSC led 2-1 after doubles play as the Gator tandem of sophomore Mary Kate Hayward (Queensbury, NY/Glens Falls) and freshman Amy Delaney (Little Falls, NY/Little Falls) recorded an 8-4 win over the Rams’ junior Rachel Tomasulo (Valley Stream, NY/Valley Stream South) and freshman Amanda Veccio (Shirley, NY/William Floyd).

Breaking up Farmingdale’s singles wins was junior Christina Kroder (Catskil, NY/Catskill) as she beat Veccio, 7-5, 6-4 at fifth singles. FSC’s rookie Jessica Sickles (Massapequa Park, NY/Massapequa) beat Sage’s junior Isabella Pericone (Scotia, NY/Burnt Hills) at No. 1 singles, 6-4, 6-2. She teamed at No. doubles with junior Kristina Rossano (Franklin Square, NY/Carey) for an 8-5 win over Perricon and junior Danielle Sidoti (East Greenbush, NY/Columbia).

Sage will host Purchase College on October 13 in Prospect Park in a Skyline Conference match commencing at 4 p.m. The Gators will honor their 2011 senior, Briana Bixler (Highland, NY/Highland) in conjunction with Senior Day.

Tennis Match Results

Farmingdale State vs The Sage Colleges               Oct 08, 2011 at Troy, NY (Prospect Park)

Farmingdale State 7, The Sage Colleges 2      T-2:30  A-35 

 Singles competition
1. Sickles, Jessica (FSCW) def. Pericone, Isabella (SAGEWOM) 6-4, 6-2
2. Bentz, Alex (FSCW) def. Sidoti, Danielle (SAGEWOM) 6-1, 6-1
3. Rossano, Kristina (FSCW) def. Hayward, Mary Kate (SAGEWOM) 6-0, 6-2
4. Earlie, Laura (FSCW) def. DiNovo, Teresa (SAGEWOM) 6-0, 6-4
5. Kroder, Christina (SAGEWOM) def. Vecchio, Amanda (FSCW) 7-5, 6-4
6. Lebrun, Alex (FSCW) def. Argust, Allison (SAGEWOM) 6-2, 6-2

 Doubles competition1. Sickles, Jessica/Rossano, Kristina (FSCW) def. Pericone, Isabella/Sidoti, Danielle (SAGEWOM) 8-5
2. Bentz, Alex/Earlie, Laura (FSCW) def. Kroder, Christina/DiNovo, Teresa (SAGEWOM) 8-1
3. Hayward, Mary Kate/Delaney, Amy (SAGEWOM) def. Tomasulo, Rachel/Vecchio, Amanda (FSCW) 8-4

Match Notes:   Farmingdale State 7-1, 3-0 Skyline    The Sage Colleges 4-7, 2-2 Skyline                                  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Sage’s Danielle Sidoti named Skyline Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

Troy, NY—Sage’s junior women’s tennis player,Danielle Sidoti (East Greenbush, NY/Columbia)was named the Skyline Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week on Monday for her play last week as the Gators went 2-0 and are now riding a three-match win streak.

Link to Weekly Release.

Sidoti had a very impressive week, leading her team to wins over MCLA and league foe NYU-Poly. She won 6-0, 6-3 in the first match and 6-0, 6-1 in the latter, while losing only four games in two doubles matches. She is now 5-2 in singles and 3-2 in doubles for the Gators.

“Hi, my name is Danielle Sidoti and I play tennis for Sage College. I was surprised by being named the Skyline Women’s Tennis Player of the Week. I have been playing well lately. Last week, I was 3-0 in #2 singles and 3-0 in #1 doubles. My team has been playing great also. We are 2-0 in the Skyline Conference and 4-5 overall for the year. I hope my team can play good this weekend. I will write again soon. Danielle


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