2012 Mid September Local College Tennis Round up – Part 1


Sage College started the season strong with five straight wins before losing two matches – first to Bard, then to Plattsburgh State.  The season started off with a pair of 6-3 wins against Johnson State and Bay Path.  The first away match was an 8-1 win over Yeshiva at the Binghamton Racquet Club in Edgewater, NJ.  That match was also their league opener and so far their only league match.  Player highlights include #1 Kirsten Ackerman  (Guilderland) is 6-0 in singles and 5-2 in doubles so far this season.  Isabella Pericone of Burnt Hills is unbeaten at #3 singles with a perfect 7-0 record.  In doubles, she teamed with Mackenzie Riley – Albany High School – for a 5-2 record.  Pericone and Riley are the #1 doubles team.  Mackenzie also has a perfect 7-0 record at #2 singles.  The next home match for Sage Women is 1:00 on September 29th when they host Farmingdale at the Prospect Park tennis courts.

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RPI Mens tennis played the Flower City Tournament earlier this month.  We wrote about that tournament previously.    RPI plays Union College on Sunday at 1:00 pm at the Sharp Courts.  RPI Women have a 9-0 win over Hartwick and a 8-1 win over Plattsburgh.  Jessica Buckley  – Notre Dame of Utica –  teamed with Katrina Bohnhorst  for an 8-1 doubles win in the Hartwick match.  Emily Laurilliard played #4 singles against Hartwick and won 6-1, 6-0.  In doubles she teamed with Casey Olsen for an 8-2 win.  Against Plattsburgh they won 8-5 while Emily won her singles match 6-0, 6-0.

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On Monday, the Liberty League recognized six Skidmore College student-athletes for their performances during the past week.

Men’s tennis swept the weekly awards as Alec Hoblitzell earned Performer of the Week and Kit Green-Sanderson was named Rookie of the Week.  Hoblitzell won the B singles flight at the Middlebury Invitational, defeating Musyoka Mbithi of Trinity in the final 7-6(2), 6-2.  Green-Sanderson won the D singles flight and also reached the finals of the B doubles flight with teammate Nick Tong.  The Thoroughbreds return to action on Saturday at Trinity (CT)al.

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Middlebury, Vt. – The Skidmore College men’s tennis team opened its fall season with a strong showing at the Middlebury Invitational.

Sophomore Alec Hoblitzell and freshman Kit Green-Sanderson won their respective flights, while other Thoroughbreds put together strong performances in singles and doubles action.

Hoblitzell won the B singles flight, defeating Musyoka Mbithi of Trinity 7-6 (2), 6-2 in the finals.  He didn’t drop a set in the flight as he defeated Peter Yanofsky of Bates, Ford Traff of Trinity and Andrew Lutz of Tufts on his way to the victory.

Green-Sanderson won D singles flight, defeating Matthew Zuckerman of Brandeis, Dave Myers of Trinity and Christian Phelps of Vassar before earning a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Trinity’s Cam Smith in the final.

In the doubles B flight, Nick Tong and Green-Sanderson reached the final before falling to Henry Lee and Pierre Planche 8-4.

Kim Named Rookie of the Week in Men’s Tennis
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Anthony Kim
Kevin Beattie, Associate Athletic Director for Communications & Compliance
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9/10/2012 3:04:00 PM
Liberty League Website / Get RPI Athletics Text Message UpdatesTROY, N.Y. – The Liberty League has announced its weekly award winners for the period ending September 9 and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete Anthony Kim has been selected as the Men’s Tennis Rookie of the Week.

A native of San Diego, Calif., Kim saw his first collegiate action over the weekend and posted a 3-0 singles record and a 2-1 doubles mark in the season-opening Flower City Tournament in Rochester. He played third singles and second doubles in each match, helping RPI to a 2-1 record.

Kim opened with a 6-3, 6-3 singles win and an 8-6 doubles loss to St. Lawrence University before winning his last four matches, including a 6-2, 6-2 victory in singles and an 8-2 triumph in doubles against Nazareth College. He was also 2-0 against Ithaca College as the Engineers finished in fifth place as a team.

A graduate of Torrey Pines High School, Kim played singles and doubles for four years in high school. He captained the team as a senior when his doubles team finished fourth in the Palomar League. Individually, he was ranked in Southern California as a 16-year old and as an 18-year old.

A computer science major at Rensselaer, he was a National Honor Society inductee, selected to the Principal’s Honor Court, an AP Scholar with Merit and a Boy Scout of America Life Scout while in high school.

The Engineers are idle until September 23 when they host Union College at Sharp Courts beginning at 1pm.

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