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Local College Tennis Rankings


Skidmore Women Ranked

The Skidmore College women’s tennis team is ranked 16th in the most recent Campbell’s ITA Division III national rankings.

The Thoroughbreds are also ranked sixth in the Northeast regional rankings.  Individually, senior Nataly Mendoza is ranked 12th individually in the northeast, while junior Lee Ford is ranked 23rd.  As a team, Ford and Mendoza ranked 13th in the region in doubles.


Skidmore Men Ranked

The two-time defending Liberty League champions closed out their fall season taking three New York state titles and will open the spring at the ITA National Indoor Championships in Greencastle, Indiana.
In the most recent Campbell’s ITA Division III men’s tennis rankings, Skidmore College is ranked 22nd, while junior Oliver Loutsenko is the seventh rated singles player in the country.

In the Northeast region, the Thoroughbreds are ranked sixth, while Loutsenko is third in singles and Alec Hoblitzell in 25th.  In doubles, the team of Loutsenko and Danny Knight is ranked 14th in the region.

Earlier this season, Loutsenko became the first singles player in programhistory to earn All-American honors after winning the ITA Northeast Regional bracket.

Skidmore opens its spring season on Feb. 23 when they host Liberty League rival Vassar.

RPI Women Ranked

TROY, N.Y. – The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women’s tennis team is ranked 17th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III Northeast region.

“I am very proud of our team and how hard they have been working,” said fourth year head coach Erica Hollot. “We are in great company on the ranking, and it is really nice to see that our program is receiving this kind of recognition. I am excited for the direction our program is headed, and what is to come in the future.”

The Engineers posted a 4-1 record in the fall semester, having defeated Hartwick College, SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY New Paltz, which is 18th in the listing, and Union College. RPI’s lone dual match loss came to Skidmore College, which is ranked sixth in the region.

Rensselaer features three freshmen, four sophomores and three juniors. It returns to the court in the spring semester when it plays the bulk of its total schedule.

October 2012 Local College Tennis Schedule


We have lots of  great college tennis being played in the area in October.  Here is the upcoming schedule (first team listed is the home teaam).

October 2

Hudson Valley CC vs. SUNY Adirondack(Women)   (4:00)

Union College (Men) vs. Bard College (4:00)

October 4

Sage (Women) vs. Bard College (4:30)

Union College vs. Hamilton (4:00)

October 5

SUNY Adirondack(Women) vs. Hudson Valley CC  (4:00)

October 6

Sage (Women) vs. NYU – POLY (1:00)

RPI (Women) vs. Skidmore  (1:00)

October 7

Union College (Women) vs. RPI  (4:00)

October 8

St. Rose (Women) vs. Southern New Hampshire (Noon)

October 14

St. Rose (Women) vs. Franklin Pierce (1:00)

October 20

Sage  (Women) vs. St. Joseph’s College (1:00)

 

NOTES:

Hudson Valley Community College plays at HVCC in Troy

RPI plays at RPI in Troy

Sage plays at Prospect Park (65 Prospect Park Lane) in Troy

Siena plays at the Siena College Courts in Loudonvile

SUNY Adirondack plays at ACC in Queensbury

Union College plays at Union College in Schenectady

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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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.

September 2012 Local College Tennis Schedule


We have lots of  great college tennis being played in the area in September.  Here is the upcoming schedule.

September 5

Sage (Women) vs. Hartwick (4:30)

September 8

Hudson Valley CC (Women) vs. Herkimer (Noon)

Siena (Men) vs. Siena Alumni (2:00)

Siena (Women) – Siena fall Classic @ Central Park –(All Day)

September 9

Siena (Women) – Siena Fall Classic @ Siena (All Day)

September 12

Sage (Women) vs. Bard College (4:30)

September 13

RPI (Women) vs. Hartwick College (4:00)

September 15

Sage (Women) vs. Plattsburgh State (2:00)

Siena (Men) vs. Wagner (Noon)

September 16

RPI (Women) vs. SUNY Plattsburgh (11:00)

Union College (Women) vs. SUNY Cortland (1:00)

September 18

SUNY Adirondack (Women) vs. Hudson Valley CC (4:00)

September 22

Hudson Valley CC (Women) vs. Mohawk Valley (Noon)

September 23

RPI(Men) vs. Union College (1:00)

September 26

SUNY Adirondack (Women) vs. Herkimer (4:00)

Union College (Men) vs. Oneonta State (4:00)

September 29

Sage (Women) vs. Farmingdale State College (1:00)

Siena (Men) vs. Rider (11:00)

SUNY Adirondack (Women) vs. SUNY Delhi (1:00)

NOTES:

Hudson Valley Community College plays at HVCC in Troy

RPI plays at RPI in Troy

Sage plays at Prospect Park (65 Prospect Park Lane) in Troy

Siena plays at the Siena College Courts in Loudonvile

Skidmore plays at Skidmore College Courts in Saratoga

SUNY Adirondacl plays at ACC in Queensbury

Union College plays at Union College in Schenectady

St. Rose 2012 schedule is not online yet

University at Albany schedule is not online yet

Sage has played 2 matches and won them both by identical 6-3 scores, they beat Johnson State and Bay Path

Local Teams, Local Players – 2012


As the Fall College Tennis season gets underway, we look at the Local College teams with Northern Regional players on them.  Here is the run down according to the school tennis web sites.  Some colleges have not had tryouts yet and so made the team for the season has not been determined.  Some colleges start their seasons as early as this weekend.  We will keep you updated.

 JUNIOR COLLEGES

SUNY ADIRONDACKSamantha BornitzeSaratoga SpringsNina MarshallSouth Glens FallsKasey Carota – South Glens Falls, Bridgette Schenk – Johnsburg, Rhiannon Johnson – South Glens Falls

RPI WOMEN: Jessica Buckley – Whitesboro, Emily Laurilliard – Niskayuna

SAGE WOMENKirsten Ackerman GuilderlandLauren Bendall – Rome Free Academy, Dana Fowler – Troy, Mary Kate HaywardGlens FallsChristina Kroder – Catskill, Isabella Pericone – Scotia, Mackenzie Riley – Albany, Danielle Sidoti – Columbia 

ST. ROSE WOMENCaitlin Beebe – Maple Hill, Stephanie Wilhelm – Catskill

SIENA WOMEN: Jessica Macaluso – Shenedehowa

SIENA MEN: Micael Amico – Bethlehem, Peter Collins – Bethlehem,  Joe Holm – Scotia, Vikaran Kidaba – Shenedehowa, Ryan Schmitz – Scotia

UNION COLLEGE MENJosh Fields – SchenectadyXing Lin – Guilderland

UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY WOMEN: Cathryn Crummey – Shaker, Francine White – Thomas Proctor – Utica

RPI Men’s Update


 

RPI‘s Mens team sits at 6-6 for the year.  The Spring Liberty League season started with a 9-0 loss to Vassar College.  Vassar is ranked 29th in Division 3 so it was not a bad loss.  #2 Brandon Mazzara was the only player to win a set.  The loss puts RPI at 1-1 in league play, having previously beaten Union College 8-1.  Their first match up of the Spring season was against he Mules of Colby College.  Colby is in Waterville, Maine.  The Mules are currently 6-2 on the year.  Both Colby and RPI traveled to Orlando, Florida for the Spring Break.  RPI played 5 matches in 5 days.  The Spring Break trips are always a highlight of the college tennis season.  The resorts line up numerous college tennis teams at the same location.  It started with a 5-4 win over the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse Eagles.  RPI took two of the tree doubles and split the singles.  Brandon Mazzara, Will Dickie and Andre Vorbrodt won for the Engineers.   That was followed by a 9-0 win over the Goucher College (Baltimore, Md.) Gophers.  Goucher is winless for the season.  Contrast that to the 12-1 record that Wesleyan University has.  The Wesleyan Cardinals (Middletown, Ct) beat RPI 7-2.  RPI’s only wins were recorded by Will Dickie who teamed with Andre Vorbradt to win the third doubles 8-6 and  took the third singles match 4-6, 6-1, 10-4.  Wesleyan’s 12 wins is just one shy of the school record with 1/2 the season remaining.  A record that is sure to be broken this year.  The next day RPI played Steven’s Institute of Technology (from Hoboken, NJ).  Steven’s – the Ducks – came away with a 6-3 victory.  Jarrett Reigier – #1 singles – was the lone win for RPI in singles.  RPI took 2 out of the 3 doubles matches.  Reigler and Mazzara are 10-5 in doubles.  RPI finished of the week with a 9-0 loss to the Hamilton College Continentals.  RPI returns to action on the 31st with a home match against the Mount Saint Mary’s Knights.  The match will mark the return of Nate Ahlberg (Catskill HS) to the area.  It will also be a reunion for RPI Head Men’s Tennis Coach Jonathan Satkowski and his brother Justin who is the Men’s Head Tennis Coach at Mount Saint Mary’s.

RPI Women have a Successful Start to the Season


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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

RPI Women’s Tennis is now 7-1 including an impressive 4-0 record over spring break.  They beat the Stockton Ospreys ; Mississippi College Choctaws;  Heibelberg University Student Princess; and Westminster College Blue Jays.  All of these matches were 9-0 sweeps by RPI except for an 8-1 win over Missippi State.  RPI’s only loss was a tight  match against Division 1 SUNY New Platz.  Casey Olsen

is the #1 Singles player with a record of 9-1.  Her only loss came in the fall tournament season.  She has not lost a match in a head to head match up with another team.   She played one match at #3 singles which she won, then she went 7-0 at #1 singles.  Meghan Olson is right behind her at 8-2, also 1-1 intournament play, 6-1 at #3 singles and 1-0 at #4.  Amanda Alexander who played #4 and Brianna Dickie who played #5 and #6 are both 7-1 (6-0 in dual matches, 1-1 in tournaments).  In doubles, Lexi Rindone & Christine Ciamarra are 10-2 (2-2 in tournaments and 8-0 at #2 doubles).  The team’s record is 50-17 (41-7 in dual matches) in singles and 26-8 (22-2 in dual matches) in doubles.

 

WOMEN’S TENNIS WINS SPRING OPENER, 9-0


Engineers sweep Stockton to open spring trip in Hilton Head

 

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women’s tennis team kicked off its 2012 campaign in fine fashion on Monday, defeating Stockton College, 9-0 in the opener of its spring trip in Hilton Head, S.C.  The Engineers move to 4-1 overall, while the Ospreys slip to 6-6 on the season.

Leading the way for RPI was its doubles teams, which battled to three straight victories to set the pace. Rookies Casey Olsen (Glen Ridge, NJ/Glen Ridge) and Amanda Alexander (Houston, TX/The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts) combined at first doubles for an 8-1 victory.  Olsen was also victorious at first singles in straight sets (6-0, 6-0), while Alexander won in the fourth flight (6-3, 6-0).

Other multiple winners for the Engineers included junior captain Brianna Dickie (Acton, MA/Acton Regional) and freshman Katrina Bohnhorst (Hellertown, PA/Saucon Valley), who posted an 8-1 win at third doubles.  Dickie went on to win at the fifth flight in singles (6-1, 6-0), while Bohnhorst was victorious in the sixth flight (6-1, 6-0).

Sophomore Christina Ciamarra (Woodbury, MN/Newtown (CT)) rounded out the solid efforts for RPI as she combined with rookie Lexi Rindone (Prescott, AZ/Prescott) to win second doubles (8-2) and also picked up a win at second singles (6-2, 6-1).

Doubles:

1. Casey Olsen and Amanda Alexander (RPI) defeated Kay Bendijo and Laura Church: 8-1.

2. Christina Ciamarra and Lexi Rindone (RPI) defeated Brittany Hall and Sam Koropchak: 8-2.

3. Brianna Dickie and Katrina Bohnhorst (RPI) defeated Slone Portner and Jackie Britton: 8-1.

Singles:

1. Olsen (RPI) defeated Bendijo: 6-0, 6-0

2. Ciamarra (RPI) defeated Hall: 6-2, 6-1

3. Meghan Olson (RPI) defeated Koropchak: 6-3, 6-0

4. Alexander (RPI) defeated Church: 6-3, 6-0

5. Dickie (RPI) defeated Scout Baurer: 6-1, 6-0

6. Bohnhorst (RPI) defeated Britton: 6-1, 6-0

The Engineers are back on the court on Tuesday, playing Mississippi College at 12pm.  Stockton will face Westminster, also on Tuesday.

New York State D-III Women’s Championships


The Mendon Racquet Club hosted the New York State Division 3 NCAA Championships for Women.  Mendon is just outside of Rochester.  The event was held October 14-16.  Some local players participated and many local colleges participated.  Here are the results.

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We start with Singles – actually first singles.  In the first round Casey Olsen of RPI defeated Griffin Currie of Alfred 6-3, 6-3.  Melissa Hirsch of Skidmore got a bye and defeated Casey Kennedy of William Smith 7-5, 6-4 in the quarter finals.  Olsen lost in the quarter final round to Maitevera Antelo of RIT 6-3, 6-4.  Meanwhile, Hirsch won her semi final match.  She came back from losing the first set 6-0, to take the second set 6-3 against St. Lawrence’s Hillary Drewry.  Melissa squeezed out a 12-10 victory in the Match Tiebreaker.  RIT’s Antelo beat Hirsch in the finals 4-6, 6-2, 10-4.

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On to second singles where RPI’s Christina Ciamarra beat SUNY Brockport‘s Jen Lazarony 6-3, 6-4.  In the second round, Ciamarra lost to Skidmore’s Tori Engros by a 6-2, 6-2 margin.  Engros went on to beat Samantha Shapiro of Vassar 2-6, 6-2, 10-7 which brought her to the finals.  The finals ending in a 6-0, 6-0 thumping of Elkie Vandenbeemt of St. Lawrence

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On to third singles where former Ravena standout Christine Cary  – now of Nazareth College – lost to RPI’s Meghan Olsen in the first round by a score of 3-6, 6-2, 10-5.  Meghan lost her second round match to Hannah Van Demark of Vassar 6-0, 6-2.  Robyn Baird of Skidmore, who had a first round bye beat Ithaca’s Becky Guzzo 6-2, 6-4.  Next she beat Van Demark 7-6, 6-1.  In the finals, Baird lost to Olivia Arroyo of St. Lawrence when she had to retire down 4-1 in the first set.

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Amanda Alexander of RPI won her first round match, defeating Alfred’s Shannon Tovey 6-3, 6-1.  In the quarter finals, Skidmore’s Molly Nolan beat her 6-1, 6-3.  In the semi’s, Molly beat Casey Nicoletti of William Smith College by a score of 6-2, 6-2.  Molly lost the finals to Vassar’s Lindsay Kantor 6-2, 6-2

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Lexi Rindone of RPI took care of Katelyn Richenberg of Brockport in the first round of the #5 singles.  The score was 6-1, 6-1.  In the second round, Lexi beat NYU‘s Alexandra Ziarko 6-3, 6-4 and Skidmore’s Alex Smith had no trouble with Sania Zaki of St. John Fisher.  The score of that match was 6-0, 6-0.  In the semi finals, Rindone lost to Anisha Kurien of Vassar 6-0, 6-1, while Smith scored a 6-0, 6-0 win over Haley Wolf of William Smith.  Smith beat Kurien in the finals 6-4, 3-6, 10-4

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The sixth singles crown was won by Skidmore’s Zoe Valella.  She won 6-1, 6-0 over Megan Moore of NYU in the finals; 6-1, 6-1 over Kate O’Connor of William Smith in the semi finals; and 6-2, 6-2 over Kelsey Harness of Ithaca College in the quarter finals.  Zoe had a first round bye.  RPI’s Brianna Dickie took out St. John Fisher’s Kim Phimsipasom 6-1, 6-3 in the first round but lost in the second round to Magan Moore (NYU) by a score of 6-4, 6-0.

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On to the doubles.  Casey Olsen and Meghan Olson of RPI lost to Becky Guzzo and Allison Young of Ithaca College 8-3 in the opening round.  Tory Engros and Molly Nolan of Skidmore had a first round bye.  Engros and Nolan beat Allison Tepas and Alex Vizgaitis of Nazareth 8-2 in the quarter finals.  They lost to Hillary Drewry and Elkie Vanbenbeemt of St. Lawrence in the semi finals 8-2.

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Second Doubles started out well for RPI’s Christina Ciamarra and Lexi Rindone.  They won their first round match with Melissa Boyer and Shannon Tovey of Alfred 8-0.  Christine Cary and Cara Yinger of Nazareth were also first round winners.  They won 8-2 over Jordan Brungard and Katie Pasier of crosstown rival St. John Fisher.  Lindsay Kantor and Hannah Van Demark of Vassar took out Ciamarra and Rindone in the quarter finals (8-2) while Robyn Baird and Alex Smith of Skidmore took out Cary and Yinger (8-3).  Baird and Smith went on to beat Shannon Murphy and Anna Young of St. Lawrence (8-5) and Kantor / Van Demark 8-2 to take the Second Doubles Flight.

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Third doubles saw Jessica Buckley playing for RPI with Brianna Dickie.  Jessica played her high school tennis at Notre Dame of Utica where her mom – Patti Buckley is the Girls Tennis Coach.  Jessica and Brianna beat Jennifer Crane and Krista Pagan of Nazareth 8-2 in the first round.  In the quarter finals they beat Olivia Arroyo and Hannah Langsdale of St. Lawrence 9-7 while Skidmore’s Melissa Hirsch and Yumi Karlshoej beat William Smith’s Katie Drinkwater and Kathleen Kennedy 8-2.  In the semi finals, Hirsch and Karlshoej beat Megan Moore and Ramya Pokala of NYU 8-2.  Buckley and Dickie lost to Melanie Horn and Anisha Kurien of Vassar.  Hirsch and Karlshoej won the finals against Horn and Kurien 8-6

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Final RPI and Union Fall Tennis Update


RPI Men’s Tennis Downs Union, 8-1

Engineers win all six singles matches enroute to win over the Dutchmen

James Kim

TROY, N.Y. – Powered by victories in all six singles matches, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s tennis team defeated Union College, 8-1 at Sharp Courts.  The win marked the fourth straight of the season for the Engineers, who are now 4-1 overall.  The Dutchmen move to 1-1 on the season.

Rensselaer saw its first doubles pair of sophomore Jarrett Regier (East Amherst, NY/Clarence) and rookie Brandon Mazzarra (Orange, CA/Villa Park) move to 5-0 on the season with an 8-3 victory over Union’s Dan Nault and Shaunak Champaneria (Cedar Grove, NJ/The Montclair Kimberly Academy).

Additonally, both were victorious in their singles flights as Regier defeated Nault, 6-0, 6-0, in the first flight, while Mazzara breezed past Champaneria in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.

Union’s lone point came in the doubles action as the second flight pair of Zaccareo and Andrew Schwartz (Orange, CT/Amity Regional) won a hard-fought, 8-6 match against RPI’s Kyle Borton (Bolton, CT/Bolton) and Patrick Russo (East Northport, NY/Northport).

Below are the results by flight:

Doubles
Regier and Mazzarra (RPI) def. Nault and Champaneria: 8-3
Zaccareo and Andrew Schwartz (UNI) def. Borton and Russo (RPI):  8-6
Dickie and Kim (RPI) def. Kellen Henderson and Ted Huss: 8-2

Singles
Regier (RPI) def. Dan Nault: 6-0, 6-2
Mazzarra (RPI) def. Champaneria: 6-0, 6-0
Dickie (RPI) def. Zaccareo: 4-6, 7-5, (7)
Andre Vorbrodt (RPI) def. Henderson: 6-2, 6-4
Kenny Weiand (RPI) def. Schwartz: 6-0, 6-2
Borton (RPI) def. Huss: 6-1, 6-1

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RPI Men’s Tennis Falls to Colby, 7-2

Regier & Mazzara win in singles action for the Engineers

Will Dickie

TROY, N.Y. – The Engineers got a pair of singles victories from their top flights, but couldn’t battle back as Colby College won all three doubles and grabbed the other four singles victories enroute to a 7-2 win over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in men’s tennis action at Sharp Courts.  The Engineers are now 4-2 on the season, while the Mules are 1-0.

Sophomore Jarrett Regier (East Amherst, NY/Clarence) earned an easy victory in the first flight as he defeated Tom Kimball by a 6-2, 6-4 margin.  Rookie Brandon Mazzara (Orange, CA/Villa Park) was also a winner in second flight singles as he won a tough 6-3, 1-6 (6) match against the Mules’ Jason Ottomano.

Below are the results by flight:

Doubles
Jack Bryant/Matt Carroll (COB) def. Regier and Mazzara (RPI): 8-6
Tom Kimball/Jason Ottomano (COB) def. Andre Vorbrodt/Kyle Borton (RPI):  8-1
Robert Yee/Sam Bachelder (COB) def. Will Dickie/James Kim: 8-6

Singles
Regier (RPI) def. Kimball: 6-2, 6-4
Mazzara (RPI) def. Ottomano: 6-3, 1-6 (6)
Bryant (COB) def. Dickie: 6-3, 6-3
Bachelder (COB) def. Vorbrodt: 6-2, 6-1
Than Moore (COB) def. Kenny Weiand: 6-2, 6-1
Max Pollinger (COB) def. Borton: 6-4, 6-3

The Engineers have now concluded the fall portion of their schedule and will resume play on February 18 with a 10am match against league-rival Vassar at Tri-City Fitness in Latham.  The Mules are right back on the courts at 2pm on Saturday at SUNY Oneonta.

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2010-11 Year-End Athletics Awards Announced

Regier, Tran, Polacek and Bach recognized for their contributions

TROY, N.Y. – The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) department of athletics’ 2010-11 year-end awards have been announced and four student-athletes have garnered prestigious awards. Jarrett Regier of men’s tennis and Cheryl Tran of women’s track & field were selected as the Male and Female Freshmen of the Year, respectively. Chase Polacek of men’s hockey earned both the Male Athlete of the Year and Career Athlete, while Jen Bach of softball was honored with both awards on the women’s side.

Regier, a native of East Amherst, N.Y., played in 14 matches last year as a freshman, posting a 13-1 record at #1 singles. His only loss came in his very first match – to a nationally-ranked opponent and he went on to win 13 straight matches through the spring semester. He also posted a 10-4 record in #1 doubles with partner Patrick Russo. A former standout at Clarence High School, Regier was a five-time Liberty League Rookie of the Week and a Performer of the Week once. He was named All-League in singles and was the Liberty League Rookie of the Year.

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RPI Women’s Tennis Finishes at USTA/ITA Regionals

Casterline and Ciamarra/Rindone pairing record match victories for Engineers

Christina Ciamarra

GENEVA, N.Y. – The Rensselaer women’s tennis team concluded play at the 2011 USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships, host by William Smith College, and three players picked up wins, including senior Zosia Casterline (Farmington, MI/Farmington), who earned two singles victories from the consolation bracket.

Casterline defeated NYU’s Ramya Pokala (9-7), before topping St. John Fisher’s Elena Vahl (8-3). She was then defeated, for the second time this weekend, by Rochester senior Danielle Shreck (8-2).

Sophomore Christina Ciamarra (Woodbury, MN/Newtown) and freshman Lexi Rindone (Prescott, AZ/Prescott) teamed up for doubles victory over Mira Khanna and Carrie Uhlein from Hamilton (8-4). The two then fell to Skidmore’s Lee Ford and Nataly Mendoza (8-1).

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Women’s Tennis Drops Close Match to New Paltz

Engineers come up short, 5-4

Brianna Dickie

LATHAM, N.Y. – SUNY New Paltz captured four of the six singles matches to hold off the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women’s tennis team, 5-4 in a match at Capital Region Tennis and Fitness.

After RPI won at second and third doubles, the visiting Hawks won at second, third, fourth and fifth singles to earn the victory.  Sophomore Paige Munroe (Ann Arbor, MI / Ann Arbor Pioneer) paced New Paltz by teaming with Montana Wilson (Hopewell Junction, NY / John Jay) to win at first doubles, 8-6, and then earning the victory in third singles, 6-0, 6-0.

For RPI, junior Brianna Dickie (Acton, MA / Acton Regional) had two victories, winning at third doubles with freshman Katrina Bohnhorst (Hellertown, PA / Saucon Valley), 8-3, and then posting a 6-3, 6-4 win at six singles.

Below are the results of the individual matches by seed:

1. Montana Wilson & Paige Munroe (NP) def. Casey Olsen & Meghan Olson: 8-6
2. Lexi Rindone & Christina Ciamarra (RPI) def. Kayla DiPaulo & Devin Tracy: 8-5
3. Brianna Dickie & Katrina Bohnhorst (RPI) def. Jessica Schmidt & Juliette Brandon: 8-3

1. Olsen (RPI) def. Wilson: 2-6, 3-1 (retired)
2. DiPaulo (NP) def. Ciamarra: 6-2, 6-4
3. Munroe (NP) def. Olson: 6-0, 6-0
4. Alli Esposito (NP) def. Rindone: 7-5, 6-1
5. Brandon (NP) def. Bohnhorst: 6-2, 6-1
6. Dickie (RPI) def. Schmidt: 6-3, 6-4

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Women’s Tennis Sweeps Hartwick, 9-0

Katrina Bohnhorst

ONEONTA, N.Y. – The Rensselaer women’s tennis team dropped just one set all afternoon as it swept Hartwick, 9-0.  The Engineers, which saw freshman Casey Olsen win at both #1 singles and #1 doubles, improve to 2-1 this fall.  The Hawks drop to 2-6.

Olsen (Glen Ridge, NJ / Glen Ridge), a freshman, and sophomore teammate Meghan Olson (Rochester, NY / Penfield) captured first doubles, 8-3, before Olsen defeated Courtney Hinds, 6-1, 6-0, at number one singles.  Olson went on to win at third singles, 6-0, 6-0.

Also standing out in singles was freshman Katrina Bohnhorst (Hellertown, PA / Saucon Valley), who defeated her opponent, 6-1, 6-1.

RPI returns to the court on Sunday when they travel to Schenectady to face Union at 1pm.

Rensselaer Polytechnic 9, Hartwick College 0

Singles competition
1. Casey Olsen (RPI) def. Courtney Hinds (HC) 6-1, 6-0
2. Christina Ciamarra (RPI) def. Kim Willet (HC) 6-2, 6-1
3. Meghan Olson (RPI) def. Nicole Schepisi (HC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Amanda Alexander (RPI) def. Lauren Michels (HC) 3-6, 6-3, 10-4
5. Brianna Dickie (RPI) def. Brittni Stasiuk (HC) 6-2, 4-0
6. Katrina Bohnhorst (RPI) def. Kristen Napolitano (HC) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Casey Olsen/Meghan Olson (RPI) def. Courtney Hinds/Kim Willet (HC) 8-3
2. Christina Ciamarra/Lexi Rindone (RPI) def. Nicole Schepisi/Kristen Napolitano (HC) 8-2
3. Brianna Dickie/Katrina Bohnhorst (RPI) def. Lauren Michels/Brittni Stasiuk (HC) 8-1

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Women’s Tennis Defeats Union, 7-2

Casey Olsen leads Engineers to victory over area-rivals

Meghan Olson

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Freshman Casey Olsen earned a pair of victories to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women’s tennis team to a, 7-2, victory over area-rival Union College, at the Union College Tennis Courts. With the win the Engineers improve to 3-1 on the season, while the Dutchwomen fall to 5-4.

Olsen (Glen Ridge, NJ/Glen Ridge) defeated Union’s Brittany Gilbert (6-0, 6-1) at first flight singles, while pairing with sophomore Meghan Olson (Rochester, NY/Penfield) for an 8-3 decision at first doubles.

Also earning two wins on the day was sophomore Christina Ciamarra (Woodbury, MN/Newtown), who picked up a victory at second singles (6-1, 6-0) and teamed with freshman Lexi Rindone (Prescott, AZ/Prescott) for a second doubles triumph (8-4).

Below are the match results by flight:

SINGLES
1. Olsen (RPI) def. Gilbert (UNI) 6-0, 6-1
2. Ciamarra (RPI) d. Andria Coopersmith (UNI) 6-1, 6-0
3. Olson (RPI) d. Elise Malkin (UNI) 6-3, 6-3
4. Amanda Alexander (RPI) d. Dee Dee Gaudian (UNI) 6-3, 6-2
5. Brianna Dickie (RPI) d. Liz Lehmann (UNI) 6-2, 6-1
6. Lauren Main (UNI) d. Katrina Bohnhorst (RPI) 6-1, 7-5

DOUBLES
1. Olsen/Olson (RPI) d. Gilbert/Gaudian (UNI) 8-3
2. Rindone/Ciamarra (RPI) d. Malkin/Coopersmith (UNI) 8-4
3. Lehmann/Main (UNI) d. Dickie/Bohnhorst (RPI) 8-5

The Engineers return to the court next weekend when they compete at the New York State Tournament in Rochester, N.Y. Play begins on Thursday and continues through Monday.

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Three Tabbed for Weekly League Awards

Earle, Regier & Olsen recognized by Liberty League

TROY, N.Y. – The Liberty League has announced its weekly award winners in field hockey and men’s & women’s tennis and three Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athletes have been recognized.  Briana Earle was named the Defensive Performer of the Week in field hockey, while Jarrett Regier was the Performer of the Week in men’s tennis.  Casey Olsen rounded out the selections as the women’s tennis Rookie of the Week.

Regier, a sophomore out of East Amherst, N.Y., continued his impressive singles season last week, earning a 6-2, 6-4 victory in the first flight as the Engineers lost, 7-2, to a tough Colby team.  He also paired with rookie Brandon Mazzara (Orange, CA/Villa Park) at first flight doubles as the pair narrowly lost, 8-6.

In seven fall matches, the former Clarence High School standout posted a 7-1 record at first flight singles.  He also sported a 7-2 record at first doubles with Mazzara and is a two-time Liberty League Performer of the Week this season.

A freshman from Glen Ridge, N.J., Olsen earned her second weekly award of the season after going 2-0 at both singles and doubles last week. In a 9-0 sweep at Hartwick, won, 6-1, 6-0 at first singles and also won at first doubles with partner Meghan Olson (Rochester, NY/Penfield) by an 8-3 margin.

Olsen then recorded another 6-0, 6-1 win at first singles to lead RPI past Union, 7-2. The Glen Ridge High School graduate, along with Olson, also combined for an 8-3 win at first doubles over the Dutchwomen.  This season, Olsen has gone 4-0 in singles, including a 3-0 mark in the first flight.  She has also gone 4-3 in doubles action, sporting a 3-1 record in the first flight with Olson.

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 Union College Men’s tennis falls to SUNY Oneonta in fall season finale

CHENECTADY, NY – The Union College men’s tennis team fell 9-0 to SUNY Oneonta in a dual match at the Union College Tennis Courts. With the loss the Dutchmen fell to 1-2 on the season while Oneonta improved to 5-1.

The Dutchmen have concluded the fall season and will take on Skidmore next February in their spring opener.
DOUBLES
1. Dan Nault and Shaunak Champaneria (UNION) vs. David Goldberg and Mackenzie Park (ONEONTA), 8-6 ONEONTA
2. Robert Zaccareo and Andrew Schwartz (UNION) vs. Adam Shapiro and Josh Slifkin (ONEONTA), 8-4 ONEONTA
3. Kellen Henderson and Ted Huss (UNION) vs. Steve Carey and Joey Milstein (ONEONTA), 8-2 ONEONTA
SINGLES
1. Dan Nault (UNION) vs. David Goldberg (ONEONTA), 6-1, 6-0 ONEONTA
2. Shaunak Champaneria (UNION) vs. Mackenzie Park (ONEONTA), 3-6, 6-1, 10-4 ONEONTA
3. Robert Zaccareo (UNION) vs. Adam Shapiro (ONEONTA), 6-1, 2-6, 10-7 ONEONTA
4. Kellen Henderson (UNION) vs Joey Milstein (ONEONTA), 6-2, 7-5 ONEONTA
5. Joshua Fields (UNION) vs Adam Slifkin (ONEONTA), 6-1, 6-2 ONEONTA
6. Ted Huss (UNION) vs Josh Slifkin (ONEONTA), 6-0, 6-1 ONEONTA

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Union College wins Dual Meet over SUNY Plattsburg

SCHENECTADY, NY – The Union College women’s tennis team earned a 6-3 dual match win over SUNY Plattsburgh on Saturday at the Union College Tennis Courts. With the win, the Dutchwomen improved to 2-1 on the season.

Union will host Hartwick College on Monday at 4:00 p.m. in its next dual match.

DOUBLES
1. Jessica Paquette & Samantha Engabrecht  def. Brittany GilbertDee Dee Gaudian(UNION),  8-3

2. Andria Coopersmith and Elise Malkin (UNION) def. Rachel Paquette & Caitlin Belladone 8-5
3. Liz Lehmann and Lauren Main (UNION) def. Amy Rich & Samantha Fasciano, 8-4
SINGLES
1. Rachel Paquette def Brittany Gilbert (UNION), 6-0, 6-1
2. Samantha Engabrecht def. Andria Coopersmith (UNION), 6-3, 6-4
3. Elise Malkin (UNION) vs. Jessica Paquette,  6-3, 6-4
4. Dee Dee Gaudian (UNION) def. Caitlin Belladone,  6-1, 6-1
5. Liz Lehmann (UNION) def. Staphanie Omlin, 7-5, 6-1
6. Lauren Main (UNION) def. Jackie Bogban  6-1, 6-0

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Union Women’s tennis notches 7-2 dual match win over Castleton State

Samantha Muratori

SCHENECTADY, NY – The Union College women’s tennis team improved to 4-1 on the season with a 7-2 dual match win over Castleton State at the Union College Tennis Courts. Senior Liz Lehmann did not drop a game all afternoon, winning her doubles match with partner Samantha Muratori, 8-0, before handling a singles match against Castleton’s Chelsea Crehan by a score of 6-0, 6-0.

Union will travel to SUNY Cortland for its next contest on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

DOUBLES
1) Michelle Podnecky and Kate Bucci (CASTLETON) def. Brittany Gilbert and Dee Dee Gaudian (UNION), 8-5
2) Andria Coopersmith and Elise Malkin (U) def. Brittni Racine and Chelsea Crehan (C), 8-1
3) Liz Lehmann and Samantha Muratori (U) def. Lauren Fedorka and Olga McIntyre (C), 8-0
SINGLES
1) Michelle Podnecky (C) def. Brittany Gilbert (U), 6-0, 6-2
2) Andria Coopersmith (U) def. Kate Bucci (C), 6-1, 6-4
3) Elise Malkin (U) def. Brittni Racine (C), 6-0, 6-3
4) Dee Dee Gaudian (U) def. Olga McIntyre (C), 6-0, 6-0
5) Liz Lehmann (U) def. Chelsea Crehan (C), 6-0, 6-0
6) Samantha Muratori (U) def. Lauren Fedorka (C) 6-1, 6-3

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Union Women’s tennis falls to Cortland, 8-1, in dual match

Liz Lehmann

CORTLAND, NY – The Union women’s tennis team fell 8-1 in a dual match at Cortland on Sunday afternoon. The Dutchwomen fell to 4-2 on the season while Cortland improved to 5-3. Union’s lone victory came from the doubles team of senior Liz Lehmann and sophomore Lauren Main. Lehmann and Main earned an 8-3 win over Cortland’s Megan Bagg and Amanda Bieglecki.

The Dutchwomen will host The Sage Colleges on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in their next dual match.
Cortland vs. Union
Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011; Cortland, N.Y.
FINAL SCORE: Cortland 8, Union 1
Doubles:
1) Stephanie DiCapua/Alyssa Tretter (CORT) def. Dee Dee Gaudian/Brittany Gilbert, 8-4
2) Loraine Jelinek/Gabriela Medina (CORT) def. Andria Coopersmith/Elise Malkin, 8-2
3) Liz Lehmann/Lauren Main (UNION) def. Megan Bagg/Amanda Bieglecki, 8-3
 
Singles:
1) Loraine Jelinek (CORT) def. Brittany Gilbert, 6-0, 6-1
2) Gabriela Medina (CORT) def. Andria Coopersmith, 6-3, 6-3
3) Alyssa Tretter (CORT) def. Elise Malkin, 6-3, 6-4
4) Stephanie DiCapua (CORT) def. Dee Dee Gaudian, 6-2, 6-0
5) Jean Martinez (CORT) def. Liz Lehmann, 6-3, 6-1
6) Megan Bagg (CORT) def. Lauren Main, 6-2, 6-2
Records after match: Cortland (Red Dragons) 5-3; Union (Dutchwomen) 4-2

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Union College Women’s tennis earns 9-0 win over the Sage Colleges

Elise Malkin

SCHENECTADY, NY – The Union College women’s tennis team earned a 9-0 win over The Sage Colleges in a dual match on Tuesday afternoon at the Union College Tennis Courts. The Dutchwomen improved to 5-2 on the season while the Gators fell to 4-5. 

Union will take on Hamilton College tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in Clinton, NY.

Doubles                                                                                                                                                   

1. Brittany Gilbert & Dee Dee Gaudian (U) v. Isabella Pericune & Danielle Sidoti (S)  Union, 8-1
2. Elise Malkin & Andie Coopersmith (U) v. Brianna Bixter & Christina Kroder (S)    Union, 8-1
3. Liz Lehmann & Lauren Main (U) v.  Allison Argust & Amy Delany (S)  Union, 8-0

Singles

1. Brittany Gilbert (U) v. Isabella Pericune (S) Union, 6-3, 6-4
2. Andie Coopersmith (U) v. Danielle Sidoti (S) Union, 6-0, 6-2
3. Elise Malkin (U) v. Brianna Bixter (S) Union, 6-1, 6-0
4. Dee Dee Gaudian (U) v. Christina Kroder (S) Union, 6-2, 6-0
5. Liz Lehmann (U) v.Allison Argust (S) Union, 6-0, 6-0
6. Lauren Main (U) v. Amy Delany (S) Union, 6-0, 6-0

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Union College Women’s tennis falls 7-2 to Hamilton in dual match

CLINTON, NY –  The Union College women’s tennis team fell 7-2 in a dual match at Hamilton College. Elise Malkin and Dee Dee Gaudian won singles matches for the Dutchwomen, who are 5-3 on the season.

Union will host Rensselaer at the Union College Tennis Courts on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

Hamilton College 7, Union College 2

Non-conference match
Hamilton’s Gray Tennis Courts
Clinton, N.Y.
October 5, 2011

SINGLES
1. Carrie Uhlein (H) d. Brittany Gilbert 6-1, 6-2.
2. Sara Shaughnessy (H) d. Andria Coopersmith 6-0, 6-0.
3. Elise Malkin (U) d. Melissa Mann 6-4, 6-2.
4. Dee Dee Gaudian (U) d. Margaret Lee 7-6, 3-6, 10-6.
5. Rachel Friedman (H) d. Liz Lehmann 6-2, 6-3.
6. Anna Jaeger (H) d. Lauren Main 6-0, 6-2.

DOUBLES
1. Uhlein/Amelia Mattern (H) d. Gilbert/Gaudian 8-3.
2. Shaughnessy/Lee (H) d. Coopersmith/Malkin 8-6.
3. Mann/Liz Detwiler (H) d. Main/Lehmann 8-6.

Hamilton record: 1-1 overall
Union record: 5-3 overall

Skidmore Men hosts ITA (Skidmore and RPI results)


Oliver Loutsenko

Skidmore Men’s Tennis recently played host to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association‘s (ITA) Regional Championships.  The event was held September 30th – October 2nd.  Skidmore’s Luke Granger was the #3 seed.  He beat Brad Keeling of SUNY Purchase in the first round 6-1, 6-0.  In the second round he beat NYU‘s Daniel Penaranda 6-3, 6-2.  Then he won over Ron Smego of Drew 6-3, 6-3  but lost to teammate Miles Ransom 6-4, 4-6, 10-5.  Ransom lost in the semi finals to Yevgeny Perepelov of Hunter College – the #2 seed – by a score of 6-0, 7-6 (1).  Ransom got that far by beating Shota Tasaki of Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) 6-4, 6-3.  Before that he beat Jose Pinto of Manhattanville 6-4, 6-0 and Sam Deluccia of Hobart 6-1, 6-1.  Jimmy Sherpa of Skidmore beat Andrew Libin of Hamilton in the first round 6-2, 6-4 and Neil Weaver of Stevens 6-0, 6-2.  He then beat T.J. Riley of the College of New Jersey (TCNJ)  6-4, 3-6, 10-2. He ended uposing to Harveer Bhalla of NYU 6-3, 7-5.   Alec Hoblitzell of Skidmore started out with a win over Hobart’s Mike Fields 6-1, 6-4 and a win over 4th seed Chris Rosensteel of Stevens 6-2, 6-1.  He also  lost to Harveer Bhalal of NYU 6-1, 6-2.

RPI‘s #1 player – Jarrett Regier – beat John Megas of Saint Lawrence 6-2, 6-0 and  Drew’s Elliot Smego 6-2, 6-2.  He then beat Skidmore’s Alex Fromson 6-2, 6-2 before losing to #2 seed Yevgeny Perepelov 6-3, 6-2.  Fromson got to the third round with wins over Lopburi Sasinin of Stevens 6-1, 6-3 and Steven Fernandez 6-2, 3-6, 10-7 (TCNJ).  Will Dickie of RPI lost to T.J.Riley af TCNJ 6-4, 6-2.  RPI’s Brandon Mazzara also lost in the first round.  Jordan Cruz (TCNJ) beat him 7-5, 2-6, 10-8.

The big local college tennis story of the tournament was Skidmore’s Oliver Loutsenko.  Oliver was block seeded 5-8 (the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th seeds are considered the same for seeding purposes).  Oliver started out with a win against Greg Jacob of Mount Saint Mary’s (MSMC) by a score of 6-1, 6-0.  Next was a win over Cruz (TCNJ) 6-3, 6-3, followed by a win over MYU’s Steven Wu 7-6 (9), 6-2.  Then, on to top seed Andrew Guzik who Oliver beat 6-3, 6-1.  In the semi finals, Oliver avenged teammate Jimmy Sherpa’s loss to Harveer Bhalla 7-6 (0), 6-4.  He finally lost in the finals to Perepelov but put up a good fight.  The final score was 6-4, 7-6 (4).  I am not surprised to see Oliver do well, having seen him many times in the juniors and having coached him at zonals.

The complete singles draws can be found HERE

The doubles can be found HERE

(there appears to be some missing results from the doubles (the first round results and the finals)

RPI Update


Jon Clair Added to Men’s Tennis Staff

TROY, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) director of athletics Jim Knowlton has announced the hiring of Jon Clair an assistant coach for the Engineers men’s tennis team. A former student-athlete at the University of Mary Washington, he will aide second-year head coach Jon Satkowski.

A native of Slingerlands, N.Y., Clair spent the last two years as a tennis professional at nearby Tri-City Fitness and Tennis. During his tenure, he has helped plan lessons and run clinics for both adults and junior players.

As a player, Clair was a four-time All-Conference First Team selection for the Eagles, ranking as high as 15th-regionally during his senior season with victories against four nationally-ranked players. Other highlights of his career included a singles semi-final appearance at the 2005 ITA Regional Tournament.

When he graduated, Clair ranked second in program history in single season singles victories and third in all-time career singles wins.

Additionally, he was a key member of a squad which qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament each of his four years, including Final Eight appearances in 2003, 2004 & 2005. The team also won four straight Capital Athletic Conference Championships and was ranked 13th or better nationally throughout his career.

Clair graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies.

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Men’s Tennis Tops Springfield, 8-1

Patrick Russo

TROY, N.Y. – Freshman Brandon Mazzara won at second singles and paired up with sophomore Jarrett Regier for a first doubles victories to lead the Rensselaer men’s tennis team to an, 8-1, victory over Springfield College in its home opener at Sharp Courts. With the win, the Engineers improve to 3-1 on the season, while the Pride drop to 0-2.

Mazzara (Orange, CA/Villa Park) captured his fourth second singles victories in as many matches as Rensselaer won all six individual match-ups with the Pride. Regier (East Amherst, NY/Clarence) also so his personal success continue, taking first flight singles (6-1, 6-1) over Springfield’s Ben Burnap (Westerly, RI/Westerly).

The Engineers are back in action next Saturday and Sunday, when they take part in the MSMC Flighted Tournament in Newburgh, N.Y. Play kicks off Saturday at 9am and continues through the weekend.

Below are the results by flight:

Doubles
1. Regier/Mazzara (RPI) def Ben Burnap/Doug NIckerson (SPR): 8-1
2. Zack O’Leary/Kyle Mesereau (SPR) def. Kyle Borton/James Kim (RPI): 8-6
3. Pat Russo/Will Dickie (RPI) def. Zack Goldstein/Sean Seifert (SPR): 8-1

Singles
1. Regier (RPI) def. Burnap (SPR): 6-1, 6-1
2. Mazzara (RPI) def. Mesereau (SPR): 3-6, 6-3, (6)
3. Dickie (RPI) def. O’Leary (SPR): 6-4, 6-2
4. Andre Vorbrodt (RPI) def Doug Nickerson (SPR) 2-6, 6-0, 6-2
5. Kenny Weiand (RPI) def. Goldstein (SPR): 6-2, 6-3
6. Borton (RPI) def. Seifert (SPR): 6-3, 6-3

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Women’s Tennis Rolls Past Plattsburgh State

in Season Opener

Brianna Dickie

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women’s tennis team opened its 2011-12 season in fine fashion on Sunday, defeating SUNY Plattsburgh, 8-1 at Memorial Hall Tennis Courts.  The Engineers, who swept all three doubles and won five of six singles, is 1-0, while the Cardinals drop to 3-4 overall.

RPI was powered by the clean sweep at doubles as all three teams had solid victories.  Leading the way was the first flight team of senior Zosia Casterline (Farmington, MI/Farmington) and rookie Casey Olsen (Glen Ridge, NJ/Glen Ridge), who pulled off an 8-5 win.  Olsen also went on to win at third flight singles by a 6-2, 6-3 margin.

Doubles:
1. Casterline/Olsen (RPI) def. Rachel Hodnett/Caitlin Belladone (PSU), 8-5
2. Lexi Rindone/Christina Ciamarra (RPI) def. Samantha Engebrecht/Jessica Paquette (PSU), 8-2
3. Brianna Dickie/Amanda Alexander (RPI) def. Amy Rich/Sam Fasciano (PSU), 8-1
Singles:

1. Rachel Hodnett (PSU) def. Casterline (RPI), 4-6, 6-0 (10-3)
2. Christina Ciamarra (RPI) def. Samantha Engebrecht (PSU), 6-3, 5-7 (10-6)
3. Olsen (RPI) def. Jessica Paquette (PSU), 6-2, 6-3
4. Meghan Olson (RPI) def. Stephanie Omlin (PSU), 6-0, 6-0
5. Lexi Rindone (RPI) def. Kristen Casse (PSU), 6-1, 6-2
6. Katrina Bohnhorst (RPI) def. Caitlin Belladone (PSU), 6-0, 6-1

The Engineers return to the courts next weekend as they compete at the ITA Northeast Regional Tournament, hosted by William Smith, on Saturday and Sunday.

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Liberty League Tabs Three from Tennis

Brandon Mazzara

TROY, N.Y. – The Liberty League has announced its weekly award winners in men’s and women’s tennis and three Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athletes have been recognized. Jarrett Regier and Brandon Mazzara were named Performer and Rookie of the Week, respectively, in men’s tennis, while Casey Olsen earned Rookie of the Week from the women’s team.

A sophomore from East Amherst, N.Y., Regier improved to 3-0 and 4-0 in singles and doubles, respectively this season as RPI defeated Springfield, 8-1 last week. He won 6-1, 6-1 at first singles and paired with Mazzara for an easy 8-1 win at first doubles.

Regier, who was a five-time Liberty League Rookie of the Week last season, posted a 13-1 overall record at first flight singles. Pairing with current captain Patrick Russo, he went 10-4 at first doubles in 2010-11, earning All-Liberty League Singles honors. A former standout at Clarence High School, he was also named Liberty League Rookie of the Year.

A freshman out of Orange, Calif., Mazzara continued to dominate last week, capturing a pair of wins in RPI’s 8-1 win over the Pride. He won a hard-fought 3-6, 6-3 (6) match at second singles to improve to 4-0 and paired with Regier for a 8-1 win at first doubles to move to 4-0 on the year.

Mazzara helped Villa Park High School to four straight Century League Championship titles, while being named his named his team’s Rookie of the Year. In his senior season, he competed at first singles, garnering team Most Valuable Player honors.

Olsen, a freshman from Glen Ridge, N.J., had a solid start to her collegiate career, posting a pair of victories in RPI’s season-opening 8-1 win at Plattsburgh. She came away with an 8-5 win at first doubles and then won 6-2, 6-3 at third singles.

A three-year member of the Glen Ridge High School tennis team, Olsen was an All-Group Second selection at first singles, while being named to the All-Essex County Second Team. As a junior, the squad took home the 2009 Group 1 State Championship.

The men’s tennis team is back on the courts this weekend as it participates in the Mount Saint Mary College Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Action begins at 9am on both days. The women’s squad is also in action this weekend at the ITA Northeast Regionals, hosted by William Smith. The tournament begins on Saturday and runs through Sunday.

RPI Tennis Season Opener


RPI Men’s Tennis traveled to Rochester for the Flower City Tournament where they hit Hobart in the opening round.  Hobart won 2 out of 3 doubles and held on by splitting the 6 singles matches.  In the next round, RPI turned it around against RIT by winning 2 out of 3 doubles and splitting the singles for a 5-4 win.  The  it was on to play Nazareth College.  The RPI Engineers took it the tournament hosts with a 5-1 victory.  RPI returns to the courts Sunday at 1:00 (at home – Sharp Courts) against Springfield College, while the Ladies open their season on Sunday with an away match at Plattsbugh.   Look for match recaps at the end of this article.

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TROY, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athletes Jeff Corelli and Brandon Mazzara have been recognized with Liberty League weekly honors for the week ending September 11. Corelli was named the Performer of the Week in men’s cross country, while Mazzara garnered Rookie of the Week in men’s tennis.

Corelli, a senior captain out of Latham, N.Y., was tabbed after posting a time of 26:44 to win the 8k race at the Engineers Cup, hosted by MIT. He was one of five RPI runners to finish in the top-10, helping the team to an overall victory for the second straight season.

A former standout at Shaker High School, Corelli had a solid season in 2010 as he competed in all seven races. Among his top finishes was at the Engineers Cup, where he was sixth overall to lead RPI to the team title for the first time since 1996. He also garnered All-State Third Team honors after placing 15th at the 2010 NYSCTC Championships.

A freshman who hails from Orange, Calif., Mazzara earned top rookie honors following a collegiate debut in which he went 3-0 at #2 singles and 3-0 at #1 doubles alongside partner Jarrett Regier (East Amherst, NY/Clarence) at the Flower City Tournament in Rochester. He claimed victory at #2 singles in his first match – a 5-4 loss to Hobart – and went on for two more wins as the Engineers defeated RIT (5-4) and Nazareth (5-1).

Mazzara, who is a graduate of Villa Park High School, was a member of the tennis team and competed at #1 singles as a senior. The team’s Most Valuable Player, he helped his squad capture four straight Century League Championship titles.

The cross country teams return to action on Saturday when they host the Saratoga Invitational at Saratoga State Park. The women’s race kicks off at 12:30pm, while the men will compete at 1:15pm. The men’s tennis team returns to action on Sunday as they host Springfield in their home opener at Sharp Courts (1pm).

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Kyle Borton

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Sophomore Jarrett Regier (East Amherst, NY/Clarence) captured victories at both first flight singles and doubles, but the Rensselaer men’s tennis team fell to Hobart College in the opening round of the 2011 Flower City Tournament. With the win the Statesmen open season at 1-0, while the Engineers begin 0-1.

Regier paired with freshman Brandon Mazzara (Orange, CA/Villa Park) to take the team’s lone doubles flight victory, while the two schools split the six singles competitions. Mazzara joined Regier and fellow first-year standout Will Dickie (Acton, MA/Acton-Boxborough Regional) as Rensselaer singles winners, as the trio won at the first, second and third flights.

Below are the results by flight:

Singles Results
1. Regier (R) def. Bruce Grant (H) 7-5, 6-2
2. Mazzara (R) def. Sam DeLuccia (H) 6-3, 6-3
3. Dickie (R) def. Matt Hursh (H) 6-3, 6-4
4. Alex James (H) def. Andre Vorbrodt (R) 6-2, 7-5
5. Mike Fields (H) def. Kenny Weiand (R) 6-2, 6-2
6. Matt Massey (H) def. Kyle Borton (R) 6-0, 6-1

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Doubles Results
1. Mazzara/Regier (R) def. Grant/James (H) 8-4
2. DeLuccia/Fields (H) def. Dickie/Patrick Russo (R) 8-3
3. Hursh/Massey (H) def. Borton/Vorbrodt (R) 8-3

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Jarrett Regier

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Sophomore Jarrett Regier and freshman Brandon Mazzara teamed up for a victory at first doubles, while each winning at first and second flight singles, respectively to lead the Renssealer men’s tennis team to a, 5-4, victory over RIT, in the consolation round of the Flower City Tournament. With the win the Engineers improve to 1-1, while the Tigers drop to 0-2.

Below are the results by flight:

Singles Results
1. Regier (RPI) def. Tennyson Saucedo (RIT) 6-3, 6-4
2. Mazzara (RPI) def. Neville Billimoria (RIT) 6-4, 6-1
3. Will Dickie (RPI) def. Clayton Tontarski (RIT) 6-2, 6-2
4. Adam Wolf (RIT) def. Andre Vorbrodt (RPI) 7-6(2), 6-4
5. Adam Baptiste (RIT) def. Kenny Weiand (RPI) 4-6, 6-3 (10-8)
6. Marc Lachance (RIT) def. Adam Snyder (RPI) 6-4, 7-5

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Freshman Brandon Mazzara claimed victory at second singles and first doubles to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s tennis team to a 5-1 victory over Nazareth College in the fifth place match of the Flower City Tournament.  The Engineers improve to 2-1 on the young season, while the Golden Flyers drop to 1-2.

In a match that was shortened with just three singles played, Mazzara (Orange, CA/Villa Park) won by a 6-3, 6-4 margin to defeat Bret Beaver.  He also paired with sophomore Jarrett Regier (East Amherst, NY/Clarence) to win at first doubles by a score of 8-5.

Junior Kenny Weiand (Marshfield, MA/Marshfield) was victorious at fifth singles, defeating Nazareth’s Tom Wood by a score of 6-0, 6-1, while senior Kyle Borton (Bolton, CT/Bolton) won in the sixth flight by a 6-3, 6-2 margin over Matt Jennings.

The Engineers, who won two of the three doubles, also saw Borton and sophomore James Kim (Jacksonville, FL/Taxon School of Advanced Studies) cruise to victory in the third flight with an 8-0 win.

Results by Flight:
Singles Results
2. Brandon Mazzara (R) def. Bret Beaver (N) 6-3, 6-4
5. Kenny Weiand (R) def. Tom Wood (N) 6-0, 6-1
6. Kyle Borton (R) def. Matt Jennings (N) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles Results
1. Mazzara/Jarrett Regier (R) def. Beaver/Ryan McCormick (N) 8-5
2. Jeremy Mancus/Erik Manske (N) def. Will Dickie/Pat Russo (R) 8-4
3. Borton/James Kim (R) def. Wood/Zach Morley (N) 8-0

Union Men’s Tennis beats RPI Men’s Tennis


From RPI:

Kyle Borton

SCHENECTADY, NY – The Union men’s tennis team earned a 5-4 dual match victory over Rensselaer in its final home match of the spring season. The Dutchmen clinched the victory when the No. 4 singles match between Matt Goodnow and RPI’s James Kim came to a close, with Goodnow closing out a 6-1, 6-2 victory.

For RPI, which won one doubles match and three singles contests, freshman Jarrett Regier led the way, capturing first doubles with partner Patrick Russo, 9-7, and number one singles, 7-5.


From Union:

Alex Katz

SCHENECTADY, NY – The Union men’s tennis team (3-7) earned a 5-4 dual match victory over Rensselaer (7-7) in its final home match of the spring season. The Dutchmen clinched the dual match victory when the No. 4 singles match between Union’s Matt Goodnow and RPI’s James Kim came to a close, with Goodnow closing out a 6-1, 6-2 victory. The Dutchmen head into the Liberty League Championships at St. Lawrence this weekend with two straight dual match victories.


DOUBLES

1) Jarrett Regier/Patrick Russo (RPI) def. Dan Nault/Shaunak Champaneria (Union) – 9-7
2) Saul Kurtz/Michael Kanner (Union) def. Andrew Vorbrodt/Kyle Borton (RPI) – 8-4
3) Alex Katz/Matt Goodnow (Union) def. James Kim/Evan Creer (RPI) – 9-8 (6)

SINGLES

1) Regier (RPI) def. Nault (Union) – 7-5, 6-0
2) Borton (RPI) def. Kurtz (Union) – 6-3, 6-1
3) Champaneria (Union) def. Vorbrodt (RPI) – 6-1, 6-1
4) Goodnow (Union) def. Kim (RPI) – 6-1, 6-2
5) Kanner (Union) def. Adam Generale (RPI) – 6-0, 6-0
6) Andrew Snyder (RPI) def. Katz (Union) – 2-6, 6-0, 6-4

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