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Sage tennis extends win streak to 4 matches with E8 win over Houghton

Sage tennis extends win streak to 4 matches with E8 win over Houghton

Albany, NY—The Sage Colleges' women's tennis team hosted the Highlanders of Houghton College on Saturday afternoon at the Albany Academy Tennis Courts. For the Gators, the match was the first Empire 8 match of the season. Sage posted a 6-3 win over Houghton to improve to 6-1 overall and 1-0 in the league, while Houghton drops to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the Empire 8. With Saturday's victory, Sage has won four consecutive matches.

Houghton took first doubles on Saturday as senior Catie Moore (Prattsburg, NY/Prattsburg) and rookie Elise Swnason (Beamus Point, NY/Maple Grove) beat the Gator tandem of seniors Abbey Clobridge (West Sand Lake, NY/Averill Park) and Sadie Dunne (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa), 8-7 (7-5).

Sage then took No. 2 and No. 3 doubles as senior Rebecca Jackson (Saugerties, NY/John A. Coleman) and sophomore Taylor Gillespie (Cobleskill, NY/Cobleskill-Richmondville) earned a tight win at No. 2 doubles winning, 8-5 over sophomore Erin Haley (Lockport, NY/Lockport) and junior Alicia Cline (Canisteo, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood). With their win at No. 2 doubles, Jackson and Gillespie are 6-0 together this fall.

At third doubles, Sage's senior Alison Trudo (Plattsburgh, NY/Beekmantown) teamed with junior Molly Cochrane (Ravena, NY/Ravena-Coeysman) earned the 8-0 win over sophomore Tessa Brown (Cortland, NY/Homer) and sophomore Maddison Soth (Auburn, CA/Del Oro) and improve to 6-1 this season.

Clobridge posted a win at No. 1 singles, while the Sage No. 3 singles player, Dunne added a win three sets for her fifth win in six matches played.  Sophomore Kaitlin Banks (Annapolis, MD/Mt. Anthony Union) added an exciting win at No. 5 singles for the Gators, while Haley and Cline earned wins for the Highlanders at No. 2 and No. 4 singles.

Sage is back in action on September 22 travelling to Manhattanville College for a 1 p.m. non-conference match.


Tennis Match Results

Houghton College vs The Sage Colleges

09/21/19 at Albany, NY

(Albany Academy)


The Sage Colleges 6, Houghton College 3


 Singles competition

1. Abbey Clobridge (SAGEW) def. Elise Swanson (HCWT19) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2

2. Erin Haley (HCWT19) def. Rebecca Jackson (SAGEW) 6-4, 6-4

3. Sadie Dunne (SAGEW) def. Catie Moore (HCWT19) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3

4. Alicia Cline (HCWT19) def. Taylor Gillespie (SAGEW) 6-2, 6-4

5. Kaitlin Banks (SAGEW) def. Tessa Brown (HCWT19) 7-5 (7-1), 7-5 (1-0)

6. Maddison Prevost (SAGEW) def. Chante Lowrie (HCWT19) 6-3, 6-2


 Doubles competition

1. Catie Moore/Elise Swanson (HCWT19) def. Abbey Clobridge/Sadie Dunne (SAGEW) 8-7 (7-5)

2. Rebecca Jackson/Taylor Gillespie (SAGEW) def. Erin Haley/Alicia Cline (HCWT19) 8-5

3. Molly Cochrane/Alison Trudo (SAGEW) def. Tessa Brown/Maddison Soth (HCWT19) 8-0


Match Notes:

Houghton College 2-4, 1-2 E8                        The Sage Colleges 6-1, 1-0 E8

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