Sports wrap: Tennis teams wallop Camels

Posted by Gabe Weintraub

Men's tennis moved to 2-0 by blanking Connecticut College, 9-0, on Sunday. Junior Luke Granger took the win at No. 1 singles, beating the Camels' George King in straight sets. Senior Spencer Cheng followed that by beating Craig Stanton in the No. 2 spot, also in straight sets. Granger's singles win, accompanied by his No. 2 doubles victory with Yahia Imam, earned him Liberty League co-performer of the week.

The team next plays on Oct. 1, when they host the ITA Regionals.

Women's Tennis

Led by first year Melissa Hirsch, women's tennis improved to 2-0 with an 8-1 win over Connecticut College on Sunday. Hirsch beat Connecticut's Cassie Smith in the No. 1 singles spot, and followed that with a win at No. 1 doubles along side sophomore Nataly Mendoza. Mendoza also had a win at No. 2 doubles over Becca Heupel. Hirsch was named performer of the week and first year Molly Nolan received co-rookie of the week honors after winning at No. 5 singles and No. 2 doubles along side junior Tory Engros.

The team next plays on Sept. 25 when they travel to William Smith for ITA Regionals.

Men's Soccer

Men's soccer suffered its first loss of the season, falling 1-0 to SUNY Plattsburgh Saturday night at Wachenheim Field. The game's only goal came in the 15th minute when Plattsburgh's Joey Jones redirected a ball off a restart by Chris Taylor.

Junior keeper Nick Peterson had five saves but his teammates were unable to sink an equalizer, missing opportunities in the 73rd and 76th minutes, and letting their record fall to 3-3-1.

Men's soccer next plays on Sept. 24, when they open Liberty League play at Hobart.

Women's Soccer

Women's soccer had its four-game unbeaten streak snapped on Sunday, losing 2-0 to Middlebury and dropping to 3-2-1 on the season.

Middlebury broke the game open in the second half, scoring two goals in a span of just more than two minutes, starting at the 70:05 mark.

The team will play again on Sept. 24 when they host William Smith.

Golf

Skidmore's golf team finished 10 strokes behind champion Rensselaer at the Middlebury College Duke Nelson Invitational on Sunday, settling for a fourth-place tie with Hamilton. St. Anselm was second, Manhattanville third. There were 25 teams competing. Senior Joe Flowers was Skidmore's top finisher, tying for fifth with 77-72—149.

The team looks to defend its Liberty League title on Sept. 25, traveling to Rochester for the 2010 championship.

Volleyball

The Skidmore College volleyball team went 4-0 to win the Union Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The Thoroughbreds were a perfect 12-0 in games, sweeping Cortland, Utica, Hartwick and Sage. The team's record now stands at 9-1.

Sophomore Carolyn Bottelier was named co-performer of the week after totaling 42 kills, 13 assists, six serving aces, 29 digs and three blocks with a 1.000 reception percentage in 29 attempts. She was also named to the All-Tournament team.

The team next plays on Oct. 1 at the Oneonta Red Dragon Invitational.

Field Hockey

No. 14 ranked Skidmore field hockey moved to 4-1 on Wednesday after fending off SUNY Oneonta, 5-2.

First year Kelly Blackhurst had three goals, giving her six on the season, coming just after earning co-rookie of the week honors for her performance against Union on Saturday.

The team will next play on Sept. 24, when they host No. 14 William Smith at Thoroughbred Field.

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