Game, set, match! Two Thoroughbred teams take home titles
Skidmore’s men’s and women’s tennis teams have each clinched Liberty League championships, advancing to the upcoming NCAA tournaments.
The dual victories — the women’s team won 5-1 against Vassar and the men shut out RPI 5-0 — came at the end of seasons and an academic year shaped by COVID-19.
“This is a moment of celebration for our tennis players but also for all our student-athletes, who worked hard, never giving up despite all the challenges of the past year,” said Gail Cummings-Danson, assistant vice president for student affairs and director of athletics.
Women clinch 10th consecutive title
After winning a ninth straight title in 2019 only to have the 2020 season canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the top-seeded women’s tennis team resumed their unprecedented title run with a 10th consecutive Liberty League championship, defeating second-seeded Vassar on Saturday, May 8.
Skidmore (7-1) earned the Liberty League's automatic bid into round two of the three-round, single-elimination NCAA Division III Tournament. They play North Central College (14-5) in Rome, Georgia, at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 15.
Men upset top seed
The third-seeded Skidmore College men's tennis team avenged its only loss from the season in earning a 5-0 victory over top-seeded Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Sunday, May 9. This is the team’s eighth Liberty League title.
Skidmore (6-1) earned the Liberty League's automatic bid into round two of the three-round, single-elimination NCAA Division III Tournament. They play Southern Virginia University (12-5) in Rome, Georgia, at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 14.
A big weekend for the Thoroughbreds
Skidmore softball also played this weekend, securing its place as a No. 4 seed in the Liberty League tournament after finishing regular season play with an 11-8 record. This is the team's first tournament appearance since 2017. Players will face the University of Rochester in a semifinal game on Wednesday in Rochester.
Skidmore baseball wrapped up its season with a split doubleheader against St. Lawrence on Sunday, May 9. The team finished 6-6 in Liberty League play.
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