The Castleton State College men’s tennis team is continuing its dominance in the North Atlantic Conference after defeating Thomas College 8-1 on April 17, improving its overall record to 9-2 and its conference record to 7-0.The Spartans had five players with singles victories. The only singles loss for Castleton came in the number one spot where Thomas’s Jeremy Cliff defeated Sophomore Willie Levine 6-1, 6-1.
Levine quickly bounced back combining efforts with Senior Greg Kloper to win the first doubles match, though. Juniors Justin Garritt and Eric Slosek and Freshmen Kevin Eisenberg and Corey Kimball were also victorious in doubles action.
According to Coach Bruce Moreton, the team was not too concerned about the match. He said Thomas has the best two players in the conference, but one of the players was unable to make the trip to Vermont. The rest of their team, according to Moreton is young and inexperienced. Thomas was only able to bring five players and had to forfeit number six singles and number three doubles.
Moreton says Lyndon is going to be the team to beat in the conference.
“Lyndon presents us with our main competition in the conference,” he said. “Although we defeated them 7-2 early in the season, they have an experienced team with four seniors and two very good freshmen.”
Unfortunately for Castleton, the match against Lyndon that was originally scheduled for April 18 was postponed.
Moreton is very excited about the upcoming NAC tournament and is hoping to bring home the team’s fifth consecutive championship. He says his team will continue to work hard everyday to reach this goal.
The Spartans are set to face Sage College on April 22 in their last game before the start of the NAC tournament.