The Castleton State College women’s tennis team traveled to Troy, Ny. last Tuesday and lost to Sage College 7-2. They lost five of six single matches and two of three double matches. Each match was hard fought though, including two single matches that went to third set tie breakers for juniors Olga McIntyre and Kaydeen Juaire.
Sophomore Sara Novenstern fought her way to win the only singles point for Castleton against Sage College’s Erin Duffy.
McIntyre and Kaydeen Juaire together notched the Spartans’ only doubles win of the day 8-1. Playing at second doubles, that is the second consecutive win for the pair.
This season, there are only three returning players on the seven- woman roster and sophomore Ruby Bushey is staying positive.
“Even though the team is still learning the dynamics of being a team here in the early part of the season, we have good team chemistry,” she said.
When asked about which match is the most anticipated, she responded with NAC rival, Colby Sawyer. Though they have some time before the October 5 showdown, it is already on every player’s mind driving them from one match to the next.
Even though the squad has started this season with a 0-4 record, they still have eight more matches before post season play.
They will take on the visiting panthers of Plymouth State today at 4 p.m.