Over the past two weeks, the women’s tennis team played Sage College and conference rival UMass-Dartmouth, losing both matches.
Megan Nadler and Alexis Curley scored wins (Nadler: 6-2, 6-4, Curley: 6-3, 5-7, 10-8), with Curley’s match ending with a third set tiebreaker victory. Overall the team fell 7-2 against Sage.
Despite a 9-0 loss against UMass-Dartmouth on Sept. 21, both Emily Miller and Megan Nadler played close matches. Miller’s results were 6-2, 6-4, and Nadler’s results were 6-4, 6-4. In doubles column, both Megan Hunt/Emily Miller and Grace Sharkey/Alexis Curley came close to defeating UMass-Dartmouth with Hunt/Miller losing 8-6 and Sharkey/Curley going down 8-5.
After Saturday’s match, the team’s record sits at 2-5 overall and 0-3 in the Little East Conference. The Spartans return to the courts on Saturday against Rhode Island College in LEC action.
The Spartans finished the week with a record of 4-5 as they ended up dropping their first conference matchup of the year against UMass Boston on Friday.
They were swept in three straight sets.
Castleton would end up bouncing back less than 24 hours later defeating Mass Maritime in four sets before being swept once again in their next match against Suffolk.
Freshman Lizzie Goodrich led the Spartans this past weekend with 33 total aces and 12 kills in their win over Mass Maritime. She would also add 18 aces in the loss to Suffolk.
The Spartans will look to get back on track this Saturday as they play a doubleheader beginning at 10 a.m. when they welcome Southern Maine and Paul Smith College to Glenbrook Gymnasium.
The Spartans participated in the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational this past Saturday.
The eight-kilometer race saw junior Gannon McKearin place 52nd out of 257 runners. He finished with a time of 26:54.15, which was 23 seconds faster than his time at the same event last year.
Senior Jared Wheeler was the next Spartan to finish, coming in 73rd place. Castleton was unable to finish in the top five for the event.
The top five schools were Worcester Polytechnic Institute, UMass Lowell, Trinity, Franklin Pierce and Southern Maine.
The Spartans race again this Friday during the Vermont State Meet, which will be hosted by Castleton University this year. The men’s race is scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m.
Senior Kaylyn Crompton led the Spartans during the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational last Saturday. She finished in 61st place out of the 263 runners.
Giselle Rainwater, a freshman runner, participated in her first U-Mass-Dartmouth Invitational and placed 128th with a time of 21:10.26. Junior Lydia Maier finished 10 spots behind Rainwater with a time of 21:21.23.
The women faced the same fate as the men at the invitational, not placing in the top five. The top five schools were Holy Cross, Mount Holyoke, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Trinity, and St. Anselm.
The women’s team will join the men for the Vermont State Meet this Saturday. Their race will begin at 4:30 p.m.
The Spartans faced another defeat against Bowdoin this past Saturday. Bowdoin won all three 20-minute 10 v. 10 games. The first game ended 28-10, the second 33-5 and the third 15-10.
Junior Julia May was able to score four tries for the Spartans, but it wasn’t enough to lift them over the Polar Bears of Bowdoin during any of the three games.
After the Spartans’ strong start to the year, they have lost three straight and sit at 1-3.
The team will return to action this Sunday for their home-opener as they take on in-state rival Norwich at 1 p.m