CASTLETON, Vt. – The Spartans swept doubles before claiming five of six singles matches to earn an 8-1 conference victory over visiting Husson University on Saturday afternoon.
Castleton improves to 6-4 and 3-1 in the North Atlantic Conference, while the Eagles fall to 4-2 and suffer their first league loss (3-1) at the Castleton Courts.
Following a pair of wins at second and third singles, Ciara Bannister and Kirsten Kruk took a major stride toward the overall victory in the top team spot. The duo was able to outlast the Eagles' team of Sarah Smith and Charlotte Bednarz in extra play by a score of 9-7. Bannister and Kruk improve to 5-3 on the year in the number one doubles position.
In singles competition, Megan Nadler continued her impressive season by getting another victory under her belt. The Rutland, Vt. native moved to 9-1 with a comprehensive straight-set 6-3, 6-1 win against Bednarz.
The Eagles lone point came at fifth singles where Samantha Dubay battled with Castleton's Danarose Weaver before coming away with a 6-3, 7-5 triumph.
Women's tennis returns to the courts at 11 a.m. on Sunday. They will wrap up their conference weekend doubleheader by hosting Thomas College.
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