DANBURY, Conn. – Playing in its first-ever Little East Conference match, the Castleton University women's tennis team remained competitive as it eventually fell 6-3 at Western Connecticut State University on Saturday afternoon at the Westside Courts.
Castleton falls to 2-2 on the season overall and to 0-1 in the Little East Conference, while Western Connecticut improves to 1-2 and 1-0.
Facing a new opponent, Castleton held its own as the Spartans battled with the WestConn Colonials throughout doubles and singles. Dropping the first two doubles' pairings, the third flight of Alexis Curley and Megan Hunt put Castleton on the board.
Curley and Hunt continued to battle on behalf of the Spartans, clinching their singles' pairings to score all three points for Castleton.
Taking the second set to force a decisive third, Miller pushed the WestConn player to the brink. Competing in a pro-set format – the first player to eight, win by two games – the players stayed tied through 10 games. At that point, Miller and Warkosi played a dramatic 10-point tiebreaker, which went in favor of the Colonial.
Women's tennis returns to the courts as it hosts Worcester State at 4 p.m. on Tuesday in another Little East Conference contest.
1) Emma Chapman/Carole Allers (WC) def. Megan Nadler/Kirsten Kruk 8-2
2) Sarah Warkosl/Poona Dudhedia (WC) def Rebecca Corsette/ Grace Sharkey 8-2
3) Alexis Curley/Megan Hunt (C) def. Clare Callahan/Carolina Albano 8-2
1) Emma Chapman (WC) def. Megan Nadler def. 6-3,6-1
2) Carole Allers (WC) def. Kirsten Kruk 6-2,7-6 (5)
3) Sarah Warkosi def. Emily Miller 7-5,2-6,12-10
4) Poona Dunhedia (WC) def. Rebecca Corsette 6-1, 6-0
5) Megan Hunt (C) def. Gabriella Orsini 6-0,6-2
6) Alexis Curley (C) def. Rachel Schofield 7-5,6-3
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