Women's Tennis Honors Seniors, Falls to UMass Boston

Women's Tennis Honors Seniors, Falls to UMass Boston

CASTLETON, Vt. -- The Castleton University women's tennis team honored its seniors Tuesday afternoon as it took on UMass Boston at the Castleton Tennis Courts. The Spartans (3-9, 1-7 LEC) fought hard but ultimately fell 9-0 to the Beacons (11-1, 6-1 LEC).

With over 60 singles wins between the three seniors, Megan Nadler, Alexis Curley and Emily Miller were honored as they stepped on the Castleton Tennis Courts for the very last time.

Starting off with doubles, the Beacons jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead. The first flight of Nadler and Regina Marchese dropped an 8-0 decision while the second flight of Miller and Aliza Bogner fell 8-1. The third flight of Grace Sharkey and Curley collected the most wins as they fell to Chloe Gates and Evangelia Vassiliadis, 8-3.

The Spartans fought hard during singles action but were unable to collect any wins. At first singles, Nadler dropped a 6-0, 6-1 decision to Amy Drame. Miller competed at second singles and fell 6-0, 6-0 to Katie Gauthier. Megan Hunt fought hard at third singles but fell 6-1, 6-1. Marchese was broken once in the first set and fell 6-4, 6-0 to Meaghan Moriarty. Sharkey won the most games as she fell 6-3, 6-4 at fifth singles. Curley rounded out the scoring for the Spartans as she fell 6-0, 6-0 to Shelby Parent at sixth singles. 

Nadler joined the team as a freshman in 2016 as she recorded seven singles wins and helped the Spartans to a 7-8 overall record and a 4-3 record in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC). She would increase her win total in the 2017 season as she recorded 13 singles wins and only losing once to lead the Spartans. The team finished in second place at the conclusion of the regular season and made it to the NAC Semifinals. As Castleton moved over to the Little East Conference (LEC) in 2018, Nadler recorded six singles wins while also competing at first doubles with Kirsten Kruk. The duo would collect six wins together. Nadler has won three singles matches during the 2019 season while tallying three doubles wins.

Miller also played well as a first-year player for the Spartans. She competed at both fifth and sixth singles and recorded six wins. Miller would also increase her win total during the 2017 season as she posted an 8-4 record in singles while recording six NAC wins. She also tallied seven doubles wins and she was named to the All-NAC Second Doubles Team. In the 2018 season, Miller collected two singles wins and one doubles win after the Spartans transitioned to the LEC. So far during her senior season, Miller is tied for the most singles wins on the team with four while also collecting three doubles wins.

During her freshman year, Curley collected three doubles wins. She saw an increase in wins during the 2017 season as she collected seven singles wins while competing at fifth and sixth singles. With eight doubles wins she earned All-NAC Second Doubles Team honors. Curley recorded five singles wins and four doubles wins during the 2018 season. During her senior season, Curley has tallied three singles wins and three doubles wins.  

Women's tennis will return to action on Saturday, October 12 as it will conclude the 2019 season. The Spartans will travel to Danbury, Connecticut to take on Western Connecticut State with the match slated to begin at 1 p.m.