PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sergio Spassof, Colby-Sawyer
(So, No.2/No.4 - Pallini, Greece)
Sergio won all four of his matches in the NAC East Division tournament on his way to being named Tournament MVP. He began with a 6-2, 6-1 win over the No. 4 player from Lyndon and added an 8-1 win at No. 2 doubles. In the title match, Sergio did not drop a game at No. 4 singles winning 6-0, 6-0 over a player from Thomas. Sergio picked up another 8-1 win at No. 2 doubles to help the Chargers win their second straight NAC East Division championship.
NEW LONDON, N.H. – April 27, 2013 – The Colby-Sawyer men's tennis team defeated Thomas College 9-0 in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) East Division Championship to advance to the NAC Final for the second straight season. The Chargers will play the winner of the NAC West Division on May 5 at Tri-City fitness in Latham, New York.
Colby-Sawyer jumped out to a 3-0 advantage after doubles play in the championship. The No. 1 team of Nathan Taschereau and Reeve Fidler dispatched Tyler Small and Eric Morin 8-5. Justin Pinard and Sergio Spassof defeated Joseph Greco and Caleb Mora 8-1 at No. 2 doubles. The third doubles team of Clay Allen and Paul Holland won 8-1 over Gershom Renee and Dakota Duplissie.
Taschereau had to battle to win his first set over Morin, 7-5, but then took the straight sets victory with a 6-1 win in the second. Tyler Small gave the Terriers their best chance to steal a point in the No. 2 slot forcing the match to go three sets with Pinard. After splitting the first two sets, Pinard took the match with a 10-5 win in the tie break. Allen, Spassof, Fidler and Holland all cruised to straight sets victories to secure the Chargers second straight NAC East Division crown.
NAC East Division All-Tournament Team
Colby-Sawyer – Sergio Spassof (MVP)
Colby-Sawyer - Reeve Fidler
Thomas - Eric Morin
Thomas - Tyler Small
Castleton - Adam McCaffery
Lyndon - Michael Howard