PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Seth Marcil, Castleton
(Sr. - Brattleboro, Vt.)
Marcil had an impressive week for the Spartans, dropping just one point throughout an entire match against Green Mountain. The senior led the way in an 8-1 win in doubles action against the Eagles' top duo, before earning a 6-0, 6-0 win at the No. 1 flight. Marcil moves to 2-1 in singles and 3-0 in doubles this season with the victories.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Jared Wheeler, Castleton
(Fr. - Coventry, R.I.)
Wheeler continued his strong play early in the season for Castleton, picking up a pair of wins as the Spartans swept Green Mountain. The rookie started out the day with an 8-0 victory in No. 2 doubles action with partner Tyler Wilcox, before cruising to a 6-0, 6-2 win over the Eagles No. 4 singles player. The wins were the first official victories of Wheeler's career, coming in impressive fashion as he dropped just two points in total on the day.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton picked up a convincing 9-0 victory in its only contest of the week, defeating Green Mountain in a non-conference battle on Saturday. The Spartans dropped just one point during doubles play, winning the three sets 8-1, 8-0 and 8-0. Castleton then swept singles action, with Seth Marcil winning 6-0, 6-0 in top-flight singles action, and Ryan Mulder and Spencer Butter each winning 6-0, 6-1 in their respective flights. The Spartans are now 3-0 on the young campaign and host Johnson State in a non-conference match on Saturday.
Colby-Sawyer has played a pair of tough dual matches to open the second semester with losses against nationally ranked MIT and a strong RPI squad. The Chargers will continue a tough stretch of matches this week against nationally ranked Amherst among several other teams at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida.
Green Mountain opened its 2017 slate by splitting a pair of non-conference matches against Castleton and SUNY Delhi. On Saturday, the team dropped a 9-0 decision to the Spartans before earning their first win of the season against Delhi, 6-3. The Eagles were led by Truman Cressey and Kei Sako who both tallied a pair of wins. GMC will be back in action this Saturday when it travels to Lyndon for a non-conference match at 1:00 p.m.
Johnson State will open the 2017 season on Saturday, as the Badgers visit Castleton for a non-conference match.
Lyndon started off the the season 0-2, as the Hornets fell to Castleton in a non-conference match 8-1 before taking a 9-0 loss at Norwich on Thursday. Lyndon will host Green Mountain for a non-conference match on Saturday.
MCLA will open the 2017 spring season on Sunday, March 26, against Becker.
Thomas split the first two matchups of the 2017 season as the Terriers traveled to Hilton Head, S.C. The team opened Saturday with an 8-1 loss to Western New England, but then bounced back Sunday with an 8-1 rout over Wisconsin Lutheran College. Thomas will continue to play south taking on Nazareth, St. Mary's (Md.), and Greenville.