PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dylan Cherko, Lyndon
(Jr. - Manchester, Conn.)
Cherko helped the Hornets earn their first victory of 2017, as the team Wheelock College, 6-3 Sunday evening. The junior teamed up with Michael Sigsbury in second flight doubles to grab an 8-2 victory before posting his first shutout in a 6-0, 6-0 win in fourth flight singles.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Ryan Chasse, Thomas
(Fr. - Fort Kent, Maine)
Chasse finished the week a perfect 4-0 at No. 1 singles and doubles this week as Thomas went 2-0 in non-conference action. In a victory over Johnson State, the rookie teamed with doubles partner Zachary Disch to win 8-3, and then claimed an 8-1 win in singles. Chase continued his strong play with an 8-1 victory in doubles and a 6-2, 6-0 win in singles against Rhode Island College.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton dropped its only match of the week, falling to Norwich, 6-3, on the road. It was the first loss of the season for Castleton, as the Spartans won just one doubles match and two singles matches. Castleton is now 4-1 overall, and will host Sage on Thursday.
Colby-Sawyer dropped its only match of last week to Nichols, 8-1, in a rematch of last year's NCAA First Round. Dean Boodakian recorded the lone Chargers' point with a three-set victory at the fifth singles flight. The Chargers will resume action on Saturday with a conference opener at MCLA.
Green Mountain posted a 7-2 win over Johnson State on Sunday to extend its modest winning streak to three games. Truman Cressey, Kei Sako, and Javier Lugris led the way with a pair of victories between their doubles and singles matches. The Eagles will open up conference play this Saturday when they host Lyndon.
Johnson State went 0-2 on the weekend, with non-conference losses to Thomas and Green Mountain. The Badgers will host Norwich on Wednesday before traveling to Thomas for their first NAC match on Saturday.
Lyndon finished the week 1-0. The Hornets captured their first win of the season after topping Wheelock 6-3 Sunday evening. Ken Niemann picked up his first collegiate singles victory 6-1, 6-0 in the fifth flight. Lyndon begins conference play on Saturday at Green Mountain.
MCLA was scheduled to open the 2017 spring season against Becker on Sunday, but the match was postponed. The Trailblazers will host Colby-Sawyer to start NAC play this Saturday with the first serve at 1:00 p.m.
Thomas went 2-0 on the week in non-conference action as they returned from a spring trip. The Terriers began by sweeping Johnson State, 9-0, and winning big over Rhode Island College, 8-1. Their next match will on Saturday, April 1, as they host Johnson State for their first conference contest.