PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Gustav Jigrup, Colby-Sawyer
(Jr. - Gothenburg, Vastra Frolunda, Sweden)
Jigrup won all four of his singles matches at the top flight and went 3-1 at No. 1 doubles in a 3-1 week for the Chargers. In a close 5-4 team loss to Gordon, Jigrup picked up a win over the Scots' top player who has 14 wins on the season. Jigrup then helped the Chargers to three straight 9-0 wins over Green Mountain, Castleton and Thomas by winning his No. 1 singles matches in straight sets. He also earned two doubles wins with Alex Wright at the top spot and one with Matt Burke in the second spot.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Matt Burke, Colby-Sawyer
(Fr. - Milford, Conn.)
Burke won all five of his matches he played in a 3-1 week for Colby-Sawyer. He earned a pair of victories in the team's 9-0 win over Green Mountain at No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles. Burke then recorded victories at No. 5 singles and No. 2 doubles with Gustav Jigrup in a 9-0 win at Castleton. The freshman rounded out the week with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 5 in a 9-0 win over Thomas.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton split its two matches on the week, sweeping Green Mountain on Tuesday before falling 9-0 to Colby-Sawyer on Saturday. The Spartans earned the No. 3 seed in the NAC East Division Championship on Saturday at Colby-Sawyer and will take on Thomas in the semifinals.
Colby-Sawyer went 3-1 in the final week of the regular season. After dropping a close 5-4 non-conference match at Gordon, the Chargers earned three 9-0 wins in conference action over Green Mountain, Castleton and Thomas. Colby-Sawyer secured the top seed in the NAC East tournament and will be the host on Saturday.
Green Mountain went 1-4 this week in an action packed week of tennis. The Eagles posted losses to Castleton, Norwich, Colby-Sawyer and MCLA while registering a win against Johnson State.
Johnson State went 0-2 this week with conference losses to Lyndon and Green Mountain. The Badgers conclude their season with a non-conference match at Lyndon on Wednesday.
Lyndon finished the week 1-1. The Hornets nailed their first conference win over Johnson State taking the match 5-4 on Tuesday, but suffered a conference loss to Thomas on Saturday. Lyndon will host Johnson State on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. for Senior Day.
MCLA went 2-1 this past week. The Trailblazers picked up a 9-0 win over Sage, dropped a 9-0 match to Western New England and finished the week with a big 9-0 conference victory over Green Mountain. MCLA earned the No. 4 seed in the upcoming NAC East Tournament and will take on top-seeded Colby-Sawyer in the Semifinals on Saturday.
Thomas wrapped up the regular season on the road this week, finishing 1-1 in conference action. The Terriers earned their ninth-straight victory with a 9-0 win over Lyndon on Saturday. The streak was snapped the following day in a shutout loss to Colby-Sawyer on Sunday. The Terriers will begin the NAC East Tournament as the No. 2 seed on Saturday, April 29, as they take on No. 3 Castleton at Colby-Sawyer.