PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Aaron Goldsmith, MCLA (Sr. - Mattapan, Mass.)
Goldsmith went 4-0 on the week, as MCLA went 2-0 against conference opponents. In a non-conference win over Lyndon, the senior playing at the No. 1 flight, earned a straight set singles victory, 6-3, 6-2, and an 8-2 doubles win. He then recorded a 6-2, 6-4 singles win and an 8-4 doubles victory over Castleton in a NAC East matchup.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton fell in its only match of the week, a grinding 5-4 battle at conference opponent MCLA on Saturday. Three Spartans collected straight-set victories in singles during the match. Castleton returns to action in the final week of the regular season with three matches, beginning with its rescheduled home contest against Norwich at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
Colby-Sawyer went 1-2 in a tough last week. The Chargers began action with a 6-3 loss to Division II Saint Anselm, rebounded with a 9-0 win over Lyndon, but fell to No. 6 Middlebury 9-0 to end the week. The Chargers will play three conference matches this week against MCLA, Thomas and Castleton.
Johnson fell to Thomas in the teams only match of the week on Saturday. The Badgers will close out their regular season this week, visiting Lyndon on Wednesday and hosting Western New England and MCLA on Friday and Sunday.
Lyndon dropped a non-conference match to MCLA, 9-0, on Wednesday. The Hornets also fell 9-0 to Colby-Sawyer in a NAC matchup on Saturday.
MCLA picked up a pair of wins last week, defeating both Lyndon and Castleton in conference action. The Trailblazers were scheudled to play Colby-Sawyer today, but the match has been postponned and will take on Rhode Island Thursday and Johnson on Sunday.
Thomas extended its winning streak to seven matches as they went 2-0 over the weekend. On Saturday, the Terriers swept Johnson 9-0 in conference play followed by another 9-0 win at home on Sunday against SUNY Delhi. The team will face the defending conference champions in Colby-Sawyer at home on Saturday.