PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Seth Marcil, Castleton
(Jr. - Brattleboro, Vt.)
Marcil collected four wins this week, as the Spartans knocked off Sage and Lyndon to improve to 6-0 on the year. The junior went a perfect 2-0 with a pair of straight-sets victories in top-flight singles play, while teaming up with Kevin Rosset and Tyler Wilcox to pick up a pair of victories in the No. 1 and 2 doubles flights.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Soren Pelz-Walsh, Castleton
(Sr. - Dummerston, Vt.)
Pelz-Walsh picked up four wins in all competitions this week to help the Spartans take down Sage and Lyndon. The senior notched a pair of straight-sets victories in the No. 2 and 3 singles slots, while teaming up with Quentin Barthe to record back-to-back victories in doubles play, including an 8-0 victory in the top-flight at Sage.
AROUND THE NAC EAST
Castleton (6-0, 1-0 NAC) maintained its perfect start to the season by knocking off the Sage Gators and Lyndon Hornets. The Spartans delivered a dominating performance at Sage without dropping a single point to earn a 9-0 victory. The squad followed that up with a 9-0 victory in the team's NAC opener against Lyndon. The Spartans hits the road this week, as they travel to Maine to face off with the Thomas Terriers and the Southern Maine Huskies on Saturday and Sunday.
Colby-Sawyer did not compete last week. The Chargers will return to the court this Saturday at Colby before hosting Wheaton on Sunday.
Green Mountain split a pair of non-conference games last week. On Saturday, the Eagles were defeated by Norwich, 7-2. Green Mountain rebounded against Sage on Sunday, taking the match 7-2. Connor Braden led the team with four victories, two each in singles and doubles action.
Johnson State went 0-2 on the week, after dropping matches to Norwich and Thomas, both 9-0. With the losses, the Badgers drop to 0-5 on the year and 0-1 in the conference. Johnson will travel to Thomas for a NAC contest on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.
Lyndon went 0-2 this past week with a conference loss at Castleton Saturday before losing a non-conference match with Thomas on Sunday. The Hornets host Norwich Wednesday before a conference match at home against Green Mountain.
MCLA fell to visiting Western New England on Sunday, 9-0, moving the Trailblazers to 0-2 on the young season. MCLA is back in action on Thursday when the team plays host to Rhode Island College at 3:30 p.m. and then travels to Johnson State on Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. match.
Thomas went 2-0 last week, defeating Johnson State 9-0 in conference play and Lyndon 8-1 in non-conference action. The Terriers will host Johnson in a non-conference matchup on Wednesday and Castleton on Saturday in NAC action, before closing out the week at Rhode Island College.