Colby-Sawyer Captures NAC East Men’s Tennis Tournament Title
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For the seventh-consecutive year, Colby-Sawyer won the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) East Division Men's Tennis Title, defeating Thomas, 5-0, Saturday afternoon at Mac-Sam Tennis Center.
Colby-Sawyer improves to 8-10, while Thomas falls to 12-5.
The doubles sets were competitive, but the Chargers came out on top in all three, starting with the number one doubles team of Gustav Jigrup and Nick Mathieu defeating Ryan Chasse and Zachary Disch, 8-4. Both the number two doubles squad of Cam Lynch and Matt Burke and the number three doubles team of Andrew Peloquin and Alex Wright won their sets by an 8-6 count.
Mathieu, the MVP of the tournament, earned the Chargers' fourth point with a straight-set victory over Ross Munn at number two singles (6-1, 6-0). Burke, also on the All-Tournament Team, clinched the match and the title for Colby-Sawyer with a straight-set victory at number four singles (6-4, 6-1).
The NAC East All-Tournament Team also included Burke of Colby-Sawyer, Chasse and Disch of Thomas, Aaron Goldsmith of MCLA, and Quentin Barthe of Castleton.
Colby-Sawyer will go on to represent the NAC Eastern Division in the 2018 Crossover Championship with the Western Division next Sunday, May 6 at the Tri-City Tennis Club in Latham, N.Y. The winner of that contest will earn a spot into the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Tournament.
Quentin Barthe – Castleton
Matt Burke – Colby-Sawyer
Ryan Chasse – Thomas
Zachary Disch – Thomas
Aaron Goldsmith – MCLA
Cam Lynch – Colby-Sawyer
Nick Mathieu – Colby-Sawyer (MVP)
2018 NAC EAST MEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Match 1 - No. 1 Colby-Sawyer 6, No. 4 Castleton 0
Match 2 - No. 2 Thomas 7, No. 3 MCLA 0
Match 3 - No. 1 Colby-Sawyer 5, No. 2 Thomas 0