Becker takes home second consecutive NAC Women's Tennis title with 12 points

 Castleton, VT-The Becker College women’s tennis team took home its second-consecutive North Atlantic Conference women’s tennis championship, collecting 12 points to best the four-team field.

Host, Castleton State College, wound up second with 10 points, while Bay Path finished third with 7.5 and Johnson State fourth with 1.5.

Bay Path College’s Raquel Babeu took home the individual championship in first-flight singles, winning 7-5, 6-1 over Becker’s Allison Flynn.

In second-flight singles it was Becker’s Catie Sivret earning the win with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Castleton’s Jamie Olson.

Colleen Murphy won a marathon battle in third-flight singles, 6-1, 2-6,
11-9 over Bay Path’s Julie Bendzin.

Bay Path also took home fourth-flight singles as Kara Fox defeated Becker’s Danielle Stryker 6-3, 6-1.

Castleton collected fifth and sixth flight singles as Mary Kay Capone and Meg Kucynski-Sherwin each wrapped up undefeated seasons with their wins. Capone defeated Becker’s Mandy Kennedy 3-6, 6-0, 7-5 while Kuczynski-Sherwin defeated Becker’s Kristina Drabkowski 7-5, 6-2.

In doubles action Becker won two out of three which would prove to be the winning edge. Flynn and Sivret teamed to defeat Castleton’s Olson and Kim Allen in the first flight 8-3. In second flight it was Murphy and Stryker taking down Castleton’s Charla Klaas and Emily Hallett 8-6.

Castleton would win third-flight doubles 8-5 as Capone and Kuczynski-Sherwin defeated Bay Path’s Cristina Ruiz and Yolian Ortiz.

 The tournament culminated with the announcement of the all-conference team, including Team Sportsmanship Award, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year honors. All awards were based on conference coaches voting.

Women’s Tennis All-Conference:

Singles First Team:
Kim Allen-Sr., Castleton
Raquel Babeu-Jr., Bay Path
Julia Bendzin-So., Bay Path
Allison Flynn-Jr., Becker
Charla Klaas-So., Castleton
Jamie Olson-Sr., Castleton

Doubles First Team:
Allison Flynn-Jr./Catie Sivret-Fr., Becker Charla Klaas-So./Emily Hallett-Jr., Castleton Jamie Olson-Sr./Kim Allen-Sr., Castleton

Singles Honorable Mention:
Colleen Murphy-Sr., Becker
Chelsie O’Connell-Jr., Johnson State
Catie Sivret-Fr., Becker

Doubles Honorable Mention:
Julia Bendzin-So.,/Kara Fox-So., Bay Path Danielle Stryker-Fr.,/Colleen Murphy-Sr., Becker

Player of the Year:
Raquel Babeu-Jr., Bay Path

Rookie of the Year:
Kim Allen-Sr., Castleton

Coach of the Year:
Nelson Murray, Johnson State

Sportsmanship Award:
Bay Path College


Becker leads NAC Women's Tennis Championships after day one

Castleton, VT-The Becker College women’s tennis team took home seven points in the North Atlantic Conference Women’s Tennis Championships on day one to lead the event.

Host, Castleton State College, currently stands in second with six points, while Bay Path is currently third with four points. Johnson State was shut-out on day one, and looks to gain ground in the consolation events on day-two.

Castleton’s Kim Allen and Becker’s Colleen Murphy are locked in a suspended #3 singles match due to rain. Murphy currently leads 4-2 in the first set, with the seventh game tied at 15-15.

#1 seeded Raquel Babeu from Bay Path and #2 Allison Flynn of Becker will square off tomorrow for the conference championship in first flight singles. Second flight singles likewise held seeds as Becker’s Catie Sivret (#1) will take on Castleton’s Jamie Olson (#2). #1 seed Julie Bendzin awaits her opponent in tomorrow’s third-flight championship while Danielle Stryker (#1 Becker) will take on #2 Kara Fox (Bay Path) in the fourth flight championship. Top seed Mary Kay Capone (Castleton) will take on second-seeded Mandy Kennedy (Becker) in the fifth flight.

The sixth flight produced the only upset in singles competition as Becker’s Kristina Drabkowski (#3) will take top-seeded Meg Kuczynski-Sherwin (#1) in the championship.

The top seeds held in first flight doubles as #1 Allison Flynn and Catie Sivret of Becker will take on Kim Allen and Jamie Olson (#2 Castleton). In second flight doubles action Castleton’s Charla Klaas and Emily Hallet (#1) will take #3 Colleen Murphy and Danielle Stryker of Becker. Finally, in third flight doubles it will be #1 seed Cristina Ruiz and Yolian Ortiz of Bay Path taking on Mary Kay Capone and Meg Kuczynski-Sherwin (#2 Castleton).

The consolation and finals rounds will kick off tomorrow morning at 9:00 am.

Castleton to host NAC Women's Tennis Championship

Castleton State College will host the North Atlantic Conference Women's Tennis Championships this weekend, October 20-21. The flighted event features individuals from Bay Path, Becker, Johnson State and host Castleton.

Seeding was determined by comparison of conference records. The top seed will play the fourth seed to open play while the second seed will meet the third seed. Winners will advance to the flight championship. Points are awarded for each victory; one point for a win in the championship bracket and a half point for a consolation victory. A team champion will be determined by total points earned.

Competition will be held on campus at Castleton State College if weather permits. If the event is moved indoors matches will be held at the Grand Slam Tennis Center in Rutland, Vt.


 #1 Singles
1 Raquel Babeau (BPC)
2 Allison Flynn (BEC)
3 Charla Klaas (CSC)
4 Kristine Morris (JSC)

#2 Singles
1 Catie Sivret (BEC)
2 Jamie Olson (CSC)
3 Chelsie O'Connell (JSC)
4 Catherine Falkowski (BPC)

#3 Singles
1 Julia Bendzin (BPC)
2 Colleen Murphy (BEC)
3 Kim Allen (CSC)
4 Laura Wnuk (JSC)

#4 Singles
1 Danielle Stryker (BEC)
2 Kara Fox (BPC)
3 Emily Hallett (CSC)
4 Nicole Hamilton (JSC)

#5 Singles
1 Mary Kay Capone (CSC)
2 Mandy Kennedy (BEC)
3 Cristina Ruiz (BPC)
4 Lindsey Simmons (JSC)

#6 Singles
1 Meg Kuczynski-Sherwin (CSC)
2 Carolina Ynguanzon (BPC)
3 Kristina Drabkowski (BEC)
4 Zerissa Hibbard (JSC)

#1 Doubles
1 Flynn/Sivret (BEC)
2 Olson/Allen (CSC)
3 Morris/O'Connell (JSC)
4 Babeau/Falkowski (BPC)

#2 Doubles
1 Klaas/Hallett (CSC)
2 Bendzin/Fox (BPC)
3 Murphy/Stryker(BEC)
4 Hamilton/Wnuk (JSC)

#3 Doubles
1 Ruiz/Ortiz (BPC)
2 Capone/Kuczynski-Sherwin (CSC)
3 Kennedy/Oriol (BEC)
4 Simmons/Hibbard (JSC)