STOWE, VT. – The Johnson State College men's tennis team fell to Castleton University 9-0 on Saturday afternoon in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) match at Top Notch.
The Badgers go to 1-6 on the season and 0-2 in the NAC while the Spartans move to 6-1 (1-0 NAC).
The Spartans took a 3-0 sweep of doubles pairings. Gerrit Lane (Moretown, Vt.) and Richie Perez (Belmont, N.H.) fell in first flight doubles 8-0, while Alex Harcourt (Colton, N.Y.) and Benjamin Holl (Philadelphia, Pa.) fell in the No. 2 position, 8-1. Brady Rainville (Danville, Vt.) and Evan Daigneault (Newfane, Vt.) ended doubles with an 8-0 defeat.
Castleton took all six matches of singles play. Lane fell in No. 1 singles 6-2, 6-0. Harcourt dropped number two singles 6-0, 6-0. In third flight singles action, Perez was bested 6-1, 6-1.
Rainville fell in his No. 4 singles match 6-0, 6-1. Quinn Lambert (Joppatowne, Md.) and Holl finished off singles with losses in No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.
Johnson will host Colby-Sawyer on Sunday, April 9th in a NAC match at 2:00 p.m. at Top Notch.