WATERVILLE, Maine. – The Castleton University men's tennis team has been ranked in a tie for second by the North Atlantic Conference men's tennis coaches in the annual preseason poll as released by the league office on Tuesday.
Sitting behind only six-time consecutive league champion Colby-Sawyer College (36), the Spartans received 27 points. Neck-and-neck with Castleton, Thomas College accumulated just as many points (27) to put the two teams in a tie for second.
Castleton and Thomas will meet in their only match of the regular season in Waterville, Maine on 11 a.m. on March 31.
Last season, Colby-Sawyer (6-0 NAC), Thomas (5-1 NAC) and Castleton (4-2 NAC) finished as the top 3 in the league standings. Joined by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in the NAC East championship tournament, the Spartans fell to Thomas 5-4 in the semis.
Rounding out the rankings behind MCLA's 16 points in fourth is Lyndon State (11) and Johnson State (9).
Bruce Moreton will lead the Spartans in his 18th year at the helm as the squad brings back Quentin Barth, an All-NAC recognized athlete in 2017. Having already kicked off the season with a nonconference win at Lyndon State, the Spartans next face Johnson State at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
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