RUTLAND, Vt. - In the second semifinal of the 2018 NAC East Men's Tennis Tournament, Colby-Sawyer College defeated Castleton University, 6-0, Saturday afternoon at the Mac-Sam Tennis Center.
The entire tournament was moved to the indoor facility after overnight rain made the Castleton Tennis Courts unsafe. Colby-Sawyer improved at the time to 7-10, while Castleton saw its season end at 7-6.
Colby-Sawyer picked up its first point at number two doubles when Alex Wright and Andrew Peloquin defeated Trevor Hanna and Brody Wagner, 8-1. Ross Kenney and Mike White defeated Jared Wheeler and Oskar Eriksson, 8-2, at number three doubles, and Gustav Jigrup and Nick Mathieu completed the Charger doubles sweep at the number one position with an 8-5 victory over Quentin Barthe and Ryan Mulder.
Mathieu did not lose a game in winning the number two singles match in straight sets. The team match was concluded when Jigrup at number one singles and Wright at number three singles dropped just one game in each set as they were victorious in straight sets (6-1, 6-1).
Barthe was named to the All-Tournament Team, capping a career in which he received multiple All-NAC East selections in both singles and doubles as well as NAC East All-Tournament honors in consecutive years. Colby-Sawyer College went on to win its seventh consecutive NAC East championship, defeating Thomas College, 5-0. The Terriers advanced to the title match with a 7-0 win over MCLA Saturday morning.
The Castleton University men's tennis team is one of 18 Spartan squads heading to the Little East Conference starting in the 2018-19 academic year.