PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Igor Almeida of the Castleton University men's tennis team was named to the Little East Conference All-Conference First Team on Wednesday.
Castleton's lone honoree, Almeida turned in an impressive performance in his first season on the Spartan men's tennis team. Recording a 9-2 record in the No. 1 singles position, he was 4-1 in Little East play.
Following a season-opening loss on just a day of official practice against regional powerhouse Colby-Sawyer College, Almeida put together a seven-match winning streak through the midpart of the year. Throughout the season, the junior notched six bagel sets - not surrendering a single game - while also shutting out two opponents completely with 6-0, 6-0 scorelines.
During doubles action, Almeida posted a winning record (6-5) with various teammates, while going 2-3 against conference opponents. He also helped pick up a shutout victory over Northern Vermont University-Lyndon in March.
The Praia, Cape Verde native was responsible for or assisted in scoring 15 total points, recording nearly half (45 percent) of Castleton's season total.
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