CASTLETON, Vt. – The Castleton women's tennis team will play two home matches over the weekend, highlighted by a pivotal conference matchup versus Johnson State on Saturday before hosing Sage on Sunday.
The Spartans are 7-4 on the season and are currently tied with Johnson State for fourth place in the NEAC East with a 4-2 record. With the NEAC East tournament taking the top four teams, Castleton has the opportunity to gain an edge over Johnson State.
Kirsten Kruk leads the Spartans in singles with a 9-2 record in singles action, including 5-1 in the conference. Freshman Emily Miller has also posted a 5-1 record in conference matchups this season and is 6-2 overall in sixth singles for the Spartans.
Ciara Bannister and Megan Nadler lead the Spartans in first doubles with a 5-3 overall record, while Kruk and Kayla Zsido match Bannister and Nadler with team-leading 2-2 records in conference play.
Johnson State comes into Castleton with a 7-3 record on the season with two of those losses coming to conference opponents. The Chargers are coming off a 9-0 win over Green Mountain in their most recent matchup. The two teams met earlier this season is a non-conference matchup and the Chargers came out on top, 6-3.
The Spartans will welcome Sage into town on Sunday for the final matchup before the NEAC tournament. The Gators are currently 3-5 on the season and are coming off a 5-4 loss to undefeated Yeshiva in their most recent match. The two programs met last season with the Spartans earning the 5-4 win.
Castleton will face Johnson State at 1 p.m. on Saturday before hosting Sage at the same time on Sunday.