RUTLAND, Vt. – Using victories at first and third doubles, the Castleton University women's tennis team got off to a hot start and didn't look back on the way to a 6-3 win against the Sage Colleges at Grand Slam Tennis on Thursday afternoon.
Castleton improves to 3-7 with the nonconference victory, while the Sage Colleges fall to 5-6.
Getting off to a scorching start, Castleton opened a 4-1 lead through doubles and the first two flights of individual play. Megan Nadler and Kirsten Kruk put together a comprehensive 8-3 win, earning a break and then cruising to the finish. Meanwhile, in the third flight of doubles, Alexis Curley and Megan Hunt worked an 8-3 victory, following a similar game plan.
In singles play, Nadler and Kruk continued rolling. The top singles player notched a straightforward 6-1, 6-2 victory. Kruk, on the other hand, earned a 6-2 win in the opening set, but was forced to battle through an 11-7 win in the decisive third set.
Castleton returns to the courts as it travels to Bridgewater, Mass. to host the Bears of Bridgewater State in Little East competition at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
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