BOSTON, Mass. – Sweeping the doubles portion of the match, the UMass-Boston Beacons got off to a hot start and held on 7-2 over the Castleton University women's tennis team on Wednesday afternoon at the B.C. High School Courts.
Castleton falls to 3-9 during the season and remains winless in Little East play at 0-8. UMass-Boston earns its first win of the year, improving to 1-8 overall and 1-7 in the conference.
With UMass-Boston leading 3-0 after doubles, Castleton made an effort to get back into the match by taking the first two flights of singles. Yet, the Beacons stopped the Spartans in their tracks and prevented any further damage.
In the first flight of singles, Megan Nadler faced little resistance in the first set as she raced to a 6-1 advantage and claimed the opener. In the second set, she was forced to double down on her efforts and earn a late break of serve to take the set 6-4.
Earning Castleton's other point during the match, Kirsten Kruk picked up a straight-set victory at the second flight of individual play. She switched scorelines with her teammate, being forced to work in the first set before cruising in the second. Kruk picked up the late break to claim the opener 6-4 before earning a 6-2 win in the latter set.
Women's tennis returns to the courts as it concludes its season against UMass-Dartmouth at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Castleton Courts.
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