CASTLETON, Vt. – The pairing of Rebecca Corsette and Megan Hunt were responsible for the Castleton University women's tennis team's lone point as it fell 8-1 to the Worcester State Lancers on Tuesday afternoon at the Castleton Courts.
Castleton falls to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in Little East action, while Worcester State improves to 3-2 and 2-0 in league play.
Megan Nadler and Kirsten Kruk – at first doubles – battled throughout, staging a comeback before eventually falling short. Down 6-3, the Spartans earned the break to make it 6-5. The sides continued to trade breaks, making it 7-6 with the Lancers leading. Castleton attempted to get the final break of serve to even it up, at one point holding a 0-40 advantage in the contest. Yet, the WSU duo clawed back into the game and eventually held serve to close the match out, 8-6.
Earning the only Castleton point, Corsette and Hunt were forced to fight off a Lancer charge. Taking control with a service break late, the third doubles pairing held by an 8-6 tally.
During the singles action, Worcester State continued to make a push. Hunt – in the fifth flight – forced the WSU player to grind out three tough sets. Taking the opener 6-4, she dropped the second before eventually falling 10-6 in the pro set.
Women's tennis returns to action at 1 p.m. on Saturday as it hosts Rhode Island College in another Little East Conference match.
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