PLYMOUTH, N.H. -- The Castleton University women's tennis team fell to Plymouth State 9-0 earlier Tuesday afternoon as rain forced play indoors.
Doubles action began outside as the Spartans (2-6, 0-4 LEC) looked to gain an early advantage over the Panthers (6-2, 3-1 LEC). As rain slowly began to fall, play was stalled and moved into the Bank of New Hampshire Field House.
The first flight of Megan Nadler and Regina Marchese fought hard, winning five games in a 8-5 loss to Maggie McCarthy and Megan Marshall. The second flight of Emily Miller and Aliza Bogner dropped an 8-1 decision while the third flight of Alexis Curley and Grace Sharkey also fell 8-1.
The Panthers would make a clean sweep in singles but not without a fight from Nadler at first singles. The senior took the first set 7-5 and was poised to win the match in two. However, a break of serve allowed McCarthy to tie the match up at a set a piece, winning it 6-4. The match would then go to a third set tiebreaker as McCarthy eased through it, taking it 10-4.
Rounding out the scoring for the Spartans was Miller dropping a 6-1, 6-0 decision at second singles. Marchese would fall at third singles despite winning four games, 6-1, 6-3. Sharkey, making her first appearance at fourth singles this season would fall 6-0, 6-0. Curley would drop a 6-0, 6-2 decision at fifth and Bogner fell 6-0, 6-0 at sixth singles.
Women's tennis will return to action on Saturday, September 28 as it takes on Rhode Island College in a Little East Conference matchup at the Castleton Tennis Courts.