NEW LONDON, NH- The Thomas men's tennis team defeated Castleton 5-4 to advance to the NAC Finals against top-seeded Colby-Sawyer, falling to them 9-0 to conclude their 2013 campaign.
Colby-Sawyer jumped out to a 3-0 advantage after doubles play in the championship. The No. 1 team of Nathan Taschereau and Reeve Fidler dispatched Tyler Small and Eric Morin 8-5. Justin Pinard and Sergio Spassof Joseph Greco and Caleb Mora 8-1 at No. 2 doubles. The third doubles team of Clay Allen and Paul Holland won 8-1 over Gershom Renee and Dakota Duplissie.
Taschereau had to battle to win his first set over Morin, 7-5, but then took the straight sets victory with a 6-1 win in the second. Tyler Small gave the Terriers their best chance to steal a point in the No. 2 slot forcing the match to go three sets with Pinard. After splitting the first two sets, Pinard took the match with a 10-5 win in the tie break. Allen, Spassof, Fidler and Holland all cruised to straight sets victories to secure the Chargers second straight NAC East Division crown.
NAC East Division All-Tournament Team
Colby-Sawyer – Sergio Spassof
All Tournament Team
Colby-Sawyer - Reeve Fidler
Thomas - Eric Morin
Thomas - Tyler Small
Castleton - Adam McCaffery
Lyndon - Michael Howard
Courtesy of Colby-Sawyer Sports Information Department