Men's Tennis: Norwich Defeats Castleton State, 6-3
CASTLETON, Vt. – The Norwich University men’s tennis team won its second consecutive match on Thursday afternoon as the Cadets outlasted Castleton State College, 6-3, in a marathon non-conference contest. Four of the six singles matches went three sets, and Norwich was able to win three of them to pick up the victory.
Norwich (3-1) took two of the three doubles matches to open the contest. Collin Hyte and Fritz Kaelber teamed to beat Sam Levine and Greg Klopfer, 8-2, at first doubles. In second doubles, Justin Garritt and Eric Slosek posted an 8-4 victory over Logan O’Neill and Graham Oliveira. Chris Pashley and Travis Tyler rounded out the doubles portion of the match with an 8-4 victory over Kevin Eisenberg and Corey Kimball.
Hyte and Levine locked horns in a three-set match in first singles, with Hyte pulling out a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory. Kaelber defeated Garritt in another three-setter, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, followed by an Eisenberg win over O’Neill in third singles 6-0, 6-1.
Klopfer earned a three-set victory over Oliveira 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 at No. 4 singles, and Tyler took down Slosek 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in fifth singles. Pashley rounded out the Norwich win with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Kimball in the final singles match.
Castleton falls to 5-2 on the season, with both of the Spartans’ losses coming to Norwich.
Norwich returns to its Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) schedule on Saturday, April 3, when the Cadets host Emerson College at Shapiro Field House. First serve for the conference clash is set for 1 p.m.
Norwich 6, Castleton State 3
1-Collin Hyte (NU) def. Sam Levine, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
2-Fritz Kaelber (NU) def. Justin Garritt, 6-0, 5-7, 6-4
3-Kevin Eisenberg (CSC) def. Logan O’Neill, 6-0, 6-1
4- Greg Klopfer (CSC) def. Graham Oliveira, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
5-Travis Tyler (NU) def. Eric Slosek, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
6-Chris Pashley (NU) def. Corey Kimball, 6-0, 6-2
1-Hyte/Kaelber (NU) def. Levine/Klopfer, 8-2
2-Garritt/Slosek (CSC) def. O’Neill/Oliveira, 8-4
3-Tyler/Pashley (NU) def. Eisenberg/Kimball, 8-4