Bennington, VT- The MCLA Men's Tennis team fell 9-0 this afternoon to visiting Thomas (ME) College in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) matchup. The Terriers improve to 2-0 in the league and are 7-3 overall. The Trailblazers are still in search of their first win of the season as they drop to 0-3 overall and 0-1 in the conference.
Thomas took control early by sweeping teh doubles matches inside the Bennington Tennis Center. Ryan Chasse and teammate Zachary Disch earned a hard fought point in the top doubles matchup besting Aaron Goldsmith and Jared Freeman 8-4. Ross Munn and Jared Waterhouse cruised past Mohamed Mahrous and Charles Najimy 8-1 in the second doubles slot. Thomas' Kaleb Payson and Christo Naranja defeated Nick Castle and Matt Bluteau 8-1 to complete the doubles sweep.
In singles play, the Terriers never lost a set. Once again, Chasse bested Goldsmith in the match of the day. Chasse earned the point 6-4, 7-5 in a back and forth affair. Munn and Disch easily earned their second point of the afternoon each winning 6-0, 6-0. Waterhouse, Payson, and Naranja also earned their second points of the day, all in convincing fashion.
Thomas will take on Suffolk tomorrow in non league play while the Trailblazers will host Lyndon State in another match in Bennington.