North Adams, MA- Down 4-3 to visiting Castleton University with just the fifth and sixth matches left to play, MCLA's Nick Castle and Mohamed Mahrous both earned three set victories to lift the Trailblazers to a hard fought 5-4 North Atlantic Conference win over the Spartans this afternoon. With the win, the Trailblazers earned their third straight victory as they improved to 3-3 overall and are 2-1 in the conference.
The Spartans drop to 5-4 overall and are 2-2 in the league.
In singles however, the Spartans mounted their rally. They cruised to straight set wins in the second, third, and fourth singles matches to take a 4-2 lead over the Trailblazers.
MCLA's Goldsmith earned a point with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Quentin Barthe in the top singles slot setting up Castle and Mahrous' heroics.
Castle was in the fifth singles slot and lost the first set 2-6 to Oskar Eriksson. Castle would rally though and win the second set 6-4 before closing out the match 6-3 tying it up at 4-4.
Mahrous was the final match of the day. He dropped the first set to Ethan Cameron-Vaupel 3-6, but stormed back 6-4, 6-2 to give the Trailblazers the narrow victory over the Spartans.
MCLA is back in action on Thursday when they host Rhode Island College at 3:30pm