Men's Tennis: Norwich falls 7-2 to Castleton

Men's Tennis: Norwich falls 7-2 to Castleton

RUTLAND, Vt. - The Norwich University tennis team fell 7-2 to Castleton University on Tuesday night in non-conference action at the Grand Slam Tennis Center.

Freshman Alexi Gilmore (Haverhill, Mass.) was a part of both of Norwich's wins on the day, winning No. 2 singles and then teaming with sophomore Dylan Ackerman (Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands) to take No. 1 doubles.

Gilmore improved to 6-1 at No. 2 singles with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Jared Wheeler. Ackerman and Gilmore took No. 1 doubles vs. Wheeler and Quentin Barthe 8-6. 

Norwich's (4-3, 0-1 GNAC North) No. 2 doubles team of Sam Beiter (Youngstown, N.Y.) and Tripp Wilson (Glastonbury, Conn.) lost a tough 9-8 (10-3 tiebreaker) match to Castleton's Brody Wagner and Trevor Hanna. Ryan Mulder and Nathan Hinson dropped Noah Stillman (Danbury, Conn.) and Maddy Muthukumaraswany (Montreal, Quebec) at No. 3 doubles 8-5. 

Castleton dominated the singles portion of the match, winning five of the six matchups to seal the victory.

Norwich will look to get back on track on Saturday when it hosts Suffolk at 1 p.m. The Cadets will then travel to Johnson & Wales on Sunday for another GNAC North matchup.