Becker College Wins First NAC Tennis Title

Published on Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Becker College won its first North Atlantic Conference women’s tennis title upsetting the two-time defending NAC champion Castleton State College who led the tournament at the end of day one. Bay Path College also had a strong finish on Sunday and took home the runner-up prize followed by Castleton State and Johnson State College. The tournament was held on the Leicester Campus of Becker College.

The second day crowned six singles and three doubles flight champions. Becker College took home the hardware in flight one (Allison Flynn/Wilmington, MA), flight two (Lindsay Lapen/Lancaster, MA), flight four (Colleen Murphy/Lyme, CT), flight six (Jen Nieman/Townsend, MA), and doubles first flight (Flynn/Lapen). Bay Path College scored with the third flight (Raquel Babeu/North Adams, MA), fifth flight (Julie Bendzin/Poestenkill, NY), and the number three double team (Bendzin and Kara Fox/ Biddeford, ME). Castleton State rounded out the champions with a win at the number two doubles flight Charla Klaas/Shickshinny, NY and Emily Hallett/Medway, MA.

Tennis Tournament Results – NAC Women’s Tennis Tournament

Oct 21 & 22, 2006 at Leicester, Mass.

Singles competition

No. 1 Singles — Final
Allison Flynn (Becker College) def. Patty Quick (Johnson State College) 6-3, 6-3

No 2 Singles — Final
Lindsay Lapen (Becker College) def. Charla Klaas (Castleton) 6-1, 6-3

No. 3 Singles — Final
Raquel Babeu (Bay Path College) def. Lauren Kuenzel (Castleton) 0-6, 6-3, 7-5

No. 4 Singles — Final
Colleen Murphy (Becker College) def. Emily Hallett (Castleton) 6-0, 6-0

No. 5 Singles — Final
Julie Bendzin (Bay Path College) def. Meg Kuczynski (Castleton) 6-1, 6-4

No. 6 Singles — Final
Jennifer Nieman (Becker College) def. Lindsey Simmons (Johnson State College) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition

No. 1 Doubles — Final
Allison Flynn/Lindsay Lapen (Becker College) def. Patty Quick/Chelsie O’Connell (Johnson State College) 8-4

No. 2 Doubles — Final
Charla Klaas/Emily Hallett (Castleton) def. Keri Christensen/Raquel Babeu (Bay Path College) 9-8 (7-4)

No. 3 Double — Final
Julie Bendzin/Kara Fox (Bay Path College) def. Meg Kuczynski/Mallory Wilson (Castleton) 8-0