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LATHAM, N.Y. -- Colby-Sawyer won its first conference championship after defeating Rutgers-Camden 9-0 in Sunday's North Atlantic Conference (NAC) title match.

The Chargers improved to 14-7 and earn a trip to the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history.

Rutgers-Camden finished the season at 11-6.

Colby-Sawyer took a 3-0 lead after doubles. Nathan Taschereau and Reeve Fidler won 8-2 against Ryan Airo and Aaron Hartman at No. 1. The No. 2 Colby-Sawyer duo of Sergio Spassof and Justin Pinard defeated Terry Long and Ken Stubblefield 8-2. The Chargers then received an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles from Paul Holland and Clay Allen, who beat Mitch Lacsamana and Adil Ismaa'eel.

Taschereau eased by Hartman at the top flight 6-1, 6-1.

Pinard won his No. 2 singles match 6-2, 6-4 against Ismaa'eel, while Allen dispatched Long 6-4, 6-1 in the third slot.

The Scarlett Raptors' best chance to steal a point came at No. 4 when Stubblefield forced a third set against Spassof. Stubblefield fell 6-0 in the first set, but rebounded for a 6-4 win in set two. Spassof then cruised to a 10-3 in the tie break for the win.

Fidler breezed to a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 5, while Holland picked up a 6-3, 6-1 victory at No. 6.