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Hornets fall to Cadets in season opener

Hornets fall to Cadets in season opener

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Lyndon State College men's tennis team lost their 2016 season opener 9-0 to Norwich University Thursday afternoon.

Ian Hyte led the way for the Cadets with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles over Michael Sigsbury (Pownal, Vt.).  Hyte also teamed with Jeff Purdy to take No. 1 doubles over Sigsbury and Jake LaCerda (Gray, Maine) by a score of 8-1.

Purdy won No. 3 singles 6-0, 6-0 over Kyle Berteau (Richmond, Vt.).

Jay Carter picked up the 6-0, 6-0 win over LaCerda in No. 2 singles.  Carter and Tyler Eagan topped Berteau and Derek Kalnick (Norton, Mass.) 8-0 in No. 2 doubles.

Mason Madison and Sam Beiter won No. 3 doubles by forfeit. They also won No. 4 singles and No. 5 singles over Kalnicki and Ben Park (Colchester, Vt.) 6-0, 6-0 and 6-0, 6-1 respectively to complete the sweep of the match.

Lyndon drops to 0-1 on the year and will travel to play Green Mountain College on Sunday March 20.

Norwich improves to 1-2 and will travel to face Castleton University on March 23.