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Hornet men's tennis looks to climb in the NAC

Hornet men's tennis looks to climb in the NAC

Lyndonville, VT - The Lyndon State College men's tennis team is looking to climb towards competitiveness in the North Atlantic Conference this season.  The Hornets will again be led by sixth year head coach Laura Laramee.  The Hornets will be looking to improve upon last season, when they finished 3-10 overall and 1-5 in NAC play

Returning senior Jake LaCerda (Gray, ME) will step up to first singles this season.  He and fellow returnees senior Ben Seward (Bennington, VT) and sophomore Neal Mulligan (Marshfield, VT) will be counted on to lead Lyndon's young and athletic team.

Newcomers Gerald Fleming (Tampa, FL), Korey Steele (Jupiter, FL), Jeremy Polonia (Lynn, MA), and Mukhtar Abdullahi (Mogadishu, Somalia) are all expected to compete for positions in the Hornet lineup.

Laramee remarked "We have a very young athletic team with Lacerda looking to lead and step up to the #1 position.  It is going to be an exciting and challenging year for him.  We have come along way in the past year and look forward to this season with this athletic and ambitious team."

The Hornets have been picked to finish 5th in the NAC East Division 2018 pre-season coaches poll.  Six-time defending East Division and reigning overall NAC champion Colby-Sawyer College was predicted to again capture conference honore.  The predicted order of finish was:

1.  Colby-Sawyer College
2T.  Castleton University
2T.  Thomas College
4.  Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
5.  Lyndon State College
6.  Johnson State College

For a complete preview of the 2018 NAC men's tennis season click HERE.

The Hornets dropped their season opener to Castleton on Saturday.  They will return to the courts on Friday, March 23rd, when they host the University of Maine at Fort Kent in a 5:00 pm match at the Topnotch Resort in Stowe, VT.  Lyndon opens NAC play on April 7th, when they travel to Castleton for a conference matchup.