Men’s Tennis: Norwich blanks Lyndon State 9-0

Men’s Tennis: Norwich blanks Lyndon State 9-0

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Even after having 18-day layoff since its last match, the Norwich men's tennis team showed no signs of rust as it rolled to a 9-0 win over Lyndon State on Wednesday afternoon at Shapiro Fieldhouse in non-league action.

The Cadets (2-0, 0-0 GNAC) swept all three doubles matches to take a commanding 3-0 lead before singles play even started.

Seniors Collin Hyte (Marblehead, Mass.) and Zach Reichelt (Manchester, Conn.) teamed up to take first doubles 8-1 against Lyndon State's Mike Howard and John Corey. Hyte also beat Howard 6-1 and 6-3 to win first singles and improve to 2-0 in both singles and doubles matches on the season. Reichelt beat Daniel Weiner 6-1, 6-1 at fourth singles as well.

Sophomore Christian Hoskey (Saint Charles, Ill.) and freshman Ryan Grindle (Essex Junction, Vt.) combined to take second doubles by a score of 8-1 over Lyndon State's Tyler Schofield and Weiner.  Hoskey also beat Schofield 6-1, 6-0 at second singles. Grindle downed Corey at third singles by the same scores 6-1, 6-0.

The foursome of Hyte, Reichelt, Hoskey and Grindle all stayed perfect on the season with their victories.

Sophomores Brandon Carver (Peru, Maine) and Joseph Dvorak (De Soto, Kan.) teamed up for an 8-3 win over Lyndon State's Donnie Jenness and Sean McKay at third doubles.

Freshman Patrick Ogden (Mobile, Ala.) swept Jenness 6-0, 6-0 at fifth singles and senior Anthony Verno (Williamson, N.Y.) defeated Sean MacKay 6-0, 6-2 at sixth singles to complete the 9-0 sweep for Norwich.

Norwich returns to the court on Saturday afternoon when it travels to Albertus Magnus to open up Great Northeast Athletic Conference play at 1 p.m. The Cadets swept Albertus Magnus 9-0 last season in their lone meeting.

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