POULTNEY, Vt. - The Norwich University men's tennis team won its second consecutive match on Sunday afternoon as the Cadets defeated in-state rival Green Mountain College, 8-1, in a non-conference contest.
Norwich (2-3) swept the three doubles sets, and won five of the six singles points en route to the victory.
Collin Hyte and Chris Pashley teamed up to earn an 8-2 victory at No. 1 doubles. Matt Sanford and Travis Tyler picked up an 8-0 win at second doubles. Graham Oliveira and Bobby Whitbeck completed the sweep of the doubles points by collecting an 8-5 win at No. 3 doubles.
Norwich's success carried over to singles play, where the Cadets won five of six matches.
Hyte, playing in the No. 1 spot for the first time all season, earned a 6-1, 6-1 victory. Sanford won 6-1, 6-1 at second singles. Pashley picked up a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles, while Tyler secured a 6-1, 6-0 verdict at fourth singles. Oliveira rounded out Norwich's list of individual winners on the day as he earned a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 5 singles.
Norwich will return to action on Saturday, April 4, when the Cadets travel to New Haven, Conn., to battle GNAC rival Albertus Magnus in a key conference clash.
Norwich 8, Green Mountain 1
1-Collin Hyte (NU) def. Dugan, 6-1, 6-1
2-Matt Sanford (NU) def. Tibursious Ssendawula, 6-1, 6-1
3-Chris Pashley (NU) def. Kyle O'Boyle, 6-2, 6-2
4-Travis Tyler (NU) def. Kevin Hart, 6-1, 6-0
5-Graham Oliveira (NU) def. Mark Lundeen, 6-2, 6-3
6-Christin Louras (GMC) def. Bobby Whitbeck, 6-2, 6-4
1-Hyte/Pashley (NU) def. Dugan/Lundeen, 8-2
2-Sanford/Tyler (NU) def. O'Boyle/Kyle Watt, 8-0
3-Oliveira/Whitbeck (NU) def. Ssendawula/Louras, 8-5