NORTHFIELD, Vt. - The Norwich University tennis team won its second straight match on Tuesday afternoon, defeating in-state rival Lyndon State College, 8-1, at Shapiro Field House.
Norwich (5-5) swept the three doubles points and took five of the six singles matches to secure the victory.
Peter Hooper and Collin Hyte teamed up for an 8-2 victory over John Kennedy and Brad Darby at No. 1 doubles. Travis Tyler and Chris Pashley followed with an 8-3 win over Ryan Maroney and Paul Thibault at second doubles. Norwich picked up a win via forfeit in the third doubles set as Lyndon State traveled with just four players.
In singles action, Hyte got past Kennedy at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-4. Brad Hollingsworth beat Maroney, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 3 singles. Bobby Whitbeck defeated Thibault, 6-3, 6-2, at fourth singles. NU earned wins by forfeit in the Nos. 5 and 6 spots.
Lyndon State falls to 5-5 following today's match.
Norwich returns to action on Thursday, April 23, when the Cadets travel to Boston, Mass., to battle Suffolk in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament semifinal match. First serve is set for 6:30 p.m.
Norwich 8, Lyndon State 1
1-Collin Hyte (NU) def. John Kennedy, 6-0, 6-4
2-Brad Darby (LSC) def. Graham Oliveira, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4
3-Brad Hollingsworth (NU) def. Ryan Maroney, 6-3, 6-2
4-Bobby Whitbeck (NU) def. Paul Thibault, 6-3, 6-2
5-Travis Tyler (NU) win by forfeit
6-Chris Pashley (NU) win by forfeit
1-Peter Hooper/Hyte (NU) def. Kennedy/Darby, 8-2
2-Tyler/Pashley (NU) def. Maroney/Thibault, 8-3
3-Whitbeck/Oliveira (NU) win by forfeit