NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University men's tennis team won its second consecutive match as the Cadets got past in-state rival Lyndon 6-3 in a non-conference match at Shapiro Field House.Norwich took two of the three doubles points, before winning four of the six singles matches.
Norwich's No. 1 doubles team of Collin Hyte and Fritz Kaelber picked up an 8-2 victory over Teddy Fournier (Enfield, Conn.) and Mike Howard (Rocky Hill, Conn.) at the top spot. Lyndon bounced back at the second doubles match as the pairing of Brad Darby (Sanford, Maine) and Matt Lentes (Holyoke, Mass.) edged NU's team of Logan O'Neill and Graham Oliveira, 9-7.
The Cadets went into singles play with a 2-1 lead, though, thanks to a win by Chris Pashley and Travis Tyler at No. 3 doubles. The tandem teamed up to take an 8-3 decision from Jeremiah Powell (Concord, Vt.) and Tyler Schofield (Middleboro, Mass.).
Hyte and Kaelber got Norwich off to a strong start in singles play as both won in straight sets to improve to 6-1 on the season. Hyte defeated Fournier at first singles, 6-3, 6-3, while Kaelber dispatched Howard, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 2 singles.
Lyndon picked up singles wins at Nos. 3 and 4 as Darby and Lentes earned straight-set victories over O'Neill and Oliveira. Norwich put the match away, however, with convincing wins by Tyler and Pashley at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.