Tennis: Lyndon State Sneaks Past Norwich, 5-4
LYNDONVILLE, Vt. - Peter Hooper continued his dominance on the singles and doubles courts, but it was not enough as the Norwich University tennis team lost its third straight match on Tuesday, dropping a 5-4 decision to in-state rival Lyndon State.
The Cadets (6-5) captured two of the three doubles matches to begin the contest, but the Hornets (3-7) rallied for the win by taking four of the six singles matches.
Hooper remained unbeaten in singles play this season as the Cadets' No. 1 player improved to 11-0 on the year by defeating John Kennedy, 6-0, 6-0. Hooper and Travis Tyler improved to 3-0 in doubles play this year with an 8-4 win over Kennedy and Bradley Darby at first doubles. Hooper is 10-1 in doubles action on the year, having compiled a 7-1 mark when paired with Sanford.
Sanford accounted for Norwich's only other win in singles action as he defeated Kevin Manuck, 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles.
NU's other win came at No. 2 doubles, where the pairing of Sanford and Chris Pashley defeated Manuck and Matt Lentes, 8-5.
Norwich returns to action on Thursday, April 24, when the Cadets travel to Providence, R.I., to take on Johnson & Wales in the GNAC Tournament semifinals. First serve is slated for 3 p.m.
Lyndon State 5, Norwich 4
1-Peter Hooper (NU) def. John Kennedy 6-0, 6-0
2-Matt Sanford (NU) def. Kevin Manuck 6-0, 6-1
3-Bradley Darby (LSC) def. Chris Pashley 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
4-Matt Lentes (LSC) def. Travis Tyler 6-3, 6-2
5-Peter Dutile (LSC) def. Garrett Washburn 6-2, 6-0
6-Christopher Shadrock (LSC) def. Katie Brammer 7-5, 6-4
1-Hooper/Tyler (NU) def. Kennedy/Darby 8-4
2-Sanford/Pashley (NU) def. Manuck/Lentes 8-5
3-Dutile/Shadrock (LSC) def. Washburn/Brammer 8-5