Eagles Triumph over Hornets

Eagles Triumph over Hornets

STOWE, Vt. – The Green Mountain College men's tennis team earned a hard-fought non-conference match victory over Lyndon State College, 7-2, at the Topnotch Resort in Stowe Saturday afternoon. 

The Eagles took all three doubles matches as Truman Cressey and Kei Sako turned away Tyler Hall and Jake LaCerda 8-5 in the top flight.  Eric Wade and Pierce Caldwell each captured his first victory of the season as the duo edged Michael Sigsbury and Dylan Cherko 8-7 (8-6) in the second flight while Javier Lugris and Daisuke Kon blanked Ken Niemann and Ben Seward, 8-0. For Kon it was his first collegiate victory while Lugris earned his first collegiate doubles win.

With time being a factor, all singles matches were scored using one pro set to eight.

Hall gave the Hornets a win in No. 1 singles over Cressey, 8-6.  Sako and LaCerda were neck and neck with Sako taking the evenly skilled match 8-7 (7-3) for the Eagles in No. 2 singles.  Sigsbury recorded the other win for the Hornets, 8-2 over Wade in No. 3 singles.  The Eagles took victories in the final three flights as Caldwell topped Cherko 8-2, Lugris downed Niemann 8-0, and Kon topped Seward, 8-4. Both Caldwell's and Kon's wins were their first singles career victory. 

The Eagles (2-1) travel to Norwich on Saturday, March 25 for a 1:00 p.m. start.