ST. ALBANS, Vt. – The MCLA men's tennis team earned its first North Atlantic Conference (NAC) victory of the season this afternoon with an 8-1 win over Lyndon State College at Collins Perley Sport and Fitness.
The Trailblazers took a 2-1 lead after doubles as Aaron Goldsmith (Mattapan, Mass.) and Robert Wabshinak (Brewster, N.Y.) fought off Tyler Hall (Keene, N.H.) and Jake LaCerda (Gray, Maine) 8-4 in No. 1 doubles and Robert Gair (Stoughton, Mass.) and Jared Freeman (Rotterdam, N.Y.) topped Neal Mulligan (Marshfield, Vt.) and Bradley Shumway (Bloomingdale, N.Y.) 8-1 in No. 3 doubles. Michael Sigsbury (Pownal, Vt.) and Dylan Cherko (Manchester, Conn.) won the lone match for the Hornets with an 8-3 victory over Andrew Nygard (Wilton, N.Y.) and Jeffrey Mason (Chicopee, Mass.) in No. 2 doubles.
Goldsmith gained his second victory at top singles 6-4, 6-3 over Hall. Nygard took No. 3 singles over Sigsbury in a marathon match 7-5, 4-6, 10-7. Gair prevailed over Mulligan 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 in No. 5 singles while Freeman downed Ken Niemann (Au Sable Forks, N.Y.) 6-4, 6-2 in No. 6 singles.
Mason topped Cherko in a pro set 8-3 in No. 4 singles and Wabshinak defeated LaCerda 6-0, 4-2 in the No. 2 singles match that was cut short due to time constraints.
Both teams are back in action tomorrow at noon as the Trailblazers (1-1, 1-1 NAC) travel to Waterville, Maine to take on Thomas College and the Hornets (1-7, 0-2 NAC) host Castleton at Collins Perley Sport and Fitness.
Courtesy of Lyndon State Sports Information