Lyndonville, VT - The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon women's tennis team has released its 2019 schedule. The Hornets have 11 matches scheduled, including six home contests at the Dudley Bell Tennis Center. Laura Laramee returns for her seventh season as the Hornets' head coach.
The complete 2019 schedule can be found HERE.
The Hornets will host Castleton University in the season opener on August 31st. NVU-Johnson comes to Lyndon three days later for a NVU President's Cup contest.
Lyndon opens North Atlantic Conference play with a home match against Lesley University on September 8th. Plattsburgh State University will come to the Bell Tennis Center on the 12th for a non-conference matchup that will conclude the season opening homestand.
The Hornets will then go on the road for five straight matches. Their NAC matchup at NVU-Johnson on September 14th, also a President' Cup contest, will start the road stretch. Following a non-conference match with Plymouth State University, the Hornets will travel to Maine for a pair of NAC contests at Husson University and Thomas College. Lyndon concludes the road stretch with a non-conference contest at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on September 25th.
The Hornets will wrap up the regular season with a pair of NAC matches on the final weekend of September. SUNY Delhi travels to Lyndon on Saturday the 28th, and MCLA follows on Sunday the 29th.
The top four finishers in the NAC conference standings will qualify for the conference championship tournament. The regular season champion will host the conference tournament on Saturday, October 5th. The winner of the NAC will face the North Eastern Athletic Conference champion the following weekend for the overall NAC championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championships.
Lyndon will be looking to build on their 2018 campaign which saw them finish with a 2-9 overall record and a 1-3 mark in conference play. The Hornets finished fourth in the NAC a year ago and earned the program's first post-season appearance since 2013.