The Northern Illinois men’s tennis team has announced the addition of Matt Lynch to its squad for the 2013-14 season.
Lynch, a native of Cedarburg, Wis., joins a squad that won the 2012 Mid-American Conference regular season championship and advanced to the MAC Tournament Championship in 2013. The Huskies return five of their six regulars from their 2013 spring lineup.
“We are really excited to be having Matt join the Huskies as we continue to build on our great NIU tradition,” said head coach Patrick Fisher. “He has all three attributes we look for in our program. He’s a great student, a great player and he has great character. He’s someone that I fully expect to contribute and help us compete at high level. His best tennis is ahead of him and all of us here look forward to him being part of the Pack.”
While at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee, Lynch was a four-time varsity letterman for the Hilltoppers on the tennis court and played Nos. 1 and 2 during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
Marquette finished undefeated in his four years there, winning the WIAA Division I State Championship four times. He was twice decorated as an all-conference, all-area and all-state selection and was named team captain in his senior year. As a junior, he finished fourth in the state singles championship and was sixth as a sophomore.
Lynch will be the lone player from the state of Wisconsin on next year’s team. Northern Illinois, which finished 16-9 last season after falling in the MAC Championship, will return first team All-MAC selection Dor Amir and second team selection Frederic Cadieux.
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