May 30, 2013
DeKALB, Ill. – The Northern Illinois men’s tennis team announced the addition of Matt Lynch to its squad for the 2013-14 season. The Cedarburg, Wis. native 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 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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Cedarburg, Wis. (Marquette) MARQUETTE HIGH SCHOOL:
Four-time letterwinner on the tennis court … Team captain during his senior year … The Hilltoppers finished undefeated in his four years there, winning four WIAA Division I State Championships … Finished fourth in the state during his junior year and was sixth in his sophomore year … Twice named all-conference, all-area and all-state on the tennis court … Played for coach David Frank. PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS:
Born May 26, 1994 … Son of Michael and Karen Lynch … Intends to major in business and would like to pursue a career in the field … Admires LeBron James and Roger Federer … Involved with the Best Buddies program in Milwaukee … Volunteered as a youth tennis coach in high school … Has competed in USTA events since the age of 10.