February 26, 2008

Spartans Sweep Second Consecutive Match

HILTON HEAD, SC - The York College men’s tennis team backed-up yesterday’s 9-0 over Notre Dame College win with yet another 9-0 sweep today against Adrian College in Hilton Head, SC. The Spartans pick up their second victory of the season and move to 2-1 while Adrian remains winless and falls to 0-4 in 2008.

Tim Mowrer (Gordonville, Pa./Pequea Valley) proved once again why he is York’s number one with a strong 6-3, 6-1 win over Adrian’s best in Chris Ludwig. Sophomore Paul Graci (Exton, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) improves his mark to 3-0 as he rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Orio Yeagley.

With Coach Ludwig moving some players around for the early morning match, Steve Collison (Westville, N.J./Woodbury) got the call in the number three slot and did not disappoint earning the win 6-0, 6-3. Ron Ho (Frederick, Md./Frederick) won his second match of 2008 taking both sets by a 6-1 count.

Jeff Mansfield (Bartonsville, Pa./North Harford) and Josh Kulp (Souderton, Pa./Homeschooled) made their first appearances in singles matches this season and only dropped one game between the pair. Mansfield garnered his victory 6-0, 6-0; while Kulp was dominant in his 6-0, 6-0 win.

Over the three doubles matches, the Spartans won 24 of the 26 games en route to the sweep. Mowrer and Joel Trimmer (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) combined for the 8-0 win in first doubles while Kulp and Braxton Koppelman (Alexandria, Va./Annandale) went 8-2 to capture their second doubles win in as many days and now stand at 2-0 together on the season. Shawn Holzmann (Red Hook, N.Y./Red Hook) and Colin Jones (Felton, Pa./Red Lion) earned a win in their respective first matches of 2008 rolling 6-0, 6-0.

The Spartans, who have a pair of matches on the day, finish their double-dip by facing Capital University tonight at 6:00 pm. York then closes out their trip to Hilton Head, SC with a match on Thursday, February 28 against St. John Fisher at 12:00 pm.

MATCH RESULTS