Spartans Run Streak to Eight with 8-1 Win at Catholic

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The York College men’s tennis team extended their win streak to eight with an 8-1 victory over former Capital Athletic Conference foe Catholic University on Tuesday afternoon in Washington, DC. The Spartans improve to 8-1 overall while the Cardinals, now members of the Landmark Conference, fall to 5-3.

The Spartans notched two wins in the three doubles contests. The Spartan second doubles team of Tim Mowrer (Gordonville, Pa./Pequea Valley) and Joel Trimmer (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) rolled to an 8-1 win as they defeated Michael Reaney and Mike Schinella. The third doubles match saw Josh Kulp (Souderton, Pa./Homeschooled) and Braxton Koppelman (Alexandria, Va./Annandale) combine to defeat Connor Donnelly and Rich Sheaffer 8-1. The Catholic tandem of John Dillon and Andrew Kracht posted an 8-6 win over York’s first doubles team of Ron Ho (Frederick, Md./Frederick) and Ryan Fickes (Dallastown, Pa./Dallastown).

In singles play, Mowrer began the action with a 6-4, 6-0 win in the first singles match-up with Dillon. Fickes outlasted Kracht 6-3, 7-5 in the second singles match. Sophomore Paul Graci (Exton, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) remained perfect in singles play with a  6-1, 4-6, 6-2 win over Schinella in the third singles match. Trimmer defeated Sheaffer 7-5, 6-1 in the fourth singles match while Ho downed Donnelly 6-2, 6-2 in the fifth singles match. Steve Collison (Westville, N.J./Woodbury) improved to 8-0 with a 6-1, 6-2 victory in the sixth singles match, allowing the Spartans to sweep the six singles matches.

The Spartans return to action on March 25 when they host nationally ranked Mary Washington in a CAC contest. The match is slated to begin at 3:30 pm.

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