Spartan Streak Reaches Six with 7-2 Win
YORK, PA- The York College men’s tennis team extended their win streak to six with a 7-2 non-conference victory over Gettysburg College on a crisp Tuesday afternoon in York. The Spartans improve to 6-1 overall while the Bullets fall to 1-2 for the campaign.
The match kicked off with a trio of competitive doubles matches. The Spartan duo of Tim Mowrer (Gordonville, Pa./Pequea Valley) and Joel Trimmer (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) put the Spartans up early with an 8-4 second doubles victory. York’s Josh Kulp (Souderton, Pa./Homeschooled) and Braxton Koppelman (Alexandria, Va./Annandale) combined to post an 8-5 win in the third doubles match as York took the 2-0 lead. The Bullets salvaged the first doubles match as Dale Beshore and Kyle Naylor downed the York duo of Ron Ho (Frederick, Md./Frederick) and Ryan Fickes (Dallastown, Pa./Dallastown), 8-6, in an exciting match.
In singles play, Mowrer captured the first singles match as he downed Beshore 6-2 and 6-1. Sophomore Paul Graci (Exton, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) extended the York lead with a 6-3, 6-2 win over the Bullets’ Mike Leary in the third singles match. Kulp continued to build in the Spartan advantage with a 7-5, 6-1 win at sixth singles as York led 5-1. Fickes posted a 6-3, 6-1 win over Derin Wilson in the second singles match before Trimmer captured the final Spartan win with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Patrick Dempsey in the fourth singles match-up. Gettysburg’s Kevin Raynes closed out the match with a 7-5, 1-6, 6-1 win over Ho in the fifth singles match, providing for the final score.
The Spartans return to action on Thursday when they host Villa Julie College in the Spartans’ 2008 Capital Athletic Conference opener. The match is slated to begin at 3:30 pm in York.