Spartans Blank Gophers

Spartans Blank Gophers

YORK, PA – The York College men’s tennis team earned a commanding 9-0 victory Tuesday afternoon over Goucher College in York. The Spartans improve to 11-2 while the Gophers drop to 2-8 on the season.

Tim Mowrer (Gordonville, Pa./Pequea Valley) picked up his eleventh win of the season as the Spartans’ number one singles player. Mowrer captured the 6-2, 6-0 win and ripped his second ace of 2008. Ryan Fickes (York, Pa./Dallastown) won in second singles 6-0, 6-2 and moves to 8-2 on the campaign including 4-1 as the Spartans’ number two.

Paul Graci (Exton, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) continues his outstanding sophomore season capturing his twelfth match of the season 6-1, 6-0. Graci’s record now stands at 12-1 and 4-1 in the third slot. Spartan captain Joel Trimmer (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) earned the 6-2, 6-1 victory in fourth singles to move to 10-2.

Ron Ho’s (Frederick, Md./Frederick) fifth singles match was the closest of the afternoon with the senior prevailing 6-1, 7-5 and improving to 10-3. Steve Collison (Westville, N.J./Woodbury) garnered the win in the sixth slot 6-1, 6-0 and is now 11-0.

In doubles play, Fickes and Ho took their first slot match 8-5. Mowrer and Trimmer earned a strong 8-0 victory in second doubles and the duo’s mark improves to 11-1. Josh Kulp (Souderton, Pa./Homeschooled) and Braxton Koppelman (Alexandria, Va./Annandale) continued their strong play taking third doubles 8-2 as the pair’s 2008 record improves to 10-1.

The Spartans return to action tomorrow, Wednesday, April 2, as they host Capital Athletic Conference rival Salisbury at 3:00 pm.


Tim Mowrer photo courtesy of Eric Linsley