Mowrer Downs Kincaid as Spartans Fall to Sea Gulls

YORK, PA- The York College men’s tennis team dropped an 8-1 Capital Athletic Conference decision to #12 Salisbury University on Wednesday in York. The Sea Gulls improve to 14-1 overall and 6-0 in the CAC as they have clinched the regular season championship. The Spartans fall to 11-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference.

The Sea Gulls captured all three doubles matches but two of the three were close matches. Senior Ron Ho (Frederick, Md./Frederick) and junior Ryan Fickes (York, Pa./Dallastown) dropped an 8-5 decision in the first doubles match. The Spartans led in the match only to see the Sea Gull duo of Scott Burtzlaff and Brendan Kincaid come back to post the win. Tim Mowrer (Gordonville, Pa./Pequea Valley) and Joel Trimmer (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) lost to Evan Thomas and Matt Nicholson in the second doubles by a count of 8-6. The Sea Gulls won the third doubles 8-3.

The singles featured the Spartan highlight for the day as Mowrer defeated Kincaid 6-4, 6-4 in the first singles match. Kincaid entered the match undefeated in the CAC with a perfect 5-0 record. Kincaid entered the match 16-2 overall for 2007-08 and defeated Mowrer 6-1, 6-0 in the CAC tournament last April 19. Mowrer improves to 12-2 overall and 3-1 in the CAC. On Saturday, Kincaid had defeated Mary Washington’s Randy Loden who is ranked fifth in the nation and tops in the region.

Spartan head coach Mark Ludwig was pleased to see Mowrer break through against a regionally ranked player.

“Tim played great today,” says Ludwig. “It’s not very often Tim shows emotion on the court but he was especially focused during this match. Brendan Kincaid is an outstanding player and it is a credit to Tim that he was able to post the victory. This is the biggest individual win we have had since I have been the head coach.”

The Sea Gulls captured the remaining singles matches, all in straight sets. The Spartans were in several of the singles matches but the nationally ranked Gulls got the key points to post victories.

The Spartans return to action on Thursday afternoon as they travel to Hood for a CAC match. The match is slated to begin at 3:00 pm.

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