March 29, 2008

Spartans Roll Past St. Mary's in CAC Match

YORK, PA- The York College men’s tennis team posted their seventh shutout win of the year as the Spartans downed St. Mary’s College 9-0 in Capital Athletic Conference action on Saturday in York. The Spartans improve to 10-2 overall and 2-1 in the CAC while the Seahawks fall to 5-5 overall and 2-2 in the conference.

The Spartans kicked off the action with a trio of wins in doubles play. The first team of Ron Ho (Frederick, Md./Frederick) and Jeff Mansfield (Bartonsville, Pa./North Harford) recorded an 8-6 win in their match. The second doubles team of Tim Mowrer (Gordonville, Pa./Pequea Valley) and Joel Trimmer (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) and the third doubles team of Josh Kulp (Souderton, Pa./Homeschooled) and Braxton Koppelman (Alexandria, Va./Annandale) each notched 8-2 wins in their respective matches.

In singles play, York got five straight set decisions started by Mowrer’s 6-0, 6-1 first singles win. Sophomore Paul Graci (Exton, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 win in the second singles match while Trimmer earned a 6-1, 6-2 victory in the third singles match up with Andrew MacLaughlin. Ho posted a 6-0, 6-1 win in fourth singles and Steve Collison (Westville, N.J./Woodbury) notched a 6-1, 6-3 victory in the sixth singles match. Kulp needed three sets to earn a win in the fifth singles match against Alex Dijnis as Kulp won 6-2, 4-6, and 10-6 in the super tiebreaker.

The Spartans return to action on Tuesday, April 1 when they host Goucher College in a non-conference contest. Game time at the Spartan Tennis Center is 3:00 pm.

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