Spartans Top Alvernia, 9-0

YORK, PA – The York College men’s tennis team got back into the win column on a chilly Monday afternoon with a clean 9-0 victory over visiting Alvernia. The victory improves the Spartans’ record to 4-5 on the year while the Crusaders fall to 0-5.
      The Green and White opened the match by winning each of the three doubles matches in short order. The #1 singles duo of Tim Mowrer (Gordonville, Pa./Pequea Valley) and Colin Jones (Felton, Pa./Red Lion) defeated Zach Lockwood and Adam Lush by a strong 8-2 count. Joel Trimmer (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) and Jeff Mansfield (Bartonsville, Pa./North Harford) picked up the victory in second doubles by the same 8-2 score. In the third slot, Paul Graci (Exton, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) and Steve Collison (Westville, N.J./Woodbury) teamed up for a quick 8-1 victory over Aaron Dearstyne and Zach Marsar.
      Following their convincing results in doubles, the Spartans swept through the singles contests in similar fashion. Mowrer grabbed the #1 singles win 6-4, 6-3 over Lockwood. The senior All-CAC performer now stands at 6-3 for the season.
      Graci backed up Mowrer’s triumph with one of his own, making his 2009 record 5-4. The sophomore, himself an All-CAC selection in 2008, won 6-1, 6-0. Trimmer bested Morgan Davidheiser in the third slot 6-3, 6-4. The victory pushes the senior’s 2009 mark to 4-5.
      Collison and Mansfield secured two more singles victories for the Spartans in the fourth and fifth spots. Collison’s 6-0, 6-3 win improves his record to 5-4 for the year while Mansfield’s 6-3, 6-2 result gives the sophomore a 4-5 mark.
      Travis Klein (East Stroudsburg, Pa./Pocono Mountain East) continues his solid play in the sixth position for the Green and White. Klein topped Marsar 6-0, 6-3 as he now stands at a strong 7-2 for the season.
      The Spartans will return to action on Thursday, March 26, with a trip to Gettysburg. The non-conference contest is slated to begin at 4:30 pm.


Steve Collison photo courtesy of Scott Guise