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Spartan Men's Tennis Campaign Comes to a Close

SALISBURY, MD – The York College men’s tennis team saw their six match win streak and their 2009 season come to a end on Monday as they fell to Salisbury University 9-0 in the semifinals of the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament. The Sea Gulls advance to the championship match against Mary Washington as the Eagles rolled past Hood 9-0 in the tournament’s other semifinal.

The Spartans were competitive in the first doubles match as Scott Burtzlaff and Evan Thomas defeated York’s Tim Mowrer (Gordonville, Pa./Pequea Valley) and Joel Trimmer (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) 8-5. The Gulls won the second doubles 8-0 and the third doubles 8-2.

Burtzlaff got the best of Mowrer again in the first singles match as the Spartan senior fell 6-3, 6-3. The loss ends the career of Mowrer as he concludes his four years in the Green and White as the all-time singles wins leader at YCP. Mowrer completes his career with a mark of 53-19, good for a winning percentage of 73.6%.

The Sea Gulls cruised to comfortable wins in the second, third, and fourth singles matches before Jeff Mansfield (Bartonsville, Pa./North Harford) extended Andrew Nottage 7-5 in the first set of the fifth singles match. Nottage then recorded a 6-1 win in the second set.

Salisbury’s Sasha Felikson closed out the match with a 6-4, 6-0 win in the sixth singles match.

The Spartans conclude the season with a mark of 10-8 as they were the third seed in the CAC Tournament. Mowrer, Trimmer, and Mansfield close out their careers as a successful group as they posted a four-year record of 48-24 and a conference record of 16-7.

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Photo: Tim Mowrer closed out his career as the Spartans' all-time wins leader in singles play.

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