Spartans Cruise to Fifth Straight Win

ST. MARY’S CITY, MD – The York College men’s tennis team captured their ninth victory of the season on Thursday with a 9-0 Capital Athletic Conference win over host St. Mary’s. The triumph improves the Spartans’ 2009 mark to 9-7 (4-2 CAC) while the Seahawks fall to 11-8 (1-4 CAC).
    Beginning with doubles action, seniors Tim Mowrer (Gordonville, Pa./Pequea Valley) and Joel Trimmer (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) posted an 8-2 victory in the first slot. The pair recorded the victory in their first outing as a team.
    Jeff Mansfield (Bartonsville, Pa./North Harford) and Colin Jones (Felton, Pa./Red Lion) secured the second doubles match for the Spartans by an 8-3 margin. Paul Graci (Exton, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) and Steve Collison (Westville, N.J./Woodbury) completed the doubles sweep with a comfortable 8-1 victory in the third slot.
    York’s winning streak spilled over into the singles matches as York took all six points.
    Mowrer (6-1, 6-0) grabbed the first position match to up his season mark to a strong 12-4. Graci followed suit with a 6-1, 7-5 victory in second singles while Trimmer notched the third slot victory by identical 6-1, 6-1 sets.
    Collison posted his eleventh victory of the season (6-1, 6-4) as he now stands at 11-5 for his junior campaign. Mansfield’s 6-4, 6-3 result secured the fifth singles spot for the Green and White while Travis Klein (East Stroudsburg, Pa./Pocono Mountain East) completed the Spartan sweep. Klein’s 6-1, 6-2 straight set victory bumped his season record to a strong 12-3.
    The victory over St. Mary’s concludes the Spartans’ 2009 regular season slate. York will now embark on the CAC tournament, which is slated to begin this Saturday, April 18. Please visit for up-to-date information.


Paul Graci photo courtesy of Scott Guise