March 4, 2009

Spartans Capture First Win with 9-0 Result

HILTON HEAD, SC – The York College men’s tennis team put in a dominating performance Tuesday afternoon with a convincing 9-0 victory over Catholic in Hilton Head, S.C. The result pushes the Spartans into the win column for the first time this year as the Green and White improve to 1-1. The Cardinals fall to an even 2-2.
    Tim Mowrer (Gordonville, Pa./Pequea Valley), York’s #1 singles player, ups his early senior campaign mark to a flawless 2-0. The 2008 All-Capital Athletic Conference performer topped Jean Paul Brown in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.
    Junior Paul Graci (Exton, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) backed up Mowrer’s win with a straight set victory of his own in the #2 slot. Graci did not surrender a game as he posted a strong 6-0, 6-0 victory.
     Joel Trimmer (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) and Steve Collison (Westville, N.J./Woodbury) recorded hard-fought triumphs in the #3 and #4 spots respectively. Although winning in straight sets once again, Trimmer needed a 7-5 tie-breaker to officially sweep the match 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). Collison battled back from one set down to provide the Green and White with yet another victory. Falling behind to Luigi Alvarado in the first set, 7-6 (7-5), Collison rallied in the second to take the set 6-0. The junior then finished off the match in the third by a 10-4 score line.
     York’s Jeff Mansfield (Bartonsville, Pa./North Harford) secured the #5 singles match with a comfortable 6-1, 6-3 win while Travis Klein (East Stroudsburg, Pa./Pocono Mountain East) nabbed the win in the #6 slot, 6-1, 6-0.
     Doubles proved to be more of the same for the Spartans as the Green and White swept through all three matches. Mowrer and Colin Jones (Felton, Pa./Red Lion) led off with a victory at #1 doubles with an 8-2 result over Roman and Matthew Netardus. Trimmer and Mansfield combined at #2 as they captured a tight 8-6 victory, while Graci and Collison posted another York win in the third doubles slot courtesy of an 8-2 result.
     The Spartans complete their trip to Hilton Head with a split double-header on Wednesday. York squares off with Kutztown at 10:00 am before taking on Grand Rapids Community College at 6:30 pm.
   
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Photo of sophomore #1 doubles player Colin Jones