Mercyhurst Tops Spartans Final Hilton Head Match

HILTON HEAD, SC - The York College men's tennis team dropped the final match of their 2009 trip to Hilton Head, S.C. by a 6-3 result at the hands of Mercyhurst. The Spartans complete their season-opening excursion with a record of 2-3 while the Lakers bump up their mark to an impressive 9-3.
      Junior Paul Graci (Exton, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) picked up one of York's three wins in his #2 singles match. Graci, a 2008 All-Capital Athletic Conference selection, improved to 3-2 on the year with a 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 10-5 victory.
      Sophomore Travis Klein (East Stroudsburg, Pa./Pocono Mountain East) continued his torrid play to begin the year winning yet another match in the Spartans' sixth slot. Klein bested Alfredo Mortensen in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0, as he ups his season mark to a solid 4-1.
      In doubles action, Graci paired with junior Steve Collison (Westville, N.J./Woodbury) as York's #3 duo. The two juniors topped Mortensen and Adam Marnick by an 8-3 count.
      The Green and White now return home for their next match of the 2009 campaign, their first on York's campus. The Spartans are slated to face the McDaniel Green Terror on Friday, March 13, in a 3:00 pm non-conference tilt.


Photo of junior Paul Graci