Green and White Best Messiah 8-1

GRANTHAM, PA – The York College men’s tennis team captured an 8-1 victory Monday evening over Messiah. The non-conference road win, which snaps the Spartans’ two-match skid, improves the Green and White’s 2009 record to 5-7 while the Falcons fall to 3-6.
      York swept through the singles contests gaining all six points. Tim Mowrer (Gordonville, Pa./Pequea Valley) secured the #1 spot for the Spartans courtesy of a 7-5, 6-4 win over Messiah’s Jansen Hein.
      Joel Trimmer (Hanover, Pa./Hanover), playing in the #2 position for the first time this season, came back from a first set loss to take the match 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
      In third singles, junior Paul Graci (Exton, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) captured a more comfortable 6-0, 6-2 victory while Steve Collison (Westville, N.J./Woodbury) put up the win at fourth singles with a 6-3, 6-2 triumph.
      Jeff Mansfield (Bartonsville, Pa./North Harford) grabbed the victory in the #5 spot, taking the team point in three sets. After a first set 6-1 win, Messiah’s Andrew Wismer battled back to take the second set 6-3. Mansfield then finished the match in similar fashion to how it started with another 6-1 victory.
      Travis Klein (East Stroudsburg, Pa./Pocono Mountain East) continued his exceptional 2009 campaign with another sixth slot victory on Monday. The 6-2, 6-3 result pushes the sophomore’s record to a stellar 8-3 for the season as he owns the Spartans’ top winning percentage this season.
      In doubles action, Mowrer and Colin Jones (Felton, Pa./Red Lion) captured the second position point with an 8-2 win. Graci and Collison teamed up at #3 taking that match 8-0.
      The Spartans return to action on Thursday, April 3, as they travel to Baltimore to take on Goucher. The non-conference contest is slated for 3:00 pm.


Travis Klein photo courtesy of Colin Jones