Spartans Cruise Past St. Mary's in CAC Tournament

YORK, PA – The York College men’s tennis team picked up their sixth straight win Saturday afternoon with a 9-0 sweep of St. Mary’s in the opening round of the 2009 Capital Athletic Conference tournament. The victory improves the Spartans’ season mark to 10-7 while St. Mary’s fall to 11-10.
     Beginning with doubles action, Tim Mowrer (Gordonville, Pa./Pequea Valley) and Joel Trimmer (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) bested St. Mary’s top doubles tandem by an 8-2 count.
      The second doubles slot belonged to Jeff Mansfield (Bartonsville, Pa./North Harford) and Colin Jones (Felton, Pa./Red Lion) as they pair recorded an 8-3 triumph. The third duo of Paul Graci (Exton, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) and Steve Collison (Westville, N.J./Woodbury) registered an 8-4 victory of their own to secure all three doubles points for the Spartans.
      As with doubles, the Green and White swept through each of the singles matches, taking all six points in straight sets.
      Mowrer, who now stands at 13-4 in 2009, won 6-2, 6-3 in his first singles match while Graci grabbed a 6-2, 6-4 victory at #2.
      Trimmer and Collison notched comfortable triumphs at third and fourth singles, respectively. Trimmer found his tenth with of 2009 via a 6-1, 6-0 result. Collison improved his junior season record to 12-5 by way of a 6-0, 6-1 victory.
     Mansfield took the fifth singles point for the Green and White with a 6-2, 6-1 win while freshman Ryan Harvey (Fallston, Md./Fallston) picked up his second career victory with a 6-2, 6-1 victory in sixth singles.
      The Spartans will now travel to Salisbury for the semifinal round of the league tournament. York will look to avenge a 9-0 loss earlier in the year and advance to the conference championship. Please visit for match time information.


Photo: Joel Trimmer returns a shot in a recent match