Spartans Come Up Short Against Augustana

HILTON HEAD, SC – The York College men’s tennis team suffered their second loss of the 2010 campaign on Thursday, falling 6-3 to Augustana. The Spartans, who won a trio of singles matches, now fall to 2-2 for the spring season.

Senior captain Steve Collison (Westville, N.J./Woodbury), who has gotten off to a great start in his final season in the Green and White, bested Nik Lehnert in a three set come-from-behind victory. After dropping the first set by a 6-2 count, Collison rallied to capture sets two and three with 6-2 and 10-1 results, respectively.  For the spring campaign, Collison now stands at a solid 3-1 in singles play.

Colin Jones (Felton, Pa./Red Lion) picked up the triumph at the #3 spot for the Spartans. Jones rattled off a straight set victory over Kyle Doyle, 6-3, 7-5.

Sophomore Ryan Harvey (Fallston, Md./Fallston), who has shown significant promise in his second year, tallied a 6-3, 6-3 win over Geoff Schoon.

In doubles action, Collison and fellow senior Paul Graci (Exton, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) took Chris Mullin and Adam DeSimone to the brink but eventually fell 9-8 (5-0).

The Green and White are scheduled to return to action on Tuesday, March 9, when they return home to face Capital Athletic Conference foe Salisbury in a 3:30 p.m. match.

Steve Collison photo courtesy of Scott Guise