Spartans Battle But Fall to Sea Gulls in CAC Action

Spartans Battle But Fall to Sea Gulls in CAC Action

YORK, PA - The York College men's tennis squad suffered their fourth defeat of the 2010 spring campaign as they fell to Capital Athletic Conference foe Salisbury 8-1 at home on Tuesday. The Spartans drop to 1-4 (0-2 CAC) on the young season while the Sea Gulls improve their mark to 3-1 (1-0 CAC).

The Green and White's lone victory of the after came in the third doubles match. Junior Justin Hostetter (Lincoln University, Pa./Oxford Area) teamed with sophomore Ryan Harvey (Fallston, Md./Fallston) to secure the #3 spot by an 8-6 count. Hostetter and Harvey topped Kyle Schneck and Justin Smith to get the Spartans on the board.

In singles play, senior captain Steve Collison (Westville, N.J./Woodbury) pushed Andrew Nottage to three sets in the #2 slot. Collison captured the first set 6-3 but fell in frame #2 6-4. The third and decisive set went Nottage's way as he secured the victory with a 6-2 result.

Third singles also saw York's Colin Jones (Felton, Pa./Red Lion) push Henry Stuhler to three sets. Unfortunately for the Green and White Jones' 7-5 opening set win sparked a 6-1, 6-1 run by Stuhler over the final two frames.

"Despite the end result, we definitely battled today," first-year head coach Ryan Weber said. "I am proud of our guys for how they worked against a talented Salisbury squad."

The Spartans will look to get back into the win column on Friday, March 12, as they travel to Alvernia for a 3:30 p.m. contest with the Crusaders.


Photo: Ryan Harvey (left) and Justin Hostetter (right) picked up an 8-6 doubles victory against Salisbury Tuesday afternoon.