Green and White Grab 8-1 Triumph

Green and White Grab 8-1 Triumph

HARRISBURG, PA – The York College men’s tennis squad tallied their third win of the 2010 season on Friday afternoon, besting host Penn St. Harrisburg 8-1. The Spartans up their campaign mark to 3-5 while Harrisburg drops to .500 at 3-3.

York began the afternoon with a trio of doubles-match wins. Senior captains Paul Graci (Exton, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) and Steve Collison (Westville, N.J./Woodbury) had a tough go in first doubles as they squared off with John Dixon and Arsene de Conde. However, the Green and White prevailed 9-7 as Graci and Collison nabbed their fifth triumph of the season.

Colin Jones (Felton, Pa./Red Lion) and Travis Klein (East Stroudsburg, Pa./Pocono Mountain East) combined in the second slot for an 8-0 win. Ryan Harvey (Fallston, Md./Fallston) and Justin Hostetter (Lincoln University, Pa./Oxford Area) also tallied an 8-0 victory in the third position.  

York notched five more triumphs in singles, each by straight set victories. Collison backed up his doubles win with a 6-0, 6-0 second singles victory. Jones won 6-0, 6-2 in the third slot while Klein registered the 6-1, 6-0 fourth singles win.

Hostetter and Harvey each won their singles matches, fifth and sixth respectively, by 6-1, 6-0 counts.

The Spartans will have little time to enjoy their victory however, as York is back in action tomorrow, Saturday, March 20. The Green and White welcome Gettysburg as the non-conference tilt kicks off at 1:00 p.m.


Colin Jones photo courtesy of Brent Duffy