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York Downs Mustangs on Tuesday in CAC Action
YORK, PA – The York College men’s tennis squad rebounded from yesterday’s loss to Dickinson with a resounding 8-1 Capital Athletic Conference triumph over visiting Stevenson on Tuesday afternoon in York. The Spartans improve to 6-7 on the season including 3-2 in league play while the Mustangs drop to 2-8 and 0-4 in the CAC.
The York side captured each of the three doubles matches. The senior tandem of Paul Graci (Exton, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) and Steve Collison (Westville, N.J./Woodbury) nabbed the top spot with an 8-1 win over Ted Cooke and Ben Petasky.
Colin Jones (Felton, Pa./Red Lion) and Travis Klein (East Stroudsburg, Pa./Pocono Mountain East) picked up the second position with an 8-3 win while Ryan Harvey (Fallston, Md./Fallston) and Justin Hostetter (Lincoln University, Pa./Oxford Area) posted another 8-3 win in third doubles. With that win, Harvey and Hostetter have now put together a 7-4 record (excluding their match with Grand Rapids Community College), which is York’s best doubles mark of the year.
In singles action, York took the second through sixth slots to secure five points for the Spartan side.
Collison tallied a straight set 6-1, 6-2 triumph in second singles while Jones notched a 6-1, 6-1 victory in the third slot as straight set wins would be the trend.
Klein posted the fourth singles win with a 6-3, 6-1 result.
Hostetter was tested slightly against Shawn Kelley but was able to pull through 6-3, 7-5.
Harvey, who sports York’s best individual mark with a 10-3 record, picked up his tenth win with a solid 6-1, 6-1 result over Shawn Hellman.
The Spartans return to action Saturday, April 10, when they travel to Washington College for a 4:00 p.m. non-conference tilt.
Photo: Ryan Harvey returns a shot against Stevenson on Tuesday - courtesy of Scott Guise