YORK, PA – The York College men’s tennis squad evened their 2010 record on Monday afternoon with an 8-1 triumph over visiting Messiah. The Spartans improve to 8-8 on the season and have won three of their last four matches.
The Green and White began the contest with a sweep of the three doubles matches. Colin Jones (Felton, Pa./Red Lion) and Travis Klein (East Stroudsburg, Pa./Pocono Mountain East) cruised to an 8-1 victory in the second doubles slot. Phllip Myers (York, Pa./William Penn) and James Villari (Clark, N.J./Arthur L. Johnson), combining for the fourth time this season, picked up the their doubles win with an 8-2 triumph. Myers and Villari now sport a 3-1 record together in 2010.
In first doubles, the senior tandem of Paul Graci (Exton, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) and Steve Collison (Westville, N.J./Woodbury) struggled slightly but were able to pull out the victory. The duo notched a hard fought 8-5 win to pick up their sixth official victory this season.
In singles play, Collison posted a straight set 6-0, 6-2 victory over Luke Hostetter in the second slot. The senior now owns, including his match against Grand Rapids Community College, a solid 10-6 mark this season.
Jones and Klein each won their respective singles matches, each by 6-3, 6-3 straight sets, in the third and fourth positions.
Justin Hostetter (Lincoln University, Pa./Oxford Area) nabbed a 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Adam Sheir in fifth singles.
Ryan Harvey (Fallston, Md./Fallston), who continues to play strong tennis this season, collected a win over Nathan Shertzer, 6-2, 6-0. With the win, Harvey’s record, including his singles win during the Grand Rapids CC match, now stands at a team-best 14-3.
With their regular season now complete, the Spartans turn their attention to the 2010 Capital Athletic Conference Tournament. The Green and White will host a yet-to-be-determined opponent on Sunday April 18, at 3:00 p.m.
Photo: Travis Klein prepares to return a shot on Monday against Messiah