Spartans Blank St. Mary's in CAC First Round

Spartans Blank St. Mary's in CAC First Round

YORK, PA – In the first round of the 2010 Capital Athletic Conference Tournament, the York College men’s tennis team picked up a 9-0 sweep over visiting St. Mary’s on Sunday afternoon in York. The Spartan improve to 9-8 on the season while the Seahawks fall to 11-10.

Senior Paul Graci (Exton, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) secured the top singles spot with a straight set 6-3, 6-1 triumph.

In the #2 slot, fellow senior Steve Collison (Woodbury, N.J./Westville) nabbed his 11th total victory this season, including York’s match against Grand Rapids Community College. He bested Jeff Levy 6-1, 6-4.

Colin Jones (Felton, Pa./Red Lion), the Spartans’ regular at third singles, reached the double-digit win plateau with a 6-4, 6-2 triumph at #3.

Travis Klein (East Stroudsburg, Pa./Pocono Mountain East) picked up the fourth slot for the Spartans with a 6-2, 6-2 victory – his 11th of the season.

In fifth singles, Justin Hostetter (Lincoln University, Pa./Oxford Area) collected a 9-7 pro-set triumph as he bested Josh Olexa.

Ryan Harvey (Fallston, Md./Fallston) continued his excellent player at York’s sixth singles. He posted a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Drew Barnes. Harvey improves to an impressive 15-3 overall this year as he has won his last five matches.

The Green and White also swept through each of the three doubles matches. Graci and Collison combined in the #1 spot for a clean 8-0 triumph.

Jones and Klein bested Kenny Nugent and Barnes 8-3 while the duo of Hostetter and Harvey defeated Olexa and Robbie Bourdon 8-0.

The Spartans continue their journey toward a CAC title when they travel to Salisbury, Md. on Tuesday, April 20, to take on the second-seeded Sea Gulls.


Justin Hostetter photo courtesy of Brent Duffy