March 20, 2012

Green and White Best PSU Harrisburg in Shortened Tilt

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The York College men's tennis team snagged a 6-0 shortened triumph Tuesday as they topped host Penn St. Harrisburg. With the out-of-conference victory, the Spartans improve to 2-3 on the season while the Lions are dealt their first loss of the year and now stand at 6-1.

In the first doubles slot, Eric Cooperman and Matthew Rosenkrantz put together an 8-5 victory as the pair is now 2-1 in doubles. The second flight belonged to senior combo Philip Myers and James Villari. Myers and Villari paired up for an 8-1 triumph while third doubles tandem Tyler Cheatham and Nathaniel Hoskins also posted an 8-1 victory.

Singles play brought three more points to the Spartan ledger while three others went unfinished. Myers secured the third singles slot as he recorded his third singles win of the season. Doubles partner Villari also found the win column as he proved victorious his fifth singles match 6-1, 7-5.

The fourth singles spot went Hoskins' way as the sophomore captured a 6-2, 6-0 triumph.

Of the three matches that ended as unfinished, the Spartans were leading two. Cooperman, at first singles, won the first set 6-4 and was tied 3-3 in set number two while Cheatham held a sizable 5-0 lead in the opening set of second singles. Rosenkrantz's sixth singles match did not post a score by the close of the match.

The Spartans have a swift turnaround as they are back in action on Wednesday, March 21. The Green and White are slated to host Gettysburg in a 4:00 pm non-conference match in York.

PHOTO: Nathaniel Hoskins hits a shot last spring. Courtesy of Zach Clabaugh - www.sharpedgefoto.com