YORK, Pa. – The York College men's tennis team advanced to the semifinal round of the 2012 Capital Athletic Conference Tournament courtesy of a 5-4 victory over visiting Frostburg St. on Saturday. The triumph pushes the Spartans' 2011-2012 record to 11-7 while the Bobcats bow out at 11-9.
York snagged two points in doubles play, taking the second and third spots. Tyler Cheatham and Nathaniel Hoskins rolled on as they collected an 8-1 victory at second doubles. The pair has now won four straight and are 14-4 overall this season.
Rookies Matthew Rosenkrantz and Jake Greenstein nabbed an important close triumph at third doubles. Rosenkrantz and Greenstein combined to capture an 8-6 victory that would ultimately prove vital to the Spartans continuing their season. As a pair this season, the rookie duo sports a 3-1 mark.
In singles, three Spartans added the necessary points to the Green and White ledger. Senior Philip Myers won the second singles match with a straight set 6-1, 6-0 result to improve his season singles mark to 13-7.
Hoskins and Rosenkrantz captured the third and fifth slots, respectively. Hoskins, breaking into the double-digit plateau with his tenth victory of the season, nabbed another important tight triumph with a three-set 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 win. Rosenkrantz's team-leading 14th win of his freshman season came via a two-set 6-0, 6-2 result. He now sports a 14-5 record in just his first collegiate campaign.
York now turns their attention to the semifinal round of the conference playoffs. The Spartans are slated to travel to Fredericksburg, Va. on Tuesday, April 24, to take on top-seeded Mary Washington.
PHOTO: Tyler Cheatham hits a forehand during York's contest against Gettysburg earlier this season. Courtesy of Scott Guise - York College (Pa.) Director of Athletic Communications.