Spartans Fall to #25 Mary Washington in CAC Men's Tennis Semifinals

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - The York College men's tennis team saw their 2011-2012 campaign come to an end on Tuesday as they fell to #25 Mary Washington 9-0 in the semifinal round of the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament in Fredericksburg, Va. The Spartans conclude the season with an 11-8 record while the Eagles improved to 14-12 and move on to the league championship match.

The talented Eagles bested the Green and White in each of the three doubles matches and won in straight sets in each singles tilt.

The loss means the Spartans bid adieu to seniors Philip Myers and James Villari. Myers posted a 13-8 record for the Green and White in his senior campaign as he finishes his career sporting a 29-15 mark. Last year, he posted a stellar 15-6 record as he equaled the second-most single-season wins in program history. In doubles play, Myers posted 24 career victories including seven this year with Villari.

Villari closes out his time with the Spartans having posted a career-high ten wins this season. He also registered 22 doubles victories while at York.

Despite the end of the season, the Spartans have room for optimism heading into next year. Sophomores Nathaniel Hoskins and Tyler Cheatham posted solid years, including a strong 14-5 mark as a doubles pair, while rookie Matthew Rosenkrantz notched a team-best 14 singles wins this season while only suffering six losses.

PHOTO: Philip Myers hits a forehand during York's match against Gettysburg earlier this spring. Courtesy of Scott Guise - York College (Pa.) Director of Athletic Communications.