YORK, PA - The York College women’s tennis team earned a 6-3 victory over Hood College in the opening round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament in York. The Spartans are the fourth seed in the tournament as they improve to 5-9. The Blazers entered the tournament as the five seed as the fall to 6-6 for the campaign.
The Spartans jumped out to an early lead as they captured all three doubles matches. The Spartans’ Heidi Acker (Narvon, Pa./Pequea Valley) and Katie Muir (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) teamed up to posted a 9-8 (8-6) victory in the first doubles match. Keturah Buchanan (York, Pa./William Penn) combined with Megan Logan (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) to earn an 8-6 win in the second doubles match. The green and white concluded the doubles sweep with a victory from the tandem of Stephanie Nelson (Marriottsville, Md./Liberty) and Paige Doutrich (Gap, Pa./Pequea Valley) in the third doubles as they notched an 8-4 win.
The Spartans got singles wins from Buchanan in the first singles, Logan in the third singles, and Acker in the fourth singles. Buchanan posted a 6-2, 6-3 win over Christine Ocampos-Barry. Logan cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 win in her match while Acker posted a 6-3, 6-4 win over Morgan Wright.
The Spartans now advance to face top-seeded Mary Washington in the tournament’s semifinal round. The match is slated to begin at 3:30 pm in Fredericksburg, VA.