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Spartans Edge Mustangs to Capture CAC Opener

YORK, PA - The York College women’s tennis team posted their second straight win as the green and white notched a 5-4 win over Villa Julie College in the Capital Athletic Conference opener for both teams. York improves to 2-3 overall while the Mustangs fall to 0-6 and 0-1 in the conference.

The Mustangs took two of three doubles matches to forge the early lead. Villa Julie’s Sarah Searing and Samantha Rasnake edged York’s Heidi Acker (Narvon, Pa./Pequea Valley) and Katie Muir 9-8 (7-5 in the tiebreaker) in the first doubles match. The Mustangs’ Becky Matlack and Barbora Hnizda downed the Spartans’ Stephanie Nelson (Marriottsville, Md./Liberty) 9-7 in the second doubles match. York’s Keturah Buchanan (York, Pa./William Penn) and Megan Logan (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) combined to roll to an 8-0 win in third doubles, salvaging one point for York.

In singles play, Buchanan got the green and white rolling with a 6-0, 6-4 win in the first singles match. Matlack posted a 6-2, 6-4 victory in the second singles match for the Mustangs. Logan notched a 6-1, 6-0 victory in the third singles match, tying the overall match at three wins each. Searing outlasted York’s Doutrich 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 10-6 in the fourth singles match, giving the Mustangs an overall lead. York’s Heidi Acker (Narvon, Pa./Pequea Valley) remained unbeaten with a 6-2, 6-1 win at fifth singles. Acker is now 5-0 for the campaign for the Spartans. Nelson concluded the match with a 6-1, 6-1 victory in sixth singles as the Spartans outlasted the Mustangs.

York returns to action on Friday afternoon as they host Salisbury University in a CAC contest. The match is slated to begin at 3:00 pm at the Spartan Tennis Center.

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