Spartans Push Gophers Despite Loss

TOWSON, MD – The York College women’s tennis team dropped an 8-1 decision Thursday to Goucher in Towson, Md. The loss pulls the Spartans’ 2009 record down to 1-8 while the Gophers up their season mark to 9-2.
    The Spartan duo of Katelyn Acker (Narvon, Pa./Pequea Valley) and Paige Doutrich (Gap, Pa./Pequea Valley) secured the #1 doubles slot for the Green and White. Acker and Doutrich defeated Tanya Cooley and Carly Heinz by an 8-6 score to capture the pair’s first doubles victory of the year.
    Despite the final score, the Spartans pushed four of the six singles matches into the third set.
    In first singles, Acker won the first set of her match 6-4, before falling in the second 6-1. Acker battled in the third but fell by a tight 7-5 result.
    Elder sister Heidi Acker (Narvon, Pa./Pequea Valley) also won her first set in third singles 7-5. However Goucher’s Mouna Attarha fought back to take the next two sets 6-4, 6-3.
    In fourth singles, senior Keturah Buchanan (York, Pa./William Penn) followed nearly the same model as both Ackers. Buchanan won her first set 6-4 over Joan Pulupa. Pulupa then recorded the come back victory with two 6-1 triumphs over the final two sets.
    Megan Logan (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) forced her fifth singles’ match into the third set. After dropping the first set 6-1, Logan won the second by a 6-4 count. However, Logan’s match would end in favor of the Gophers as Coe Scott-Giry took the third set 6-1.
    The Green and White now face a grueling four matches in four days, each of which take place at home. The stretch begins this Sunday, April 5, with a date with the Eagles of Mary Washington. York takes on their CAC foe at 4:00 pm.


Katelyn Acker photo courtesy of Scott Guise