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McFaulds Secures CAC Win for Spartans

FREDERICK, MD – The York College women’s tennis team edged Hood College in a highly competitive Capital Athletic Conference match on Thursday afternoon in Frederick, Md. The Spartans improve to 4-5 overall and 2-2 in the CAC while the Blazers fall to 0-7 overall and 0-1 in the CAC.

The match came down to the sixth singles match and Spartan freshman Maria McFaulds (North Effort, Pa./Pleasant Valley) responded with three-set win, outlasting Casey Miller 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, securing the win over the Blazers.

The match kicked off with the Blazers securing two of the three doubles matches. The Spartans’ lone win came from the tandem of McFaulds and Stephanie Nelson (Marriottsville, Md./Liberty) as they posted an 8-4 third singles win.

The Spartans rebounded by winning four of the six singles matches. Katelyn Acker (Narvon, Pa./Pequea Valley) rolled to a 6-3, 6-2 first singles win. Freshman Samantha Brenner (Mount Airy, Md./South Carroll) notched an easy 6-1, 6-1 win at third singles while Nelson also posted a solid 6-3, 6-2 win in the fifth singles match, setting the stage for McFaulds’ dramatic win.

The Spartans return to action on Sunday, March 28 when they travel to Catholic University. The match is slated for an 11:00 am start.

Katelyn Acker photo courtesy of Brent Duffy

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