Spartans Edge Seahawks for Key Conference Win

YORK, PA – The York College women’s tennis team posted a big 5-4 Capital Athletic Conference victory over St. Mary’s College on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in York. The Spartans improve 7-8 overall and 4-2 in the CAC while the Seahawks fall to 9-9 overall and 1-5 in the league.

The Spartans picked up two of the three doubles points. York was victorious in the second and third doubles matches but both victories came via razor thin margins.

In the second doubles match, Samantha Brenner (Mount Airy, Md./South Carroll) and Megan McCullin (New Windsor, Md./Westminster Senior) edged Beth Handy and Katie Lackler 9-7. In the third doubles match, Stephanie Nelson (Marriottsville, Md./Liberty) and Maria McFaulds (North Effort, Pa./Pleasant Valley) outlasted Maria Rau and Shelby Mullennix 9-8 and 8-6 in the tiebreaker.

The teams split the six singles matches with York earning wins at first, third and fifth singles. Sophomore Katelyn Acker (Narvon, Pa./Pequea Valley) rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 in the first singles match while Brenner outlasted Lackler 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the exciting third singles match. Nelson rolled to 6-0, 6-3 in the fifth singles match as the Spartans hung on for the victory.

The Spartans return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Lebanon Valley to face the Flying Dutchmen in the final regular season match of the game. The contest is slated for a 3:30 pm start.