ANNVILLE, PA – The York College women’s tennis team fell Wednesday afternoon 7-2 to a talented Lebanon Valley squad in Annville, Pa. The loss drops the Spartans 2010 record to 7-9 while the Flying Dutchmen improve to a stellar 15-1.
Despite the overall team loss, junior Stephanie Nelson (Marriottsville, Md./Liberty) had a superb individual day. Nelson began by combining with Maria McFaulds (North Effort, Pa./Pleasant Valley) to capture the third doubles win for the Green and White. The duo bested Morgan Brady and Sarah Betty 8-4. Together, Nelson and McFaulds own York’s top doubles record this season as they sport a 6-3 record in 2010.
Nelson then nabbed her eighth singles triumph of the season with a straight set 6-1, 6-0 victory in the fifth position. She defeated Caitlin Bedford as Nelson improves her singles mark to 8-4, the second-best record on the Spartan squad behind Katelyn Acker’s (Narvon, Pa./Pequea Valley) 10-6.
The York side stretched a pair of matches to three sets. In the third slot, Samantha Brenner (Mount Airy, Md./South Carroll) won the first set 6-4, but then fell 6-2, 7-5 to Tamera Lobb.
McFaulds also saw her sixth spot match stretch to three. She took the first 6-2, but then dropped the last two sets by 6-4 counts.
With their regular season now complete, the Spartans turn their attention to the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament. York begins the league playoffs on Saturday, April 17. With matches still to be played, the Spartans’ opponent has yet to be determined. For up-to-date information please visit the official CAC web site at www.cacsports.com.
Maria McFaulds photo courtesy of Scott Guise