March 4, 2010

Spartans Split in Hilton Head

HILTON HEAD, SC – The York College women’s tennis team posted a 1-1 record on Wednesday as the Spartans topped St. John Fisher 5-4 before falling to Augustana 8-1 in Hilton Head, S.C. With the split, the Green and White move to 1-2 on the young campaign.

Against St. John Fisher the Spartans nabbed four of the six singles matches, highlighted by sophomore Katelyn Acker’s (Narvon, Pa./Pequea Valley) victory in the #1 slot. Acker registered a 1-6, 6-4, 10-3 comeback triumph over Elena Vahl.

York then snagged the three through five spots. Samantha Brenner (Mount Airy, Md./South Carroll), another talented young Spartan, notched a straight-set 6-4, 6-2 victory over Katelyn Smith while rookie Megan McMullin (New Windsor, Md./Westminster Senior) collected her first collegiate triumph with a 7-6 (3), 6-1 decision. Stephanie Nelson (Marriottsville, Md./Liberty) closed the Spartan run with a 6-3, 6-2 win at fifth singles.

In doubles play, the Green and White captured the #2 slot to secure the team victory. Brenner and McCullin teamed up for the 8-3 triumph.

The Spartans did not fare so well against Augustana. York’s lone win in the match came from Acker in first singles as she bested Jenna Richardson 6-4, 6-4.  The win pushes the sophomore’s individual mark to 2-1 for the 2010 campaign.

Brenner pushed Tricia Crawford to the limit in each of the two sets at #3 singles, but fell just short 7-6 (4), 7-5.

York continues their Hilton Head spring break trip on Friday, March 5. The Green and White are set to face St. Vincent at 11:30 a.m.

Katelyn Acker photo courtesy of Scott Guise