April 17, 2011

Round One to York as Spartans Move on to Semifinals

YORK, Pa. – The York College women's tennis squad posted their 11th win of the season on Sunday afternoon topping visiting Frostburg State in the first round of the 2011 Capital Athletic Conference Tournament. The Spartans improve to 11-6 on the year and move on in the league playoffs and now enter the semifinal round.

Leading off with doubles, the Spartans opened a 2-1 lead after the three matches. In first doubles, Sarah Wargo and Katelyn Acker combined to post an 8-4 triumph, marking their eighth win together this season. Third doubles saw Stephanie Nelson and Nicole Olson, a pair which has done tremendous work as of late, snag an 8-2 win as they now sport a strong 6-1 mark.

Wargo, Acker, and Nelson were each victorious in singles play while Megan McCullin also added an individual win to the Spartan ledger.

First singles went to Wargo as she registered a 6-1, 6-3 result. The Spartan rookie currently owns a 9-8 overall record this season having played each of her 17 singles matches in the top slot. (Notably, Wargo has played all 34 of her collegiate matches in the top slot. In addition to her 17 singles matches at #1, Wargo has also played each of her 17 doubles matches in the #1 spot.)

Acker tallied a straight-set 6-3, 6-4 triumph at second singles as she has now won six out of her last seven singles matches. The sophomore owns a Spartan-best 12-5 record this season, as her win on Sunday establishes a new personal-best for wins in a season.

McCullin proved victorious at fourth singles where she posted a 6-1, 6-4 win to move to 8-7 on the year while Nelson secured the sixth slot with a 6-2, 7-6 (4-0) triumph and is now 5-2.

With the win, the third-seeded Spartans advance in the tournament and are slated to visit Salisbury in the semifinal round. Check back to www.ycpspartans.com for updated information on 2011 CAC Women's Tennis Tournament.

MATCH BOX

PHOTO: Megan McCullin lines up a forehand shot during York's match against Lebanon Valley earlier this season. Courtesy of Scott Guise.