NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The York College men's tennis squad saw their 2018-19 season come to a close on Friday as they fell to Christopher Newport 5-0 in the opening round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament in Newport News, Virginia.
The Captains, who are the tournament's third seed, improve to 11-8 overall as they advance to face the winner of the Salisbury (#2) and Penn State Harrisburg (#7) in the CAC semifinals on Tuesday, April 30. The Spartan campaign closes with a record of 8-10.
The Captains opened the match with three wins in the doubles matches. The Captains earned 8-1 wins in the first and third singles matches. The Spartans' second doubles team of Ben Sentz and Lukas Olson managed to earn three games as they fell to the Captains tandem of Nicholas Ruzicka and William Trang.
The singles portion of the match was short as the match was played to decision. Ryan Macy earned a 6-0, 6-0 win over Joel Hess in the third singles match while Mason Kolls recorded a 6-1, 6-0 win over Josiah Forry to close out the match. The remaining four singles matches were halted once the Captains reached five wins.
The loss closes out the careers of seniors Sam Innerst, Joel Hess, Lukas Olson, and Sam Price. Innerst closes out his singles career with a mark of 30-29 to go along with 27 doubles wins. Hess earned 20 singles and 18 doubles victories during his Spartan career. Olson posted 16 singles wins while he added 24 doubles wins during his time in the Green and White. Price earned 12 single and 12 doubles wins during his Spartan career.
For the season, Innerst led the way with a singles mark of 10-4 while Tyler Richard was next at 9-4. York finished 53-48 in singles matches as a team for the year. Olson and Sentz led the way in doubles play for the year as they combined to go 9-4 for the campaign. Richard and Justin Rose tied for the team lead in doubles with as they went 9-5.
The Spartans will return Sentz, Richard, Rose, and Forry as they will look to have a successful final year in the Capital Athletic Conference.