YORK, Pa. – The York College men's tennis team picked up a pair of Capital Athletic Conference triumphs on a Saturday as they topped visiting Wesley and Frostburg State. The Spartans, who improve to 9-3 overall and 3-2 in CAC action, bested Wesley 9-0 in the first match before getting by the Bobcats 6-3 later in the day.
Opening up against the Wolverines (0-7, 0-5 CAC), the Green and White swept each of the nine points, three of which came via default victories. Travis Klein and Colin Jones teamed up in the first doubles match to secure an 8-3 win while the duo of James Villari and Eric Cooperman combined for an 8-0 triumph at second doubles. (The Spartans picked up a default victory in the third slot.)
In singles, Klein registered his ninth win of his senior campaign with an 8-4 pro-set victory. Freshman Nathaniel Hoskins posted an 8-3 win while fellow newcomer Tyler Cheatham won 8-1. Rookie Justin Wertley captured the fourth slot with an 8-1 win as York was awarded the fifth and sixth singles points via default wins.
Against Frostburg (3-6, 1-3 CAC) later in the day, the Spartans collected a tighter 6-3 league victory.
Philip Myers and Villari teamed up in second doubles to take the 8-3 win, their sixth as a tandem this season, while Justin Hostetter and Ryan Harvey snagged the third doubles point. Their 8-1 win proves their team-high seventh doubles triumph of the campaign.
Singles play saw York take four of the six slots. Harvey posted an 8-2 win at second singles, and now sports a 10-5 record this season, while Myers had a clean 8-0 result. Myers' win gives him 11 victories for the season against only two losses.
Hoskins, who has put together York's top singles wins mark this season with a 12-3 record, registered his 12th win of the year with an 8-0 result of his own. Hostetter's 8-2 sixth singles win gives the senior captain eight triumphs on the season.
The Spartans will have little time to recover from their two matches on Sunday as they are slated to play two more on Sunday, April 10. First, the Green and White are set to travel to Dickinson to take on the Red Devils at 10:00 am before returning home to square off with Catholic at 3:30 pm in York's final home match of the regular season.
PHOTO: James Villari hits a shot earlier this season. Courtesy of Zach Clabaugh - www.sharpedgefoto.com