YORK, Pa. – The York College men's tennis squad picked up the victory in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament on Sunday, besting visiting Stevenson 7-2 at Wisehaven Swim & Tennis Club in York. Following that playoff tilt, the Spartans hosted Washington College in a make-up match from a postponed date during regular season as Washington won 8-1. For the season, the Spartans now stand at 12-7 overall and advance to the CAC Tournament's semifinal round where they are set to visit Salisbury on Monday, April 17.
The Green and White got on the board with a pair of doubles triumphs to begin the match against Stevenson. Four seniors grabbed the doubles wins for York as Travis Klein and Colin Jones paired up in first doubles while Ryan Harvey and Justin Hostetter combined in the third spot. Klein and Jones snagged an 8-5 victory while Harvey and Hostetter's 8-1 triumph allowed them to secure their team-high 10th win together this year.
Singles action saw the Green and White sweep the second through sixth slots in straight sets.
At second singles, Harvey posted a 6-1, 6-0 win as he captured his 13th win. Third singles went to Jones by way of a 6-1, 6-2 result while Philip Myers collected his 15th victory of the season with a 6-2, 6-0 triumph.
Nathaniel Hoskins, who owns York's highest win total this season, posted a 6-0, 6-3 win as the rookie went on to own a strong 16-6 mark by the end of the day. Hostetter backed up his win in doubles with one in singles, taking the sixth slot 6-3, 6-2 to grab his 11th triumph of his senior campaign.
The nightcap did not go as well for the home squad as Washington College garnered an 8-1 triumph over the Spartans.
Despite the loss, Jones picked up his third victory of the day as he registered a 6-2, 6-1 third singles win. That triumph improves Jones' 2011 mark to 12-6 on the year.
The Spartans now embark on the CAC Tournament's semifinal round. York travels to Salisbury on Monday, April 18, as they face the Sea Gulls in a 3:00 pm tilt.
PHOTO: Colin Jones plays a forehand shot during a home match earlier this season. Courtesy of Zach Clabaugh - www.sharpedgefoto.com