April 16, 2012

Regular Season Finale Brings 9-0 Win for Spartans

YORK, Pa. – The York College men's tennis team collected a 9-0 non-conference triumph over visiting Penn State Berks Monday afternoon in York. Closing out the regular season with the triumph, the Spartans improve to 10-7 on the season while Berks drops to 6-8.

The Green and White tallied all three available points in doubles play. Top pairing Philip Myers and James Villari captured an 8-5 triumph for their seventh win of the year. In the second slot, Tyler Cheatham and Nathaniel Hoskins improved to a Spartan-best 13-4 this season courtesy of an 8-3 result. Jake Greenstein and Tim DeYoung, combining for the first time this season, secured the third slot victory 8-1.

Singles play saw the Spartans nab each of the six available points, but not without some work. The first and second singles matches each went three sets and each went extra in that third set. In the top spot, Myers won for the 12th time this season courtesy of a 6-1, 3-6, 10-5 result. Villari, manning the second slot, posted a comeback victory 4-6, 7-6 (6-0), 10-6 to reach the double-digit plateau as he has now posted ten triumphs for his senior campaign.

In contrast to their tight first and second slot matches, the Green and White secured matches three through six in straight sets. Freshman Matthew Rosenkrantz picked up a 6-0, 6-0 victory at third singles as he now stands at a Spartan-best 13-5 in singles play this season.

Daniel Erk, Mario Herrera, and George Sosa each made their collegiate singles debuts against Berks and each tallied triumphs. Erk nabbed a 6-0, 6-2 victory at fourth singles while Herrera won 6-0, 6-0 in the fifth slot. Sosa tallied his first collegiate singles win by way of a 6-0, 6-0 result.

With the regular season now concluded, the Spartans await the upcoming Capital Athletic Conference Tournament. Visit www.ycpspartans.com for conference playoff information.

PHOTO: Matthew Rosenkrantz on serve during York's match against Penn State Berks on Monday. Courtesy of Alexis Pierce - York College (Pa.) Athletic Communications Practicum Student.