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Men's Tennis: Titans Win Spring PAC Opener

Thursday, March 14, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's tennis team shutout Bethany, 9-0, in both team's 2013 Spring Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) opener. The Titans improved to 1-9 overall, while the Bison dropped to 1-1.

Three of Westminster's singles wins came in the third set. Freshman Troy Abbott (Seven Fields, PA / Seneca Valley) (3-6, 6-2, 10-4), senior Sean Black (Aurora, OH / Aurora) (6-1, 3-6, 10-6), and sophomore Mark Andino (Norwalk, CT / Norwalk) (6-2, 2-6, 10-6) won in the third-set tiebreaker.

The Titans are back in action next Tuesday when they host PAC foe Saint Vincent at 3:30 p.m.

Singles competition:
1. Troy Abbott (WES) def. James Peterson (BET) 3-6, 6-2, 10-4
2. Sean Black (WES) def. Dakota Maravelis (BET) 6-1, 3-6, 10-6
3. Brad Thomas (WES) def. Nick Wilcox (BET) 6-0, 6-3
4. Mike Matisi (WES) def. Jared Roque (BET) 7-5, 6-2
5. Ryan Carr (WES) def. Kyle Booker (BET) 6-3, 6-1
6. Mark Andino (WES) def. Dylan Schooley (BET) 6-2, 2-6, 10-6

Doubles competition:
1. Sean Black/Troy Abbott (WES) def. James Peterson/Nick Wilcox (BET) 8-3
2. Brad Thomas/Mike Matisi (WES) def. Jared Roque/Kyle Booker (BET) 8-5
3. Marshall Finelli/Ryan Carr (WES) def. Dakota Maravelis/Dylan Schooley (BET) 8-1

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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