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Men's Tennis: Titans Place Fourth at PACs, Earn Sportmanship Award

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Erie, Pa. - The Westminster College men's tennis team came in fourth place out of eight teams at the PAC Championships.  Coach Scott Renninger and the Westminster program were honored as the league's sportsmanship award winner.

Westminster tallied 12 points in the two day event.

Mike Matisi (Lowellville, OH / Lowellville) won his first round match in No. 4 singles (6-2, 6-4), before falling in the semi-finals (6-2, 2-6, 6-3).  Matisi then went on to win the consolation match (6-0, 6-0) to earn All-PAC Honorable Mention.

Ryan Carr (Cheektowaga, NY / Cheektowaga Central) earned All-PAC Honorable Mention in No. 5 singles.  Carr won his round one match (6-3, 7-5), then lost in the semi-finals (6-3, 7-5) before winning the consolation match (7-5, 1-6, 6-0).

The No. 2 doubles team of Brad Thomas (Warren, OH / Champion) and Matisi earned All-PAC Honorable Mention honors after winning their consolation match, as did the No. 3 doubles team of Carr and Marshall Finelli (Girard, OH / Ursuline).

This release was written by Nick Grow ('13), senior accounting major

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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