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Men's Tennis: Titans Edge Saint Vincent in PAC Opener

Monday, March 24, 2014

LATROBE, Pa. - The Westminster College men's tennis team snapped a four-match losing streak as it won, 5-4, at Saint Vincent in both team's Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) opener on Monday.

The Titans improved to 3-4 overall, while the Bearcats dropped to 2-1 on the season.

Westminster won two doubles and three singles matches. Titan sophomore Troy Abbott (Seven Fields, PA / Seneca Valley) teamed up with junior Mike Matisi (Lowellville, OH / Lowellville) for an 8-3 win at no. 1 doubles. Abbott also won no. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-7(2), 6-2.

Titan senior Ryan Carr (Cheektowaga, NY / Cheektowaga Central) and junior Mark Andino (Norwalk, CT / Norwalk) won a hard-fought match at no. 2 doubles, 8-6.

Also picking up singles wins for Westminster were Carr at no. 3 (6-2, 6-1) and sophomore Ethan McCarthy (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) at no. 5 (6-1, 6-1).

The Titans will next compete at Edinboro on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Doubles Competition:
No. 1: Abbott/Matisi def. Malone/Andrejcik 8-3
No. 2: Carr/Andino def. Reichard/Anto 8-6
No. 3: McGee/Yezovich def. McCarthy/Angelo 9-8(3)

Singles Competition:
No. 1: Abbott def. Malone 6-1, 6-7(2), 6-2
No. 2: Andrejcik def. Matisi 6-4, 6-2
No. 3: Carr def. Reichard 6-2, 6-1
No. 4: Anto def. Andino 6-1, 6-4
No. 5: McCarthy def. Yezovich 6-1, 6-1
No. 6: McGee def. Zalakar 6-1, 6-1

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 378 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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