Wednesday, April 11, 2012NEW CASTLE, Pa. - The Westminster College men's tennis team defeated Thiel 6-3 today in a home match at the North Beaver Indoor Tennis Courts. Westminster stayed in the upper tier of the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) with 4-1 PAC record (4-9 overall). The Tomcats fell to 4-10 overall and 1-4 in the conference.
The duo of junior Sean Black (Aurora, OH / Aurora) and freshman Mike Matisi (Lowellville, OH / Lowellville) got the first win for the Titans in the second doubles with an 8-4 win. Juniors Ryan Carr (Cheektowaga, NY / Cheektowaga Central) and Marshall Finelli (Girard, OH / Ursuline) gave Westminster a 2-1 lead after a third doubles win (8-4).
In singles, senior Drew Trifelos (Newark, OH / Granville Christian Academy) won in the first spot 6-3, 6-3. In third singles, junior Brad Thomas (Warren, OH / Champion) lost in a hard fought battle (6-7, 4-7, 6-7, 6-8). Westminster went on and won three-straight singles. Matisi won in the fourth spot (6-1, 6-4), Carr followed with a victory at number five (6-0, 6-2), and Finelli won in the sixth spot with a score of 6-1, 6-1.
Westminster has one day off before it travels to Grove City on Friday at 4 p.m.
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 Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 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 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.