Friday, June 1, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Despite losing their No. 1 singles player in the middle of the season, the Westminster College men's tennis team continued to compete at a high level and placed third out of eight teams in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) for the second straight year. Led by veteran head coach Scott Renninger, the Titans posted a 5-10 record, including 5-2 in PAC matches.
Junior Ryan Carr (Cheektowaga, N.Y./Cheektowaga Central) was the furthest advancing Titan at the PAC Championships as he was the runner-up at No. 5 singles, while he earned All-PAC Second Team honors for the second time in his career.
Earning All-PAC Honorable Mention in singles for Westminster included freshman Mike Matisi (Lowellville, OH / Lowellville) at No. 4 singles and junior Marshall Finelli (Girard, OH / Ursuline) and No. 6 singles.
Earning All-PAC Honorable Mention in doubles for the Titans were the duos junior Sean Black (Aurora, OH / Aurora) and Matisi at No. 2 doubles and Carr and Finelli at No. 3 doubles.
Senior Drew Trifelos (Newark, OH / Granville Christian Academy) was voted team MVP for the second straight year as he stepped up after the Titans' No. 1 singles spot was vacant. Trifelos compiled a 5-13 singles record, at No. 1 and 2 singles, and a 4-12 doubles record, mostly at No. 2 doubles. Carr also logged a 10-7 record at No. 5 singles.
The Titans also received the PAC Team Sportsmanship Award for the spring 2012 season.
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.
Senior Drew Trifelos was voted team MVP for the second straight year.
Junior Ryan Carr earned Second Team All-PAC honors.