Men's Tennis: Titans Fall, 6-3, to PAC Foe Thiel

Saturday, March 23, 2013

WARREN, Ohio - The Westminster College men's tennis team lost, 6-3, to Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Thiel on Saturday. The Titans dropped to 1-10 overall and 1-1 in the PAC, while the Tomcats improved to 6-4 overall and 1-1 in the conference. The match was played at the Trumbull Tennis Center.

Westminster sophomore Mike Matisi (Lowellville, OH / Lowellville) at no. 4 singles (6-3, 6-4) and junior Ryan Carr (Cheektowaga, NY / Cheektowaga Central) at no. 5 singles (6-2, 6-0) picked up singles wins.  Matisi also paired up with senior Marshall Finelli (Girard, OH / Ursuline) for a doubles win at no. 2 with a score of 9-7.

The Titans are back in action Wednesday when they host Saint Vincent at 3:30 p.m.

Singles competition:
1. Richard Parks (THI) def. Troy Abbott (WES) 6-2, 6-0
2. Collin McAndrew (THI) def. Sean Black (WES) 6-1, 6-1
3. Logan Sturgeon (THI) def. Brad Thomas (WES) 7-5, 1-6, 7-5
4. Mike Matisi (WES) def. Shun Kogai (THI) 6-3, 6-4
5. Ryan Carr (WES) def. Shinjiro Todaka (THI) 6-2, 6-0
6. Yosief Woldegebriel (THI) def. Mark Andino (WES) 3-6, 7-5, 7-5
 
Doubles competition:
1. Richard Parks/Collin McAndrew (THI) def. Sean Black/Troy Abbott (WES) 8-2
2. Mike Matisi/Marshall Finelli (WES) def. Shun Kogai/Shinjiro Todaka (THI) 9-7
3. Logan Sturgeon/Trevor Francher (THI) def. Marshall Finelli/Ryan Carr (WES) 8-6

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 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 www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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