Friday, February 21, 2014
ERIE, Pa. - The Westminster College men's tennis team opened its 2014 season with a 5-4 win at Penn. State-Behrend on Friday.
Westminster won the first three singles matches. Titan sophomore Troy Abbott (Seven Fields, PA / Seneca Valley) won at no. 1 singles 6-2, 6-1. Senior Ryan Carr (Cheektowaga, NY / Cheektowaga Central) followed with a 7-5, 6-2 win at no. 2 singles, while junior Mark Andino (Norwalk, CT / Norwalk) won no. 3 singles, 7-5, 6-2.
In doubles, Andino teamed up with sophomore Ethan McCarthy (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) for an 8-4 win at no. 2. Freshman Sam Angelo (Warren, OH / Warren G. Harding) partnered with sophomore Mark Zalakar (Glenshaw, PA / Shaler Area) for an 8-4 win at no. 3 doubles.
The Titans will travel to Olean, N.Y. to play Pitt-Bradford tomorrow with a starting time of 11 a.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 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 www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.