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Men's Tennis: Titans Fall to Thomas More

Saturday, April 12, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's tennis team lost, 6-3, to the visiting Saints of Thomas More in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) action on Saturday. The Titans dropped to 6-6 overall and 4-2 in the PAC, while Thomas More improved to 3-5 overall and 3-2 in conference play.

Titan sophomore Troy Abbott (Seven Fields, PA / Seneca Valley) won at no. 1 singles in dramatic fashion. Abbott won set one, 6-4, lost set two, 6-3, and won the match after winning the tiebreaker, 13-11. Also picking up a singles victory for Westminster was freshman Mark Zalakar (Glenshaw, PA / Shaler Area) who shutout his opponent, 6-0, 6-0, at no. 6 singles.

The duo of Westminster sophomore Ethan McCarthy (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) and freshman Sam Angelo (Warren, OH / Warren G. Harding) won no. 3 doubles, 8-4.

Westminster will host Washington & Jefferson on Monday with a 3:30 p.m. start time.

Singles competition:
1. Troy Abbott (WES) def. Sergio Pascual (TMC) 6-4, 3-6, 13-11
2. Jared Justice (TMC) def. Mike Matisi (WES) 6-0, 6-0
3. Austin Justice (TMC) def. Ryan Carr (WES) 6-1, 0-6, 6-1
4. Tim Rice (TMC) def. Mark Andino (WES) 0-6, 6-0, 6-2
5. Ben Millman (TMC) def. Ethan McCarthy (WES) 6-2, 6-4
6. Mark Zalakar (WES) def. Joseph Gil (TMC) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Jared Justice/Austin Justice (TMC) def. Troy Abbott/Mike Matisi (WES) 8-6
2. Sergio Pascual/Tim Rice (TMC) def. Ryan Carr/Mark Andino (WES) 8-6
3. Ethan McCarthy/Sam Angelo (WES) def. Ben Millman/Joseph Gil (TMC) 8-4

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.

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