Monday, March 28, 2011
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's tennis team won two matches in a row for the first time in four years Monday as the Titans defeated visiting Bethany, 7-2, in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) match. The Titans, now 2-7 overall and 2-1 in the PAC, also defeated Waynesburg, 5-4, Saturday.
Westminster's last two-match win streak was in 2007 when it beat Hiram and Pitt-Greensburg in succession. Bethany falls to 0-3 overall and 0-2 in league matches.
The Titans host Penn State Behrend Thursday at 4 p.m. as they will attempt to equal the team's longest win streak since 2005.
Westminster 7, Bethany 2
March 28, 2011 at New Wilmington, Pa.
1. Dustin Opalka (BET) def. Nathan Huber (WES) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
2. Derek Fredrickson (WES) def. James Peterson (BET) 6-2, 6-3
3. Drew Trifelos (WES) def. Jared Patrick (BET) 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 10-4
4. Sean Black (WES) def. Dustin Maiolo (BET) 6-0, 6-0
5. Ryan Carr (WES) def. Ryan Rokisky (BET) 6-2, 6-1
6. Brad Thomas (WES) def. Evan Oslund (BET) 6-3, 6-0
1. Jared Patrick/Dustin Opalka (BET) def. Drew Trifelos/Nathan Huber (WES) 8-3
2. Brad Thomas/Derek Fredrickson (WES) def. James Peterson/Ryan Rokisky (BET) 8-3
3. Sean Black/Ryan Carr (WES) def. Dustin Maiolo/Evan Oslund (BET) 8-0
Bethany 0-3, 0-2 PAC
Westminster 2-7, 2-1 PAC
WESTMINSTER PLAYERS: Sean Black, So. (Aurora, Ohio/Aurora); Ryan Carr, Fr. (Cheektowaga, N.Y./Cheektowaga Central); Derek Fredrickson, Jr. (Grove City, Pa./Grove City); Nathan Huber, Fr. (Highland, Md./River Hill); Brad Thomas, So. (Warren, Ohio/Champion); Drew Trifelos, Jr. (Newark, Ohio/Granville Christian Academy).
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, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, 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 373 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" 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.