Friday, April 20, 2012
ERIE, Pa. - The Westminster College men's tennis team stand third out of eight teams at the 2012 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Men's Tennis Championships held at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie. The Titans accumulated 16 points in day one of the two-day tournament.
Sophomore Ryan Carr (Cheektowaga, N.Y./Cheektowaga Central) will make his second-straight trip to the No. 5 singles championship on Saturday. Carr, the second seed at No. 5 singles, beat Bethany's Tyler Rhoades, 6-0, 6-2, in the first round and Waynesburg's Jason Logan, 6-3, 7-5, in the semifinals. Carr will face Andrew Deckert of Grove City for the crown.
Vying for a third-place finish tomorrow are senior Drew Trifelos (Newark, Ohio/Granville Christian Academy) at No. 1 singles, junior Brad Thomas (Warren, Ohio/Champion) at No. 3 singles, freshman Mike Matisi (Lowellville, OH / Lowellville) at No. 4 singles, and junior Marshall Finelli (Girard, OH / Ursuline) at No. 6 singles.
Also playing for third-place in doubles are the duos junior Sean Black (Aurora, OH / Aurora) and Matisi at No. 2 doubles and Carr and Finelli at No. 3 doubles.
Doubles consolation and championship finals begin tomorrow at 8:30 a.m., followed by the consolation singles and championship singles finals. Admission to Saturday's action is free of charge. In addition to the conference release, updated flight brackets are also available online.
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.