Fall 2011 Tennis: PSUAC Championships - State College, Pa.
October 21, 2011
The Wildcats finished second at the PSUAC Championships Tournament
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. –The Pennsylvania College of Technology tennis team placed second in the Penn State University Athletic Conference Championships Tennis Tournament Sunday. The Wildcats made five finals appearances but were unable to overcome a strong Penn State Brandywine team that won the tournament.
In singles action, freshman Adam Smith (Duncannon) defeated players from PSU Mont Alto and PSU York to make it to the finals in the first flight. He took on Brandywine and lost 1-6, 2-6. In second flight, freshman Chris Morrison (Hershey) received a bi the first round and defeated York in the semifinals. It was Brandywine in the finals again and he lost 1-6, 5-7.
Sophomore Caleb Wise (Manheim) also received a bi in his third flight first round match. He defeated PSU Lehigh Valley in the semifinals and had a battle in the final with Brandywine but came up just short 10-6, 5-7, 2-6. Rounding out men’s singles was freshman Eric Isherwood (Pocomoke, Md.) who lost to Mont Alto in the semifinals 7-5, 1-6, 8-10.
In women’s singles, senior Rachel Emmons (Washington, N.J.) defeated Mont Alto 10-6, but lost in the semifinals 2-6, 1-6 to Brandywine. Freshman Laurea Lapp lost 0-6, 0-6 to Brandywine in her opening round of the women’s second flight. The two paired up in women’s doubles but faced a strong duo from Brandywine and dropped the match 4-6, 1-6.
In men’s doubles, Smith and Wise teamed up in the first flight. They beat Lehigh Valley 7-5, 6-0 and had a slugfest in the final against Brandywine, but lost in three 4-6, 6-4, 6-10. Morrison and sophomore Adam Groff (Washington Boro) defeated Lehigh Valley in the semifinals 6-4, 6-3 but faced Brandywine in the finals losing 2-6, 3-6.
The Wildcats have won the PSUAC tournament in the previous three years.
PSU Brandywine 78
Penn College 55
PSU Lehigh Valley 42
PSU Hazleton 35
PSU Mont Alto 30
PSU York 24