GCC falls in finale

CLEVELAND, OH, May 2, 2000--The Wolverine tennis team closed its 2000 slate with a narrow 5-4 loss at John Carroll on Tuesday.

Grove City, who captured its 10th straight Presidents' Athletic Conference title over the weekend, finished the season with an overall record of 8-4, marking its 35th winning campaign in 38 years.

Tuesday's match-by match results follow:

Match Wolverine Starting Line-up Result
First singles Dan Barber (Binghamton, NY/Binghamton) Won 6-3, 7-5
Second singles R.C. Phinney (Geneva, OH/Geneva) Lost 3-6, 1-6
Third singles Keith Petrie (Frederick, MD/Gov. Thomas Johnson) Lost 5-7, 1-6
Fourth singles Nick Zapf (Pittsburgh, PA/Thomas Jefferson) Lost 4-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4)
Fifth singles Chris Spiker (Grove City, PA/Grove City) Won 6-2, 6-2
Sixth singles Sam Mueller (Honeoye Falls, NY/Honeoye Falls) Won 6-1, 6-1
First doubles Barber/Phinney Lost 2-8
Second doubles Petrie/Zapf Won 8-3
Third doubles Spiker/Mark Pyle (Cincinnati, OH/Finneytown) Lost 2-8

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