GCC closes Hilton Head trip with 7-2
HILTON HEAD, SC, March 28, 2002--The Grove City College men's tennis team polished off a six-day swing on Hilton Head Island with a 7-2 victory over the University of Southern Maine on Thursday.
The Wolverines went 4-2 on the trip with all four wins decided by at least a five-point margin. They return north with a record of 5-3 overall.
Sophomore Patrick Donahue won his second super
tiebreaker in as many days and finished the trip 5-1 at first singles. Freshman Phil
Springirth won in straight sets Thursday to post a 4-2 record at second singles. Junior
Geoff Gehring won at fourth singles to punctuate a 5-1 trip, while freshman Andrew Geisler
rallied from a set down to finish 6-0 at Hilton Head and improve to 8-0 on the year at
sixth singles. Senior Chris Spiker won at five to even his mark at 3-3 on the trip.
updated season statistics
Grove City vs. Southern Maine:
|Position||Grove City's Line-up||Result|
|First Singles||Patrick Donahue (So., Lafayette, IN/Lafayette Jefferson)||Won 6-4, 3-6, (10-8)|
|Second Singles||Phil Springirth (Fr., Erie, PA/Harborcreek)||Won 6-2, 6-2|
|Third Singles||Nick Zapf (Sr., Pittsburgh, PA/Thomas Jefferson)||Lost 7-5, 6-4|
|Fourth Singles||Geoff Gehring (Jr., Madison, OH/Madison)||Won 6-2, 6-4|
|Fifth Singles||Chris Spiker (Sr., Grove City, PA/Grove City)||Won 6-1, 6-0|
|Sixth Singles||Andrew Geisler (Fr., Bradford, PA/Bradford)||Won 2-6, 6-2, 6-2|
|First Doubles||Zapf/Spiker||Lost 8-6|
|Second Doubles||Donahue/Spingirth||Won 8-4|
|Third Doubles||Gehring/Steve Light (So., Lancaster, PA/Manheim Twp.)||Won 8-2|
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