GCC beats Slippery Rock for third year in a row

SLIPPERY ROCK, PA, April 4, 2002--The Grove City College men's tennis team rallied from down 2-1 in doubles to win four of six singles matches and edge NCAA Division II rival Slippery Rock University, 5-4, at The Rock on Thursday. 

The win marked the Wolverines' sixth in their last seventh matches and improved their overall record to 7-3.

Grove City has defeated Slippery Rock by a 5-4 margin in each of the past three seasons.

Grove City vs. Slippery Rock:

Position Grove City's Line-up Result 
First Singles Patrick Donahue (So., Lafayette, IN/Lafayette Jefferson) Won 6-2, 6-3
Second Singles Nick Zapf (Sr., Pittsburgh, PA/Thomas Jefferson) Won 6-2, 7-6 (2)
Third Singles Phil Springirth (Fr., Erie, PA/Harborcreek) Won 6-2, 7-5
Fourth Singles Chris Spiker (Sr., Grove City, PA/Grove City) Lost 6-0, 7-6 (3)
Fifth Singles Geoff Gehring (Jr., Madison, OH/Madison) Won 6-4, 7-6 (3)
Sixth Singles Andrew Geisler (Fr., Bradford, PA/Bradford) Lost 6-3, 7-6 (5)
First Doubles Zapf/Spiker Lost 8-6
Second Doubles Donahue/Spingirth Won 8-1
Third Doubles Gehring/Geisler Lost 8-0

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