Gators top Wolverines, 7-2

MEADVILLE, PA, April 16, 2002--The Wolverine tennis team took the early lead at Allegheny, winning two of three doubles points, but the Gators rallied to sweep all six singles matches to post a 7-2 victory in Meadville on Tuesday.

Sophomore Patrick Donahue (Lafayette, IN/Lafayette Jefferson) and freshman Phil Springirth (Erie, PA/Harborcreek), this week's Presidents' Athletic Conference player of the week, improved to 7-1 at second doubles with an 8-6 victory. Junior Geoff Gehring (Madison, OH/Madison) and sophomore Steve Light (Lancaster, PA/Manheim Twp.) won by the same margin at third doubles to move to 8-1 on the season. 

Grove City dropped to 10-5 overall.

Grove City vs. Allegheny:

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

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