May 13, 2011
Wolverines win NCAA debut
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Grove City College men's tennis team advanced to the second round of the 2011 NCAA Division III Championship Tournament Friday by earning a 5-3 victory over Elizabethtown (12-6) at Washington & Lee University's Duchossois Tennis Center. The Wolverines, making their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament, will now face perennial power Emory Saturday at 2 p.m. in the regional semifinal.
Grove City (11-0 spring, 12-2 overall) won two of the three doubles matches and then captured three singles wins to sew up the victory. Junior Scott Yanak (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper Saint Clair) clinched the win by securing the Wolverines' fifth point with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles.
The Wolverines advanced to the NCAA Tournament by earning the Presidents' Athletic Conference title and the league's automatic qualifier April 30.
The winner of the Grove City-Emory match will advance to Sunday afternoon's regional championship. Saturday's other semifinal will pit host Washington & Lee against North Carolina Wesleyan.
Grove City vs. Elizabethtown
|Position||Grove City's Lineup||Elizabethtown||Grove City Result|
|First Singles||Ricky Garrett (Sr., Rocky River, Ohio/Rocky River)||Manrique Arrea||Lost 3-6, 6-2, 7-6|
|Second Singles||Marc Mentzer (Sr., Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township)||Josh Riehl||Won 6-4, 6-7, 6-2|
|Third Singles||Caleb Fuller (So., Columbus, Ind./Homeschooled)||Eric Fritzges||Won 6-4, 7-5|
|Fourth Singles||Anthony Rosselli (So., Poland, Ohio/Poland)||Paul Whitman||Lost 6-3, 7-6|
|Fifth Singles||Scott Yanak (Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper Saint Clair)||Bryan Metz||Won 6-2, 6-1|
|Sixth Singles||Andrew Deckert (So., Mechanicsburg, Pa./East Pennsboro)||Billy Freitag||3-6, 3-2, match unfinished|
|First Doubles||Garrett/Mentzer||Arrea/Riehl||Won 9-8|
|Second Doubles||Fuller/Rosselli||Metz/Whitman||Lost 8-5|
|Third Doubles||Yanak/Steve Harrison (Jr., Centreville, Md./Queen Anne's Co.)||
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