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Men's Tennis Captures Penn State Behrend Invitational
04/06/2002

ERIE, PA — The Frostburg State men’s tennis team blanked Alfred, Penn State Behrend and Thiel by 5-0 scores to win the Penn State Behrend Invitational Tournament Saturday afternoon.

The Bobcats (6-2) began the day with a sweep of Alfred. Sophomore Justin Stephens (Oakland, Md./Southern Garrett) downed Tim Inthirkoth, 8-1, and senior Terence Killen (Darnestown, Md./Quince Orchard) followed with an 8-2 victory against Bill Tuttle.

Junior Scott Ruest (Waldorf, Md./McDonough) then got past Randy Vecchione, 8-5, before freshman Andrew Spangenberg (Frederick, Md./Frederick) closed out singles play with an 8-3 win over Kris Bean.

Seniors Dave Butler (Grantsville, Md./Northern Garrett) and Sean Shillinger (Darnestown, Md./Quince Orchard) sealed the shutout by edging Nate Empie and Steve Harvey, 9-7, in the doubles match.

FSU then blanked host Penn State Behrend. Stevens and Killen each posted 8-4 wins at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, and Ruest turned in an 8-3 victory over Brent Carlson at the third spot.

Junior Matt Dickey (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) edged Jacob Hillman, 9-7, at the fourth flight.

Butler and Shillinger wrapped up the victory with a 9-8 (7-4 tiebreaker) win against Andrew Schenck and Steve Broussard in doubles play.

The Bobcats then captured the tournament title with an impressive 5-0 shutout of Thiel. FSU won three flights by commanding 8-0 scores.

Stephens and Killen posted shutouts at the top two spots, and Butler and Shillinger won their matches by 8-5 margins.

Ruest and Spangenberg finished Thiel off with an 8-0 win in the doubles match.

The Bobcats return to action tomorrow with a pair of AMCC contests at Penn State Behrend. FSU will face the host Lions at 10 a.m. before taking on Lake Erie at noon.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu