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Men's Tennis Splits Matches at Villa Julie Invitational
03/30/2003

STEVENSON, MD — The Frostburg State men's tennis team split its two matches at the Villa Julie College Invitational this past weekend. The Bobcats (4-3) fell to Dickinson, 8-1, on Saturday before posting a 7-1 win over Villa Julie Sunday morning.

Junior Justin Stephens (Oakland, Md./Southern Garrett) picked up FSU's lone point against Dickinson, downing Greg Bertelsen, 8-4, at the top singles flight.

Sophomores Gary Lyst (Silver Spring, Md./Blair) and Andrew Spangenberg (Frederick, Md./Frederick) dropped close 8-5 matches at the second and fifth spots, respectively.

All three Bobcat doubles teams fell by 8-5 scores.

Frostburg State rebounded nicely with the 7-1 win against host Villa Julie. Stephens teamed with freshman Allan Blanks (Randallstown, Md./Randallstown) for a 6-4 win at the No. 2 tandem flight, while Lyst and Spangenberg picked up a forfeit victory at No. 3.

Junior Pete Della-Luna (Moshpee, Mass./Longmeadow) and senior Scott Ruest (Waldorf, Md./McDonough) did not complete their match at the No. 1 spot.

The Bobcats had little trouble in singles play, winning five of the six matches.

Stephens posted an 8-1 victory against Luke Sinnen at the top flight, while Lyst followed with an 8-3 defeat of Adam Eisenberg at the second position.

Spangenberg blanked Mike Lynch, 8-0, at the fifth spot. Ruest and Della-Luna were forfeit winners at the third and sixth positins, respectively.

Senior Sean Shillinger (Darnestown, Md./Quince Orchard) dropped a hard-fought 9-7 match to Jason Kondilas at the No. 4 flight.

Stephens and Lyst were both named to the All-Tournament Team for their solid performances.

The Bobcats return to action on Tuesday when they visit Penn State Altoona at 3:30 pm.

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