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Stephens Sets School Victories Mark as Men's Tennis Defeats Penn State Altoona in Conference Opener
03/31/2004

ALTOONA, PA — The Bobcats snapped a five-match losing streak Tuesday afternoon when they dropped AMCC opponent Penn State Altoona 6-3 in their conference opener.

Senior Justin Stephens (Southern Garrett/Oakland, Md.) won at both the No. 1 singles and doubles flights to give him a school record 96 victories for his career, surpassing the 94 wins set by Terrence Killen from 1999-2002.

Stephens now holds an impressive 96-26 career record.

In No. 1 singles action, Stephens defeated Jarat Feerrar 6-4, 6-2, while at the second position, junior Gary Lyst (Blair/Silver Spring, Md.) dropped Sean Condit in a three-set battle, 6-0, 6-7(4),6-3.

At No. 3 singles, junior Andrew Spangenberg (Frederick/Frederick, Md.) was edged in three-set fashion by Chris Baker, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, while senior Pete Della Luna (Longmeadow/Moshpee, Mass.) picked up a win at the fourth flight, beating Mike Stefan 6-2, 7-6(4).

At fifth singles, senior Dustin Robinson (Leonardtown/Leaonardtown, Md.) won his three-set encounter with Pat Cooper, 6-4, 1-6, 7-5, while freshman Andrew Holt (Southern/Harwood, Md.) lost his match at No. 6 singles to Brandon Bumbarger 6-0,6-3.

At No. 1 doubles, Stephens and Lyst beat Feerrar and Baker, 8-4.

At second doubles, Della Luna and Robinson downed Condit and Stefan 8-4, while Spangenberg and Helms were ousted at third doubles by Cooper and Chernuta 8-2.

The Bobcats (2-6, 1-0 AMCC) return to action Thursday, April 1 when they visit Grove City for a 3:00 p.m. contest.

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