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Men's Tennis Places Third at AMCC Championships

RAWLINGS, MD — Penn State Altoona captured four of the six singles flights and all three doubles matches to win the 2002 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference men's tennis championship Saturday at the Rawling Heights Racquet Club.

The Cougars scored 21 points to outdistance runner-up Penn State Behrend, which posted 15 points. Defending champion Frostburg State finished third with 12 points, while Pitt-Greensburg was fourth with two points. Lake Erie failed to score and placed fifth.

Altoona's David Bruno was voted the AMCC Newcomer of the Year, while Frostburg State senior Terence Killen was named the AMCC Player of the Year.

Bruno capped an impressive season by defeating FSU sophomore Justin Stephens, 7-5, 6-3, to win the No. 1 singles title and earn first-team All-AMCC honors.

Penn State Behrend's Mike Oey claimed the No. 2 singles crown after rallying past FSU senior Terence Killen, 5-7, 6-0, 6-3.

Oey's teammate Brent Carlson held off FSU junior Scott Ruest, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5, to capture the No. 3 championship, and Penn State Altoona's Yannick Riveti won the No. 4 flight with a 6-4, 6-1 defeat of FSU senior Dave Butler.

Penn State Altoona's Jared Feerar posted a 6-2, 6-2 win over FSU senior Sean Shillinger to take home the No. 5 singles title, and Altoona's Jim Hofer swept Pitt-Greensburg's Shell Galliara, 6-0, 6-3, in the No. 6 singles final.

Bruno and teammate Scott Kowaleksi claimed the top doubles title by edging FSU's Stephens and Killen, 8-5, and Feerar and Riveti won the No. 2 flight with an 8-2 defeat of Behrend's Oey and Hillman.

Altoona completed the doubles sweep when Hofer and J.D. Goldstein downed Penn State Behrend's Andrew Schenck and Steve Broussard, 8-3.

All flight champions earned first-team All-AMCC honors, while runners-up received second-team accolades.

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