Behrend Men's Tennis Team Earns First Win of the 2009 Season
The Penn State Behrend men's tennis team faced off against the Waynesburg Yellow Jackets Saturday afternoon. The Behrend Lions would cruise to a 9-0 victory. The win moves the blue and white to 1-1 on the year.
The blue and white were led by Erkin Nasirli (Baku/Baku Oxford School ) who would pair up with James Getty (Erie/Harborcreek ) in the number one singles to win 8-4. Nasirli would then take the number one singles over Waynesburg's Kevin Houseknecht by the score of 7-5, 6-2. Getty would also come away with a 2-0 record on the day with a win in number four singles.
Brian Kaleta (Harborcreek/Harborcreek ) and Shane Mosier (Kersey/St. Marys ) would team up to win the number two doubles by a 9-8 mark. Mosier would come back in the number two singles to get his second victory of the day with a 6-0, 6-2 win. Also coming out on the winning end was Kelly Manning (Sharpsville/Kennedy Catholic) and John Michalko (Washington/McGuffey) in the third doubles match-up. In singles John Henderson (Upper St. Clair/Upper St. Clair), Getty, Peter Bissert (Pittsburgh/Seton-LaSalle), and Brad Nagel (West Alexander/McGuffey) would take home victories.
The blue and white will be in action on February 27 against Westminster at 4:00 p.m. They will then host Grove City on March 6 before they go on their spring training trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina.