Men's Tennis

 
March 12, 2012

Pengins Pick Up 4-3 Victory Over Bethune-Cookman

Daytona Beach, Fla. -- The Youngstown State men's tennis team picked up a 4-3 win over Bethune-Cookman on Monday afternoon. YSU won four singles matches to earn its second straight victory.

Tariq Ismail, Silviu Mistreanu, Dawoud Kabli and Zeeshan Ismail all picked up singles victories to help YSU improve to 5-4 this spring.

At No. 1 singles, Tariq Ismail came from behind to defeat Marc Misanovic 5-7, 7-6, 6-1. At No. 2 singles, Mistreanu defeated Juan Varon 6-4, 6-2 while Kabli cruised to a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Diego Garvito. After splitting the first two sets, 6-1, 6-7, Zeeshan Ismail earned a 6-3 win in the decisive third set over Moritz Pronath.

At No. 3, Max Schmerin dropped a hard-fought 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 decision to Santiago Lobelo while Rodrigo Campos lost a 6-4, 6-4 decision to Kip Jackson at No. 6.

In doubles play, Tariq Ismail and Kabli earned an 8-5 win in action at No. 1, but the Wildcats picked up the point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3.

The Penguins return to action on Tuesday when they face Northern Illinois.

YSU 4, Bethune-Cookman 3

Singles
No. 1 - T. Ismail (YSU) def. Marc Misanovic (BC) 5-7, 7-6, 6-1
No. 2 - Mistreanu (YSU) def. Juan Varon (BC) 6-4, 6-2
No. 3 - Santiago Lobelo (BC) def. Schmerin (YSU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
No. 4 - Kabli (YSU) def. Diego Garvito (BC) 6-3, 6-3
No. 5 - Z. Ismail (YSU) def. Moritz Pronath (BC) 6-1, 6-7, 6-3
No. 6 - Kip Jackson (CB) def. Campos (YSU) 6-4, 6-4

Doubles
No. 1 - T. Ismail/Kabli (YSU) def. Misanovic/Jackson (BC) 8-5
No. 2 - Varon/Lobelo (BC) def. Schmerin/Mistreanu (YSU) 8-6
No. 3 - Gilbert Kibet/Gravito (BC) def. Mistreanu/Rosa (YSU) 8-6