The Youngstown State men's tennis team beat Niagara 6-1 on Saturday night at the Boardman Tennis Center. With the win, YSU improves to 3-1 on the season.
In double action, Tariq Ismail and Dawoud Kabli defeated Brandon Gallegos and David Raymond 8-6 after being down a break point while at No. 3, Felipe Rosa and Rodrigo Campos defeated Mathieu Lacasse and David Lemieux-Sarassin 8-6.
The Penguins won five of six singles matches, with four wins coming in straight sets. Ismail defeated Joseph Zelic 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1 singles while his brother Zeeshan Ismail came from behind to beat Brandon Gallegos 5-7, 6-3, 5-1 (retired). At No. 4 singles, Silviu Mistreanu improved to 3-1 this spring with a victory over Lorenz Schwojer 6-1, 6-0.
Rodrigo Campos won his third straight decision beating Mathieu Lacasse 6-3, 6-2 at No. 6 while Max Schmerin defeated Oliver Coursol 7-5, 6-3.
Despite the third victory in four duals this season, Head Coach Mark Klysner said he wants to see his team come out and play well from a matches outset.
"I thought the guys definitely came out flat in the doubles and it wasn't our best showing," Klysner said. "We can't come out and play like we did today in the upcoming matches or the result won't be as positive as tonight ended up. Give credit to Niagara for battling the entire match and we were fortunate to win this evening."
The Penguins reutrn to action on Wednesday when they visit Duquesne.
YSU 6, Niagara 1
No. 1 - T. Ismail (YSU) def. Joseph Zelic (NU) 6-4, 6-3
No. 2 - David Raymond (NU) def. Kabli (YSU) 6-3, 6-4
No. 3 - Z. Ismail (YSU) def. Brandon Gallegos (NU) 5-7, 6-3, 5-1 (retired)
No. 4 - Mistreanu (YSU) def. Lorenz Schwojer (NU) 6-1, 6-0
No. 5 - Schmerin (YSU) def. Oliver Coursol (NU) 7-5, 6-3
No. 6 - Campos (YSU) def. Mathieu Lacasse (NU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 1 - T. Ismail/Kabli (YSU) def. Gallegos/Raymond (NU) 8-6
No. 2 - Schwojer/Coursol (NU) def. Schmerin/Misteanu (YSU) 8-4
No. 3 - Rosa/Campos (YSU) def. Lacasse/David Lemieux-Sarassin (NU) 8-6