Men's Tennis

 
April 14, 2012

Penguins Cruise to 7-0 Victory Over Crusaders

Michigan City, Ind. -- The Youngstown State men's tennis team won three singles matches in three sets, swept the three others and earned the doubles point in a 7-0 victory over Valparaiso at the Northwest Athletic Club on Saturday night.

With the win, the Penguins improve to 8-8 overall and 3-1 in the Horizon League. Valparaiso is 7-12 and 0-5.

YSU won in three sets at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 singles. At No. 1, Tariq Ismail dropped his opening set 6-4 to Chris Baum before winning the next two sets 6-3, 6-3. In action at No. 2, Silviu Mistreanu beat Eric Honert 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 while at No. 4, Max Schmerin won 7-6, 6-7, 7-5 over Adam Whitmer.

At No. 3, Dawoud Kabli earned a 7-5, 6-1 win over Kevin DeHerrera, Rodrigo Campos won 7-6, 6-4 over Siddarth Mehta and Zeeshan Ismail earned a 6-4, 6-4 win over Michael Woodson.

In doubles play, the Penguins had wins at No. 2 and No. 3. At No. 2, Campos and Mistreanu teamed up to beat Carlton Lyons and Woodson 8-4 while Zeeshan Ismail and Victor Theorin knocked off Mehta and Whitmer.

YSU returns to action on Sunday when it visits UIC. First serve is set for 3 p.m.

YSU 7, Valpariso 0

Singles
No. 1: T. Ismail (YSU) def. Chris Baum (VU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
No. 2: Mistreanu (YSU) def. Eric Honert (VU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
No. 3: Kabli (YSU) def. Kevin DeHerrera (VU) 7-5, 6-1
No. 4: Schmerin (YSU) def. Adam Whitmer (VU) 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (4-7), 7-5
No. 5: Campos (YSU) def. Siddarth Mehta (VU) 7-6, 6-4
No. 6: Z. Ismail (YSU) def. Michael Woodson (VU) 6-4, 6-4

Doubles
No. 1: Baum/Honert (VU) def. T. Ismail/Kabli (YSU) - 8-5
No. 2: Campos/Mistreanu (YSU) def. Carlton Lyons/Woodson (VU) - 8-4
No. 3: Z. Ismail/Theorin (YSU) def. Mehta/Whitmer (VU) - 8-3

Order of Finish:
Doubles - 3, 1, 2
Singles - 3,1,2,4,5,6