Boardman - The Youngstown State men's tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to Cleveland State on Saturday night. The Penguins split the six singles matches with the Vikings.
After dropping the doubles point, the Vikings (6-9 and 2-0 in the Horizon League) won three of the first four completed singles matches. CSU defeated the Penguins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, while Silviu Mistreanu and Felipe Rosa won 8-5 at No. 3.
Leading the way for the Penguins was Mistreanu who picked up a 6-4, 6-2 win over Jorg van der Vloet at No. 1 singles. In the final two matches of the night, Zeeshan Ismail rallied for three-set victory over Joe VanMeter at No. 5 while Rodrigo Campos won 7-5, 6-3 over Matt Ford at No. 6 singles.
With their wins, Mistreanu improves to 12-8 on the season, Ismail evens his season record at 12-12 and Campos is 13-10, leading the team in victories for the season.
YSU (8-7 and 1-1) returns to action next Saturday when they visit defending Horizon League Champion Green Bay.
Cleveland State 4, YSU 3
No. 1 - Mistreanu (YSU) def. Jorg van der Vloet (CSU) - 6-4, 6-2
No. 2 - Matt Kuelker (CSU) def. Hagn (YSU) - 6-3, 6-1
No. 3 - Ali Shabib (CSU) def. Kabli (YSU) - 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 - Nolan Marks (CSU) def. Rosa (YSU) - 6-3, 6-3
No. 5 - Ismail (YSU) def. Joe VanMeter (CSU) - 6-7, 7-5, 11-9
No. 6 - Campos (YSU) def. Matt Ford (CSU) - 7-5, 6-3
No. 1 - Shabib/Niklas Jonsson (CSU) def. Hagn/Kabli (YSU) - 8-6
No. 2 - Kuelker/Marks (CSU) def. Ismail/Campos (YSU) - 8-5
No. 3 - Mistreanu/Rosa (YSU) def. Vloet/VanMeter (CSU) - 8-5