YSU Falls in Home Finale to Green Bay

Rodrigo Campos
Rodrigo Campos

The Youngstown State men's tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to Green Bay on Sunday morning at the Boardman Tennis Center in the home finale for the Penguins.

The contest was the final home match for the YSU seniors. In their last home matches, Rodrigo Campos and Max Schmerin battled before falling in three sets.

The Penguins (5-14 overall and 1-2 in the Horizon League) battled the Phoenix (14-7 and 4-0) in doubles but lost the point. Green Bay won 8-5 at No. 2 and 8-6 at No. 3 and held a 7-5 lead at No. 1 to earn the point.

In singles play, Schmerin took the first set at No. 4 from Joey Leto by a 6-3 count. But Leto won the next two 6-1 and 6-3 to win the point. At No. 6, Campos dropped his first set to Jorge Gonzalez Solar, 6-0, but won the second by an impressive 6-1 score. Gonzalez Solar won the third and deciding set 7-5.

At No. 1, Sebastian Hagn lost 6-0, 6-3 to Michael Tenzer, at No. 2, Silviu Mistreanu lost 6-3, 6-3 to Leopold Gomez Islinger, at No. 3, Dawoud Kabli suffered a 6-2, 6-1 defeat to Howard Scott and at No. 5, Zeeshan Ismail lost 6-4, 6-3 to Rowan Isaaks.

YSU plays its final two matches of the season beginning with a tilt on Friday at Valparaiso.