Penguins Have Solid Effort at ITA Midwest Regionals

Sebastian Hagn
Sebastian Hagn

Columbus, Ohio - Members of the Youngstown State men's tennis team were in action on Thursday and Friday at the ITA Midwest Regionals in Columbus, Ohio, at the Ohio State Varsity Tennis Center.

On Thursday during the qualifying round, the Penguins won three singles matches, two by junior Silviu Mistreanu. Mistreanu won his opener over UIC's James Li, 6-2, 6-1. In the second round, Mistreanu won a hard-fought 6-7, 7-5, 7-6 match over IPFW's Gerard Guell. That was the final match of the session lasting to almost 11 p.m.

In third-round qualifying action on Friday, Mistreanu lost 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 to Muddappa Appanervanda of Illinois State.

Sebastian Hagn was his first round qualifying match defeating Martin Muadi of IPFW, 6-7, 7-2, 6-2. Hagn dropped his second round bout to Toledo's Mark Singnil, 6-2, 7-5.

In doubles play on Friday, the Penguins lost touch matches to Michigan and Wisconsin.

The Penguins conclude their fall campaign next weekend playing host to the YSU Fall Invitational. The schedule for the event will be announced later this week.

ITA Results

First-Round Qualifying
Mistreanu (YSU) def. James Li (UIC), 6-2, 6-1
Hagn (YSU) def. Martin Muadi (IPFW), 6-7, 6-2, 6-2
Nicolas Montoya (Notre Dame) def. Schmerin (YSU), 6-3, 7-6(6)
Manuel Bellutti (CSU) def. Campos (YSU), 6-4, 6-1

Second-Round Qualifying
Mistreanu (YSU) def. Gerard Guell (IPFW), 6-7, 7-5, 7-6
Mark Singnil (Toledo) def. Hagn (YSU), 6-2, 7-5

Third-Round Qualifying
Muddappa Appanervanda (ILS) def. Mistrenu (YSU) - 7-5, 4-6, 6-1

No. 6 Shaun Bernstein/Alex Buzzi (UM) def. Campos/Mistreanu (YSU) - 8-4
Ferderik Strabo/John Zordini (WIS) def. Hagn/Kabli (YSU) - 8-5