Penguins Put Forth Strong Effort in Loss to Wolverines

Sebastian Hagn
Sebastian Hagn

Ann Arbor, Mich. - The Youngstown State men's tennis team had a solid performance, but suffered a 7-0 defeat to Michigan on Sunday afternoon at the Varsity Tennis Center.

The Penguins were leading at No. 1 doubles as Sebastian Hagn and Dawoud Kabli were in front of the No. 22-ranked duo of Alex Buzzi and Barrett Franks when the match was halted at 5-3. The Wolverines (9-7) won at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to clinch the point.

In singles play, Hagn had a strong performance at the No. 1 spot. Hagn dropped the first set to Vlad Stefan before battling back to win the second 6-2. In the third-set tiebreaker, Hagn had it tied at four and was down 6-5, but Stefan scored four of the last five points to earn the win.

At No. 6, Sharvil Nawghare fought back in the second set and fought off three match points but lost a 6-1, 6-4 decision to Tyler Gardiner. At No. 2, Max Schmerin lost 6-4, 6-2 to Justin Rossi.

The Penguins (3-11) return to action next Sunday when they take on Detroit.

Michigan 7, YSU 0

No. 1 -- Vlad Stefan (U-M) def. Sebastian Hagn (Youngstown State), 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (6)
No. 2 -- Justin Rossi (U-M) def. Max Schmerin (Youngstown State), 6-4, 6-2
No. 3 -- Alex Buzzi (U-M) def. Dawoud Kabli (Youngstown State), 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 -- Michael Zhu (U-M) def. Zeeshan Ismail (Youngstown State), 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 -- Kevin Wong (U-M) def. Rodrigo Campos (Youngstown State), 6-0, 6-3
No. 6 -- Tyler Gardiner (U-M) def. Sharvil Nawghare (Youngstown State), 6-1, 6-4

No. 1 -- No. 22 Alex Buzzi/Barrett Franks (U-M) vs. Sebastian Hagn/Dawoud Kabli (Youngstown State), 3-5 DNF
No. 2 -- Justin Rossi/Kevin Wong (U-M) def. Max Schmerin/Rodrigo Campos (Youngstown State), 8-3
No. 3 -- Tyler Gardiner/Vlad Stefan (U-M) def. Zeeshan Ismail/Sharvil Nawghare (Youngstown State), 8-3

Order of Completion: Doubles - 3-2; Singles - 3-4-5-2-6-1