Penguins Put Forth Strong Effort in Loss to Wolverines
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.
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