River Forest, Ill. - Junior Silviu Mistreanu and senior Sebastian Hagn picked up consolation final victories at the River Forest Collegiate Invitational held on Friday and Saturday at the River Forest Tennis Club.
The Penguins took to the courts against opponents from Belmont, Butler, Morehead State, Northern Illinois, St. Louis, Valparaiso, and UIC (host) in the six-flight singles and three-flight doubles two-day event.
After dropping his opening match, Mistreanu won 6-4, 6-4 over St. Louis' Pat Kella and Morehead State's Ji Hoon Helo, 6-1, 6-4.
Hagn dropped his first match before winning his final two as well. Hagn beat Morehead State's Jack Swindells, 6-2, 6-1 and UIC's Alex Raa 6-2, 5-7, 10-5.
In No. 5 singles play, Max Schmerin won two of his three matches to finish third. Schmerin opened with a 6-3, 3-6, 11-9 win over Miguel Flores of St. Louis and knocked off Alex Waldmoe of Butler 6-4, 6-1 for third place in the bracket.
In doubles play, Dawoud Kabli and Hagn advanced to the championship match of the No. 1 draw winning their first two matches. The duo lost to Belmont 8-3 in the final.
The Penguins return to action on Sept. 20 at the U.S. Open Invitational in New York.
Sept. 13-14 | River Forest Collegiate Invitational (YSU Results)
No. 1 Singles Draw
James Li (UIC) def. Mistreanu (YSU) - 6-3, 7-6 (4)
Mistreanu (YSU) def. Pat Kella (SLU) - 6-4, 6-4
Mistreanu (YSU) def. Ji Hoon Helo (MSU) - 6-1, 6-4
No. 2 Singles Draw
Jeffrey Schorsch (Valpo) def. Hagn (YSU) - 6-2, 6-4
Hagn (YSU) def. Jack Swindells (MSU) - 6-2, 6-1
Hagn (YSU) def. Alex Raa (UIC) - 6-2, 5-7, 10-5
No. 3 Singles Draw
Fred Cadiux (NIU) def. Ismail (YSU) - 6-0, 6-1
Ismail (YSU) def. Yehia El Sallaly (SLU) - 3-6, 6-3, 10-8
Billy Weldon (Butler) def. Ismail (YSU) - Default
No. 4 Singles Draw
Sam O'Neill (Butler) def. Kabli (YSU) - 2-6, 6-3, 10-4
Kabli (YSU) def. Nishaad Balachandran (SLU) - 7-6, 6-1
Henrik Claesson (Belmont) def. Kabli (YSU) - 7-6 (5), 6-0
No. 5 Singles Draw
Schmerin (YSU) def. Miquel Flores (SLU) - 6-3, 3-6, 11-9
Matt Lynch (NIU) def. Schmerin (YSU) - 4-6, 6-4, 10-0
Schmerin (YSU) def. Alex Waldmore (Butler) - 6-4, 6-1
No. 6 Singles Draw
Theorin (YSU) def. Vuk Poledica (SLU) - 7-5, 6-2
Tommy Marx (Butler) def. Theorin (YSU) - 6-3, 6-4
Carlos Mansanas (NIU) def. Theorin (YSU) - 6-1, 6-4
No. 1 Doubles Draw
Kabli/Hagn (YSU) def. Weldon/Woods (Butler) - 8-5
Kabli/Hagn (YSU) def. Cole/Raa (UIC) - 8-3
Antun/Lorinovic (Belmont) def. Kabli/Hagn (YSU) - 8-3
No. 2 Doubles Draw
Formont/Cardieux (MSU) def. Ismail/Mistreanu (YSU) - 8-5
Ruiz/Samaha (MSU) def. Ismail/Mistreanu (YSU) - default
No. 3 Doubles Draw
Waak/Oakes (Valpo) def. Theorin/Schmerin (YSU) - 8-1
Theorin/Schmerin (YSU) def. Clifford/Mercer (MSU) - 9-8 (7-5)
El Sallaly/Poledica (SLU) def. Theorin/Schmerin (YSU) - 8-4