2013-14 Men's Tennis Season Highlights

YSU Men's Tennis
YSU Men's Tennis

The Youngstown State men's tennis team reached the Horizon League semifinals for the first time in school history during the 2013-14. YSU had a group of five seniors lead the way during the year.

Season Highlights

  • The Penguins defeated Wright State 4-3 in the opening round of the Horizon League Championships. Rodrigo Campos won a three-set match to advance the Guins to the semifinals of the HL Tournament for the first-time ever.
  • YSU lost 4-2 to Cleveland State in the Horizon League semifinals as Sebastian Hagn and Campos picked up victories.
  • The only other time the program advanced to the conference tournament semifinals was in 1998 (Mid-Con).
  • Hagn was named to the Horizon League second-team squad for the second straight year.
  • YSU faced a challenging schedule which featured NCAA Championships qualifiers Ohio State, Michigan, Louisville and Green Bay.
  • Hagn and Silviu Mistreanu led the team with 17 victories on the campaign. Campos had a team-best nine dual wins in the spring. He also had a team-best four wins in Horizon League play. All six members of the lineup won at least 10 matches during the campaign.
  • Hagn and Dawoud Kabli had a strong run at No. 1 doubles in the spring winning 11 matches. For the year, the duo was 18-12.
  • In the fall, the Guins combined for an impressive 45-26 singles mark and a 17-12 doubles mark. Mistreanu won Flight A, Kabli won Flight C and Kabli and Hagn won doubles at the YSU Fall Invitational. At the USTA Billie Jean King Invitational, Hagn won Flight B and Max Schmerin won Flight E. Schmerin and Victor Theorin combined to win Flight 3 Doubles. Hagn and Mistreanu won Consolation titles at the River Forest Invitational.
  • For their careers, Campos won 59 singles and 28 doubles matches; Hagn won 30 singles matches and 36 doubles matches; Zeeshan Ismail 58 singles and 36 doubles; Schmerin won 49 singles and 32 doubles tilts; Theorin won 11 singles and 15 doubles contests. Mistreanu has 47 singles wins and 30 doubles victories while Kabli has 32 singles and 49 doubles wins during their careers.
  • The seniors helped lead the program to 34 dual wins in the past four seasons. YSU had that many (35) in the last nine years combined.
  • The Guins played matches in Kentucky, Michigan, New York, California, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Illinois during the campaign.