Hagn, Schmerin Win Flights at USTA BJK College Invitational

Max Schmerin
Max Schmerin

Flushing, N.Y. - Youngstown State's Sebastian Hagn and Max Schmerin each won singles flights in action over the weekend at the USTA Billie Jean King Men's College Invitational held at USTA National Tennis Center.

Hagn won the Singles B Flight winning four matches in straight sets while Schmerin won the Singles E Flight, rallying in the championship match after dropping the first set to knock off Marist's Matteo Guidici.

Schmerin and Victor Theorin won the title in the No. 3 Doubles Flight. At No. 2 doubles, Zeeshan Ismail and Silviu Mistreanu opened up with two wins before falling in the semifinals.

Head Coach Mickael Sopel said he was impressed with the way the Penguins competed. Marist and Fairleight Dickinson both advanced to the NCAA Championships last year.

"Sebastian just played great tennis throughout the weekend," Sopel said. "He was able to stay focused all weekend and maintain a very high level of tennis to win the B flight against a very solid FDU player."

"Max really impressed me this weekend. In his single final against Marist, Max was able to elevate his level throughout the match and dig into his energy reserves to clinch that final third set. I am really excited for him and for the rest of the season."

Ismail won three singles matches at Flight C, Mistreanu won two in Flight A action, Dawoud Kabli won twice in Flight D and Theorin split his two matches at Flight E.

The Penguins return to action on Oct. 22 when they compete at the ITA Midwest Regionals.

Singles - A
Mistreanu (YSU) def. Phil Nelson (Boston College) - 6-4, 6-3
Arvis Berzins (FDU) def. Mistreanu (YSU) - 7-6 (3), 2-1 (retired)
Mistreanu (YSU) def. Joe Motta (Marist) - 6-2, 6-2 

Singles - B
Hagn (YSU) def. Tico Rodrigo (St. Francis) - 6-2, 6-3
Hagn (YSU) def. Ian Tesmond (Fairfield) - 6-4, 6-4
Hagn (YSU) def. Ernesto Arguello (Bryant) - 6-4, 6-2
Hagn (YSU) def. Jake Whalley (Fairfield) - 6-3, 6-1

Singles - C
Ismail (YSU) def. Kyle Korus (St. Francis) - 7-6 (5), 6-2
Ismail (YSU) def. Daniel Ginzburg (Monmouth) - 3-6, 6-1, 10-3
Dylan Fletcher (Marist) def. Ismail (YSU) - 6-4, 6-3
Ismail (YSU) def. Julien Hochner (Marist) - 6-3, 6-4 

Singles - D
Kabli (YSU) def. Max Vogt (Bryant) - 6-2, 6-4
Kyle Childree (BC) def. Kabli (YSU) - 3-6, 6-2, 10-4
Kabli (YSU) def. Nick Cameron (NJIT) - 6-3, 6-2 

Singles - E
Schmerin (YSU) def. Christian McKean (BC) - 6-4, 6-2
Schmerin (YSU) def. Bjorn Merinder (Fairfield) - 6-3, 6-0
Schmerin (YSU) def. Dmitriy Borodkin (Morgan State) - 6-0, 6-1
Schmerin (YSU) def. Matteo Guidici (Marist) - 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
Jan Krouham (Fordham) def. Theorin (YSU) - 4-6, 7-5, 10-5
Theorin (YSU) def. RJ Mirable (Fairfield) - 6-1, 6-2 

Doubles - 1
Hagn/Kabli (YSU) def. Kyle Chidree/Hank Workman (BC) - 8-3
Cameron Amyot/Ian Tesmond (Fairfield) def. Hagn/Kabli (YSU) - 9-8 (4)

Doubles - 2
Ismail/Mistreanu (YSU) def. Dylan Fletcher/Matto Guidici (Marist) - 8-6
Ismail/Mistreanu (YSU) def. Max Vogt/Oliver Welsh (Bryant) - 8-2
Andres Alban/Erik Artursson (NJIT) def. Ismail/Mistreanu (YSU) - 8-5 

Doubles - 3
Schmerin/Theorin (YSU) def. Peder Gram/Michael Puntillo (Fordham) - 8-2
Schmerin/Theorin (YSU) def. Jason Rothstein/Brant Switzer (Monmouth) - 8-5
Schmerin/Theorin (YSU) def. Julien Hochner/Aviel Malka (Marist) - 8-3
Schmerin/Theorin (YSU) def. Nick Cameron (NJIT)/Jan Krouhman (Fordham) - Won by default