Ismail Wins Second Consecutive Match to Open Season as YSU Falls to UMBC

Pittsburgh, Pa. -- The Youngstown State men's tennis team dropped a 6-1 dual to Maryland-Baltimore County on Sunday at the Club 4 Life in Pittsburgh.

Sophomore Tariq Ismail continued his strong start to the spring season earning a win over UMBC's Chris Meyer. For the second straight match, Ismail dropped the opening set (3-6) before rallying to win the second set, 6-3, along with the tiebreaker (10-3).

Newcomer Felipe Rosa dropped a tough match to Fredi Voorman losing the second set in a tiebreaker. YSU lost at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 singles as well.

The Penguins return to action on Jan. 31 when they play host to Xavier at the Boardman Tennis Center.

UMBC 6, YOUNGSTOWN STATE 1

Singles

No. 1 Tariq Ismail, YSU, def. Chris Meyer, UMBC, 3-6, 6-3, (10-3)

No. 2 Fredi Voorman, UMBC, def. Felipe Rosa, YSU, 6-3, 7-6 (3)

No. 3 Adam Duprat, UMBC, def. Robert Emig, YSU, 6-1, 6-2

No. 4 Gaulthier Berret, UMBC, def. Patrick Hamning, YSU, 1-0, ret.

No. 5 Joe Adewumi, UMBC def. Chris Leson, YSU, 6-0, 6-1

No. 6 Mwalimu Phiri, UMBC, won, default

Doubles

No. 1. Allen Tsang/Voorman, UMBC, def. Ismail/Rosa, Y, 8-4

No. 2 Meyer/Phiri, UMBC, def. Hamning/Leson, Y, 8-4

No. 3 Logan Bricker/Berret, UMBC, won by default