Boardman -- The Youngstown State men's tennis team dropped a 6-1 dual to Xavier on Sunday at the Boardman Tennis Center.
Sophomore Tariq Ismail won his third consecutive match to open up the spring season. Ismail defeated Chris Herrlinger to give the Penguins their lone match victory against the Musketeers in singles. All three of Ismai's wins this spring have come in three-set tiebreakers.
The Penguins will be back in action when they play host to IPFW at the Boardman Tennis Center on Friday, Feb. 5. First serve is set for 7 p.m.
Xavier 6, Youngstown State 1
1. Tariq Ismail (YSU) def. Chris Herrlinger (XU) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0
2. Richard Canelas (XU) def. Felipe Rosa (YSU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Patrick Bandy (XU) def. Patrick Hamning (YSU) 15-0, retired
4. JT Torbeck (XU) def. Rob Eming (YSU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Brandon MacDonald (XU) def. Chris Leson (YSU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Philip Diaz (XU) def. Matt McElroy (YSU) 6-1, 6-0
1. Patrick Bandy/Chris Herrlinger (XU) def. Felipe Rosa/Tariq Ismail (YSU) 8-5
2. Anthony Palmenter/Brian Starr (XU) def. Chris Leson/Rob Eming (YSU) 8-2
3. YSU def. Philip Diaz/Marc Pretorius (XU), by default