DeLand, Fla. -- The Youngstown State men's tennis team put forth a strong effort against No. 59 Stetson on Wednesday night. Sophomore Rodrigo Campos picked up a win at No. 6 singles to highlight the night while the Penguins lost 6-1.
Campos fought back against Jacobo Herrero to force a winner-take-all third set. Herrero won the first set 6-4 before Campos rallied with a 6-3 win the second. Campos won a single point in the third set to earn the victory.
At No. 2 singles, Silviu Mistreanu nearly forced a third set but dropped the second set tiebreaker. Didrik Berg of Stetson defeated Mistreanu by a score of 6-2, 7-6. At. No. 3, Max Schmerin held a 4-1 lead in the second set before dropping a 6-1, 7-5 decision to Hans Adrian Riseng.
In doubles action, Zeeshan Ismail and Mistrean teamed up for an 8-5 win over Dane Moran and Chris Hyma. However, the Hatters won the doubles poing with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles.
The Penguins return to action on March 24 when they open Horizon League play at Detroit.
No. 59 Stetson 6, YSU 1
No. 1 - Njal Stene (STET) def. T. Ismail (YSU) - 6-0, 6-3
No. 2 - Didrik Berg (STET) def. Mistreanu (YSU) - 6-2, 7-6
No. 3 - Hans Adrian Riseng (STET) def. Schmerin (YSU) - 6-1, 7-5
No. 4 - Nathan Debut (STET) def. Kabli (YSU) - 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 - Chester Espie (STET) def. Z. Ismail (YSU) - 6-2, 6-2
No. 6 - Campos (YSU) def. Jacobo Herrero (STET) - 6-4, 3-6, 1-0
No. 1 - Stene/Berg (STET) def. T. Ismail/Kabli (YSU) - 8-5
No. 2 - Maksim Levanovich/Espie (STET) def. Schmerin/Campos (YSU) - 8-3
No. 3 - Z. Ismail/Mistreanu (YSU) def. Dane Moran/Chris Hyma (STET) - 8-5