Men's Tennis Campaign Best by Program in Over 20 Years

Silviu Mistreanu
Silviu Mistreanu

In 2012-13, the Youngstown State men's tennis team collected their most wins since 1990-91 and won a postseason match for just the second time since 2000-01.

YSU finished the campaign with a 13-9 record in dual match play. It was the most the wins in a season since the Penguins were 15-5 in 1990-91. In Horizon League action, the Penguins were 4-2 with wins over UIC, Detroit, Wright State and Valparaiso. It was the Guins' first win over the Flames since joining the Horizon League and first win at Wright State since April 1984.

In the Horizon League Tournament, YSU defeated the Flames for the second time. It was just the program's second Horizon League Championships win in the program's history.

Rodrigo Campos led the team with a 19-11 record. He combined to go 11-5 at No. 4 and No. 5 singles this spring. In dual play he was 14-8 and ended the year on a six-match winning streak. Currently Campos owns a career mark of 49-40.

Silviu Mistreanu was a first-team All-Horizon League selection for the second consecutive year. Mistreanu was 16-9 overall and 5-1 in HL play. His lone loss came to the League's Player of the Year. Mistreanu was 13-6 in dual play with all 19 matches coming in the No. 1 spot. He won his final five matches of the year. In his two years with the program, has won 30 matches and owns an impressive .682 winning percentage.

Zeeshan Ismail won 15 matches on the campaign and entering his senior campaign in 2013-14 has won 44 times. In Horizon League play, Ismail was 4-1 in Horizon League play and 10-11 in dual matches.

Sebastian Hagn, the Penguins' primary No. 2 player, was named the League's Newcomer of the Year and a second-team all-conference selection. Hagn played 22 dual matches with 19 coming at the No. 2 spot. He won 10 matches in the spring, with nine wins at No. 2 singles. In Horizon League play he was 3-3. 

Felipe Rosa was the program's lone senior in 2012-13. Rosa won 12 matches in his final year with the Penguins and won 30 matches in his YSU career. He saw action in every spot but No. 1 singles during the year.

Max Schmerin was 12-4 for the season, including a 6-0 mark at No. 6 singles. In Horizon League play he was 4-0 while going 7-1 on the year in dual play. In his YSU career, Schmerin has won 37 matches.

Victor Theorin and Dawoud Kabli each won six matches during the season. Kabli now has 20 wins in his YSU career. 

In singles play, YSU was 99-88 overall, 22-14 in HL play and 68-63 in dual competition. In doubles action, the Guins were 45-40 overall, including a record of 32-39 in dual action.

The Penguins had solid non-league wins over Duquesne, Dayton, Lamar, Seattle and IPFW.