Three Penguins Earn League Accolades; Maroscher Named First Team

Mitch Maroscher
Mitch Maroscher

The Youngstown State men's tennis team had three All-Horizon League selections highlighted by first-team all-league pick Mitch Maroscher, the league announced on Thursday night.

Being named to the second-team were freshmen Danylo Veremeichuk and Thomas Rodrigues

It marks the first time in school history the program has had three all-league selections in the same year.

Maroscher, a graduate transfer from Grand Canyon, is 19-12 this year and went 15-7 during the dual slate this spring with all matches coming at No. 1 singles. He went 4-3 in Horizon League play with wins over UIC, Wright State, Northern Kentucky and Cleveland State. In doubles play, he teamed up with Rodrigues for a 17-6 record this spring, including a 5-2 Horizon League mark.

Since joining the program in February, Veremeichuk has had an impressive run going 11-3 overall and was 5-2 in league play. Late in the year he moved into the No. 2 spot in the lineup and posted a 6-1 mark. In doubles play, he was 9-4 overall, but was 9-2 at No. 2 when paired with Joao Garretto. The duo went 4-2 in league play.

Rodrigues set the school record for singles wins in a season with 24. He broke the previous mark of 20 which had been set twice. He is 24-8 overall and went an impressive 16-4 during the dual season. In Horizon League play, he was a strong 6-1.

Also, Gabriel Tolesani, who posted a 12-13 record in singles this year, was named Academic All-Horizon League.

The Penguins open play at the Horizon League Championships on Friday against Northern Kentucky in Ann Arbor, Mich., at the Michigan Varsity Tennis Center. The match is scheduled for 11 a.m.