Penguins Close Out Record Regular Season With Win at Marquette

Danylo Veremeichuk
Danylo Veremeichuk

Milwaukee, Wis. - The Youngstown State men's tennis team capped off a successful trip to Wisconsin and the best regular-season in school history with a 4-3 win over Marquette on Sunday morning at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium.

The Penguins, who were coming off their first-ever win over Green Bay on Saturday, won the doubles point and claimed three singles matches to defeat the Golden Eagles (13-8). 

The win improves YSU to 18-7 overall and the Guins had an impressive run in away matches posting an 8-1 record, including eight straight victories to close out the year. 

Danylo Veremeichuk earned the clinching victory for the Penguins at No. 2 singles. Five of the six matches went three sets including Veremeichuk's.

The Penguins won the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2. Winning at No. 1 was Mitch Maroscher and Thomas Rodrigues by a 6-4 score while at No. 2, Garretto and Veremeichuk won 6-2.

In singles play, winning for the Penguins were Luke Purser and Rodrigues in three sets. Rodrigues won his 24th match of the season with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 win over Greg Anderson at No. 3. At No. 5, Purser also rallied after dropping the first set for a 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 win over Nick Dykema.

Veremeichuk earned the winning dual point with a hard-fought 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 win over Luke Smrek at No. 2 singles. 

Maroscher and Garretto each lost in three sets at No. 1 and No. 4 respectively.

YSU is next in action at the Horizon League Championships which start on Friday in Ann Arbor, Mich. Seeds for the tournament will be announced later Sunday.