Guins Tie School Record For Dual Wins in 5-2 Triumph at NKU

Joao Garretto
Joao Garretto

Highland Heights, Ky. - The Youngstown State men's tennis team tied the school record for wins in a season with a 5-2 triumph over Northern Kentucky on Sunday afternoon at the Yeager Tennis Complex.

The Penguins improve to 15-6 overall with the win and 3-1 in the Horizon League. NKU falls to 5-5 and 1-2. The only other time the Guins had 15 dual victories in a campaign was in 1990-91.

YSU took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 before winning four singles matches.

In doubles play, Thomas Rodrigues and Mitch Maroscher won 6-1 at No. 1 while Joao Garretto and Danylo Veremeichuk also won 6-2 at No. 2.

The Guins won matches at No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 singles. Maroscher picked up a 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 7-5 win in a battle against Mate Virag. Veremeichuk won his match at No. 2 beating Javier Araya 7-5, 6-3. At No. 3, Thomas Rodrigues cruised to a 6-4, 6-3 win over Court Clark. At No. 4, Joao Garretto rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Andrew Niehaus.

The Penguins return to action on Saturday when they play host to Detroit.