Penguins Set Numerous School Records In 2016-17 Campaign

YSU Men's Tennis
YSU Men's Tennis

The Youngstown State men's tennis team had its best season in school history during the 2016-17 campaign. YSU set a school mark for dual wins and reached the Horizon League semifinals for the second time in school history.

Here is a list of accomplishments for the program this season:

  • YSU was 19-8 setting the record for most wins in a season. The previous high in wins was 15 set back in 1990-91.
  • The Penguins finished in a three-way tie for second in the regular-season standings with a 5-2 league mark. The Guins defeated Green Bay for the first time in program history.
  • YSU's 19 total wins was almost equal to the amount of dual victories the past three seasons (21).
  • The win over NKU in the HL Tournament was just the fourth postseason win at the conference tournament and first since 2014.
  • In road matches, YSU went an impressive 8-1. The eight victories were a school record.
  • For the year, YSU was 135-102 in all singles matches and 93-55 (62.8 winning percentage) in dual singles matches. 
  • In doubles play, the Guins posted a 63-44 record while going 45-25 (64.3 winning percentage) in dual play.
  • YSU had winning streaks of six, four (twice) and three on the year.
  • YSU went 5-1 in dual matches vs. Ohio foes. The Guins beat Dayton, Xavier, Tiffin, Cleveland State and Wright State.
  • Mitch Maroscher was a first-team All-Horizon League selection while Thomas Rodrigues and Danylo Veremeichuk were second-team recipients. It was the first-time YSU had three all-conference selections in the same year.
  • Rodrigues set a school record with 26 total wins and 18 dual victories.
  • The Penguins had three players win at least 19 matches for the first time in school history. Rodrigues (26), Joao Garretto (20) and Mitch Maroscher (19) all accomplished the feat. Luke Purser also won 17 matches.
  • Rodrigues went 6-1 in league play tying the record for most league wins in a season.
  • Rodrigues won his last nine singles matches and 15 of his last 17.
  • YSU won at least 15 matches in five of six spots in the lineup.
  • Maroscher and Rodrigues finished 21-10 in doubles for the year and were 18-6 in dual play at No. 1.
  • Maroscher was 15-8 at No. 1, Veremeichuk was 8-1 at No. 2, Rodrigues was 16-2 at No. 3 and Garretto was 14-6 at No. 4. Veremeichuk won his final five matches.
  • The Penguins played matches in Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, California, Kentucky and Wisconsin.
  • YSU went 2-0 against the Big East with wins over Xavier and Marquette.