The Youngstown State men's tennis team defeated St. Bonaventure 5-2 on Friday at the Boardman Tennis Center. Earlier in the day, the Penguins dropped a hard-fought 4-3 match to Toledo.
In the nightcap against the Bonnies, the Penguins earned the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3. At No. 2, Matthew Kritzinger and Joao Garetto won 6-2 while at No. 3, Luke Purser and Gabriel Tolesani won 6-3.
In singles play, Mitch Maroscher cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 victory at No. 1 while Garretto also had an impressive win at No. 3 winning 6-2, 6-1. Purser won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 5 and Alonso Lauz won 3-6, 7-6, 10-7 at No. 6.
In the afternoon match, the Guins and Rockets had a back-and-forth contest that was decided in a third-set tiebreaker.
The Penguins won the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2. Kritzinger won his match at No. 2 6-3, 6-4 before Toledo won the next three singles decisions. At No. 3, Thomas Rodrigues won 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 to tie the contest.
At No. 6, Purser trailed 5-2 in the third set before rallying to tie at 5-5. After trading points for a 6-6 match, he lost the tiebreaker 7-1 and the Rockets earned the team victory.
YSU (6-4) concludes its busy two days with a dual against Carnegie Mellon on Saturday afternoon at the Boardman Tennis Center. First serve is set for 3 p.m.