Penguins Drop Pair Of Matches to UNLV, New Mexico State

Thomas Rodrigues
Thomas Rodrigues

Las Vegas - The Youngstown State men's tennis team dropped two hard-fought matches on Saturday afternoon falling to UNLV and New Mexico State at the Feritta Tennis Complex.

In the first match of the day, YSU lost 4-0 to the Runnin' Rebels with four of the six singles matches going three sets. UNLV won the doubles points and won in straight sets at No. 5 and No. 6. The clinching match came at No. 3 when Joao Garretto lost a three-set contest to Adam Gage-Brown after winning the first set.

In the second match, the Aggies won in straight sets at No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 after claiming the doubles point to win the dual.

YSU concludes its trip to Vegas on Sunday with a match against UC-Riverside on Sunday.

Youngstown State vs UNLV
Feb. 4, 2017 at Las Vegas, NV
(Fertitta Tennis Complex)
UNLV 4, Youngstown State 0
Singles competition 
1. Alexandr Cozbinov (UNLV) vs. Maroscher, Mitch (YSU) 4-6, 7-6 (6-0), unfinished
2. Ruben Alberts (UNLV) vs. Kritzinger, Matthew (YSU) 7-6 (2-0), 2-6, 2-1, unfinished
3. Evaldo Neto (UNLV) vs. Rodrigues, Thomas (YSU) 4-6, 7-5, 3-4, unfinished
4. Adam Gage-Brown (UNLV) def. Garretto, Joao (YSU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
5. Courtney Lock (UNLV) def. Tolesani, Gabriel (YSU) 6-2, 6-3
6. Richard Solberg (UNLV) def. Purser, Luke (YSU) 6-1, 6-2
Doubles competition 
1. Jakob Amilon/Evaldo Neto (UNLV) def. Maroscher, Mitch/Rodrigues, Thomas (YSU) 6-4
2. Courtney Lock/Ruben Alberts (UNLV) def. Kritzinger, Matthew/Garretto, Joao (YSU) 6-2
3. Alexandr Cozbinov/Charlie Croxford (UNLV) vs. Blanco, Pol Virgili/Tolesani, Gabriel (YSU) 5-4, unfinished
Youngstown State vs New Mexico State
Feb 04, 2017 at Las Vegas, NV
(Fertitta Tennis Complex)
New Mexico State 4, Youngstown State 0
Singles competition 
1. Goncalves, Chris (NMSU) vs. Maroscher, Mitch (YSU) 7-6 (10), 3-1, unfinished
2. Flores, Luis Pliego (NMSU) def. Kritzinger, Matthew (YSU) 6-4, 6-1
3. Espias, Sergi (NMSU) vs. Rodrigues, Thomas (YSU) 5-7, 6-2, unfinished
4. de Haan, Stijn (NMSU) def. Garretto, Joao (YSU) 6-4, 7-5
5. Benitez, Mauri (NMSU) def. Lauz, Alonso (YSU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Asmar, Enrique (NMSU) vs. Blanco, Pol Virgili (YSU) 6-4, 3-6, unfinished
Doubles competition 
1. Goncalves, Chris/Flores, Luis Pliego (NMSU) def. Maroscher, Mitch/Rodrigues, Thomas (YSU) 6-3
2. de Haan, Stijn/Benitez, Mauri (NMSU) vs. Kritzinger, Matthew/Garretto, Joao (YSU) 4-3, unfinished
3. Asmar, Enrique/Espias, Sergi (NMSU) def. Tolesani, Gabriel/Blanco, Pol Virgili (YSU) 6-1