Penguins Drop Close Contest to Binghamton

Yossi Dahan
Yossi Dahan

Cleveland, Ohio - The Youngstown State men's tennis team suffered a 4-2 setback to Binghamton on Sunday at the Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion at Cleveland State.

The Penguins (3-4) picked up wins at No. 3 and No. 5 singles against the Bearcats (5-4).

In doubles, the Penguins picked up a win at No. 1 as Joao Garretto and Danylo Veremeichuk picked up a 7-5 win. The decisive match was at No. 2 where Luke Purser and Vasilis Vardakis lost a tough 7-6 (5) match. Binghamton won 6-1 at No. 3 to claim the point.

Vardakis and Dahan picked up wins to give the Guins a 2-1 advantage. At No. 3, Vardakis had an impressive 7-5, 6-2 win over Dylan Friedman while at No. 5, Dahan won 6-1, 6-2 against Inigo Saez. 

YSU lost tought three-set contests at No. 2 and No. 6. With the match tied 2-2, Binghamton's Kushaan Nath beat Garretto 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 to give the Bearcats a lead. BU clinched the match when Alejandro Pena beat Erik Gran 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.

At No. 1, Veremeichuk had a battle with Ludovico Cestarollo. Veremeichuk dropped the first set 7-6 before rebounding to win the second set 7-5. The match was ended when Binghamton clinched the match.

YSU returns to action on Saturday when it plays Colgate in Syracuse, N.Y.

Binghamton 4, Youngstown State 2

1. Garretto/Veremeichuk (YSU) def. Nath/Lourenco (BU), 7-5  
2. Cestarollo/Pena (BU) def. Purser/Vardakis(YSU), 7-6 (5)
3. Bouchet/Friedman (BU) def. Dahan/Virgili Blanco(YSU), 6-1  

Order of Finish: 3,1,2

1. Ludovico Cestarollo (BU) vs. Danylo Veremeichuk (YSU), 7-6 (9), 5-7, DNF
2. Kushaan Nath (BU) def. Joao Garretto (YSU), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2  
3. Vasilis Vardakis (YSU) def. Dylan Friedman (BU), 6-1, 6-2
4. Tiago Lourenco (BU) def. Luke Purser (YSU), 7-5, 6-2
5. Yossi Dahan (YSU) def. Inigo Saez (BU), 6-1, 6-2
6. Alejandro Pena (BU) def. Erik Gran (YSU), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Order of Finish: 3,5,4,2,6, -

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