The Youngstown State men's tennis team returns to action on Friday when it takes on DePaul and then visits former Horizon League foe Valapariso on Saturday.
The Penguins (2-1) take on the Blue Demons (4-2) on Friday in Chicago at the Lakeshore Sport and Fitness Club at 7:15 p.m. On Saturday, the Penguins take on the Crusaders (2-1) in Griffith, Ind., at the Match Point Tennis Center at 3 p.m.
YSU dropped its first contest of the season last Friday when it dropped a 6-1 decision at Butler.
Leading the way in doubles are Purser and Pol Virgili Blanco. The duo has won a team-high two matches so far this spring at the No. 3 spot.
- The Penguins dropped a 4-3 decision to the Blue Demons last January at the Boardman Tennis Center in the only previous meeting between the two schools.
- YSU has lost the last four matches with Valparaiso, including a tough 4-3 loss in the Horizon League semifinals in 2017. The Guins last beat the Crusaders 7-0 in April 2012.