Cincinnati, Ohio - The Youngstown State men's tennis team picked up a 5-2 victory on Friday afternoon against Northern Kentucky at the Lindner Tennis Center at Lunken.
YSU (9-7 overall and 2-1 in the Horizon League) won the doubles point and four of the six singles matches agianst the Norse (5-10, 1-4).
The Guins earn wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to claim the point before earning wins at No. 1, No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6 singles.
In doubles, YSU dropped the first completed match at No. 2 before winning the final two contests. Yossi Dahan and Pol Virgili Blanco picked up a 7-5 win and at No. 1, Danylo Veremeichuk and Joao Garretto picked up a 7-6 victory to clinch the point.
Veremeichuk earned an impressive 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles over Nathan Schwartz. At No. 6, Erik Gran earned a 6-1, 7-6 win over Felipe Hidalgo and the clinching win came at No. 5 as Yossi Dahan won 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 over Chris Murray. At No. 3, Joao Garretto earned a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over Blaine Carr for the final Penguins victory.
The Penguins return to action at Wright State on Saturday. First serve for the contest against the Raiders is 10 a.m.
Youngstown State 5, Northern Kentucky 2
Singles (Order of Finish: 1,2,6,5*,3,4)
1. Danylo Veremeichuk (YSU) def. Nathan Schwartz (NKU) 6-4, 6-1
2. Aleksander Sadal (NKU) def. Vasilis Vardakis (YSU) 7-6, 5-2, retired
3. Joao Garretto (YSU) def. Blaine Carr (NKU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
4. Jorge Rodriguez Agudo (NKU) def. Luke Purser (YSU) 6-7(5), 6-0, 7-6(2)
5. Yossi Dahan (YSU) def. Chris Murray (NKU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
6. Erik Gran (YSU) def. Felipe Hidalgo (NKU) 6-1, 7-6
Doubles (Order of Finish: 2,3,1*)
1. Danylo Veremeichuk/Joao Garretto (YSU) def. Blaine Carr/Nathan Schwartz (NKU) 7-6
2. Aleksander Sadal/Jorge Rodriguez Agudo (NKU) def. Luke Purser/Vasilis Vardakis (YSU) 6-3
3. Yossi Dahan/Pol Virgili Blanco (YSU) def. Felipe Hidalgo/Anthony Bosch (NKU) 7-5