Penguins Start Season Strong With 5-2 Win Over St. Bonaventure

Luke Purser
Luke Purser

Streetsboro, Ohio - The Youngstown State men's tennis team opened the spring dual season with a 5-2 win over St. Bonaventure at the Western Reserve Racquet and Fitness Club on Friday.

The Penguins (1-0) won two of the three doubles matches before claiming four wins in singles against the Bonnies (1-2).

In doubles play, Luke Purser and Pol Virgili Blanco won 6-2 at No. 3 while Yossi Dahan and Erik Gran cruised to a 6-1 win at No. 2 to earn the point. SBU picked up a 6-3 victory at No. 1 doubles.

The first Penguin to pick up a singles win was Purser who earned a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Ante Zovko at No. 3. At No. 5, Gran earned a 6-2, 6-3 victory over John Rutkowski for the third YSU victory. The clincher came at No. 1 where Danylo Veremeichuk beat Lukas Linden Malmberg 7-6 (3), 6-0. The Bonnies claimed singles wins at No. 6 and No. 4 before Joao Garretto earned a 5-7, 6-4, 10-8 win over Indra Patwardhan at No. 2. Garretto won the final two points in the third set that was tied 8-all.

YSU returns to action on Sunday when it visists Duquesne. First serve is set for 4 p.m.

YSU 5, St. Bonaventure 2
Singles
No. 1 Danylo Veremeichuk (YSU) def. Lukas Linden Malmberg (SBU) 7-6, 6-0
No. 2 Joao Garreto (YSU) def. Indra Patwardhan (SBU) 5-7, 6-4, 10-8
No. 3 Luke Purser (YSU) def. Ante Zovko (SBU) 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 Martin Estevarena (SBU) def. Yossi Dahan (YSU) 1-6, 6-1, 10-6
No. 5 Erik Gran (YSU) def. John Rutkowski (SBU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 Marco Rivolo (SBU) def. Pol Virgili Blanco (YSU) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles
No. 1 Indra Patwardhan/Ante Zovko (SBU) def. Danylo Veremechuk/Joao Garreto (YSU) 6-3
No. 2 Yossi Dahan/Erik Gran (YSU) def. Lukas Linden Malmberg/John Rutkowski (SBU) 6-1
No. 3 Luke Purser/Pol Virgili Blanco (YSU) def. Logan D'Angelo/Martin Estevarena (SBU) 6-2