Penguins Compete at Toledo Rocket Invitational

Vasilis Vardakis
Vasilis Vardakis

Toledo, Ohio - Five members of the Youngstown State men's tennis team picked up wins at the Toledo Rocket Invitational over the weekend. The Penguins played matches against Western Michigan, Toledo, Detroit Mercy, Duquesne, Toledo and Cleveland State at the event. 

Earning a pair of singles wins were Erik Gran and Danylo Veremeichuk in the three-day event. Gran defeated Toledo's Omar Espinosa and Western Michigan's Kris Knof in the tournament. Veremeichuk beat Duquesne's Jared Isaacs in three sets and Toledo's Thawin Suksathaporn. Luke Purser picked up a singles win over Duquesne's Jari Hanhimaki on Sunday. On Friday, Vasilis Vardakis beat Toledo's Luka Vitosevic in three sets and Jonas Ken Suzuki defeated William Malm of Cleveland State.

Vardakis and Purser earned a doubles win over Toledo on Sunday. On Saturday, Joao Garretto and Veremichuk picked up a doubles win over Detroit Mercy. On Friday, Pol Virgili Blanco and Veremeichuk earned a doubles victory vs. Cleveland State.

The Penguins are next in action on Oct. 19-21 at the ITA Midwest Regionals in South Bend, Ind.

Sept. 30 Results

Jack Randall (Western Michigan) def. Danylo Veremeichuk (Youngstown State) 3-6, 6-4, 11-9
Peter Kuszynski (Western Michigan) def. Joao Garretto (Youngstown State) 7-6, 7-6
Erik Gran (Youngstown State) def. Omar Espinosa (Toledo) 7-6, 0-6, 10-7
Tyler Gargas (Toledo) def. Yossi Dahan (Youngstown State) 6-4, 7-5

Vasilis Vardakis/Luke Purser (Youngstown State) def. Cole Shoults/Thawin Suksathaporn (Toledo) 6-1, 6-4
Kris Knof/Zac Faveri (Western Michigan) def. Pol Virgili Blanco/Jonas Ken Suzuki (Youngstown State) 6-0, 7-5

Sept. 29 Results

Jack Randall (Western Michigan) def. Vasilis Vardakis (Youngstown State) 6-3, 6-4
Peter Kuszynski (Western Michigan) def. Jonas Ken Suzuki (Youngstown State) 6-2, 6-1
Dino Bonetta (Detroit Mercy) def. Pol Virgili Blanco (Youngstown State) 6-2, 6-3
Gvidas Motuzas (Detroit Mercy) def. Luke Purser (Youngstown State) 7-6, 6-2
Danylo Veremeichuk (Youngstown State) def. Jared Isaacs (Duquesne) 0-6, 6-3, 10-7
Alex Mascioli (Duquesne) def. Joao Garretto (Youngstown State) 6-4, 5-7, 10-4
Alejandro Rodriguez (Duquesne) def. Vasilis Vardakis (Youngstown State) 4-6, 6-1, 10-8
Joey Matthews (Duquesne) def. Jonas Ken Suzuki (Youngstown State) 7-6, 6-1
Graham Conron (Duquesne) def. Pol Virgili Blanco (Youngstown State) 6-3, 6-4
Luke Purser (Youngstown State) def. Jari Hanhimaki (Duquesne) 6-2, 7-5

Danylo Veremeichuk/Joao Garretto (Youngstown State) def. Yevhen Sirous/Luka Soskic (Detroit Mercy) 2-6, 6-4, 10-5
Adam Zychowicz/Arce Lopez-Sanchez (Detroit Mercy) def. Yossi Dahan/Erik Gran (Youngstown State) 5-7, 6-0, 16-14
Chris Corrao/Dane Bendel (Duquesne) def. Yossi Dahan/Erik Gran (Youngstown State) 2-6, 6-3, 10-4 

Sept. 28 Results

Danylo Veremeichuk (Youngstown State) def. Thawin Suksathaporn (Toledo) 6-1, 6-2
Danilo Vukotic (Toledo) def. Joao Garretto (Youngstown State) 6-4, 7-6, 13-11
Vasilis Vardakis (Youngstown State) def. Luka Vitosevic (Toledo) 2-6, 7-6, 10-5
Vince Anzalone (Toledo) def. Yossi Dahan (Youngstown State) 6-1, 6-3
Tyler Gargas (Toledo) def. Erik Gran (Youngstown State) 5-7, 6-3, 10-2
Jonas Ken Suzuki (Youngstown State) def. William Malm (Cleveland State) 6-3, 6-3
Erik Gran (Youngstown State) def. Kris Knof (Western Michigan) 6-2, 6-2

Omar Espinosa/Serjen Olmedo (Toledo) def. Pol Virgili Blanco/Jonas Ken Suzuki (Youngstown State) 6-4, 6-2
Raul TEICHMANN/Luke Phillips (Cleveland State) def. Vasilis Vardakis/Luke Purser (Youngstown State) 6-4, 6-2
Pol Virgili Blanco/Danylo Veremeichuk (Youngstown State) def. Clark BILINOVICH/Jack SANTILLI (Cleveland State) 6-2, 6-3