Streetsboro, Ohio - The Youngstown State men's tennis team earned an impressive 6-1 win over Toledo on Friday at the Western Reserve Racquet Club. It was the Penguins' first dual win over the Rockets since 1998.
The Penguins (3-3) rallied to earn victories in two of the three doubles matches and carried that momentum into a strong performance at singles. At No. 2 doubles, Luke Purser and Vasilis Vardakis battled for a 7-5 win over Tyler Gargas and Thawin Suksathaporn. Purser and Vardakis trailed 5-4 before winning the final three points of the match. At No. 3, Yossi Dahan and Pol Virgili Blanco trailed 4-3 before scoring the final three points in a 6-4 victory over Juan Carranza and Cole Shoults.
In singles play, Dahan was the first two clinch picking up a strong 6-3, 6-3 victory over Gargas at No. 5. The Rockets picked up a win at No. 3 singles before the Guins put the match out of reach.
Purser claimed a 6-2, 6-3 win over Omar Espinoza at No. 4, Garretto clinched the match with a 7-6, 6-2 victory over Danilo Vukotic at No. 2. Erik Gran earned a 6-4, 3-6, 10-4 win over Carranza at No. 6 and to close out the match, Danylo Veremeichuk posted a 7-5, 7-6 (2) win over Vitosevic.
After the Rockets (3-5) claimed a win at No. 1 doubles before the Guins rallied for wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. At No. 2 doubles,
YSU returns to action on Sunday morning when it faces Binghamton. The match will be held at Cleveland State's Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion.