Six Penguins Set to Represent YSU At ITA Midwest Regionals

Vasilis Vardakis
Vasilis Vardakis

The Youngstown State men's tennis program will send six players to the ITA Midwest Regionals which start on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio, at Ohio State University.

Joao Garretto, Laurentiu Mandocescu, Will Everett and Erik Gran will compete in the qualifying round starting on Thursday. Vasilis Vardakis will be part of the main draw for singles.

Round one of qualifying is set to begin on Thursday at 8 a.m. at the OSU Varsity Tennis Center. Round one of singles in the main draw is set to start on Friday at 8 a.m. 

In doubles, Garretto and Mandocescu will compete for the Penguins. Doubles competition gets underway on Friday at Noon.

YSU's doubles pairings are Mandocescu and Garretto as well as Everett and Pol Virgili Blanco.

The winners of each main draw (singles and doubles) will receive automatic berths to the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships. The tournament is set to conclude on Monday.

Singles Matchups

Gran vs. Stefan Dragovic (MAR)
Mondocescu vs. Pelle Strandberg (UIC)
Everett vs. Jorge Bartra (ISU)
Garretto vs. Thawin Suksathaporn (TOL)
Vardakis vs. Patrick Maloney (UM) - Oct. 18

Doubles Matchups (Oct. 18)

Everett/Blanco vs. Brozovich/Kalenie (VAL)
Mandocescu/Garretto vs. Dobbs/Radomirovic (GB)