Tennis competes on the road

By Dylan Lux 

The Youngstown State women’s tennis team is having its fair share of struggles this season, with a 2-8 record through 10 games. Its most recent matchups involved a trip to California to take on Long Beach State University and California State University Northridge.

In both matchups, the Penguins lost 5-2, which brought their losing streak to five. Their March 17 matchup against Duquesne University concludes their road stint, as conference play will begin against Cleveland State University on April 1 at the YSU Indoor Tennis Center. 

The men’s tennis team has seen some success this season, winning five of 12 games, along with honoring Laurentiu Mandocescu and Nathan Favier, as two Horizon League Singles Players of the Week.

In their most recent matchups, the Penguins traveled to Birmingham, Alabama to take on the University of Alabama Birmingham and Samford University.

The Penguins fell in both matchups, as they lost 6-1 in the first matchup against the Blazers, and dropped their second match 4-3 against the Bulldogs.

Mandocescu and Favier were honored with Horizon League Singles Players of the Week this season.

Men’s tennis will see the court again March 17, when it travels to Wilmington, North Carolina for a two-day event. The Penguins will then face Illinois State and North Carolina Wilmington on March 17, and they will see DePaul University on March 18.