Tennis faults over spring break

By Kyle Wills

The Youngstown State University women’s tennis team had an unsuccessful spring break as it lost all three road matchups against California State University Fullerton, California State University Northridge and Long Beach State University.

Against Cal State Fullerton on March 9, the women fell 6-1, losing all six singles contests. However, they were able to claim the doubles point as the teams of senior Cecilia Rosas and freshman Julia Marko, and sophomore Eliska Masarikova and freshman Elisa Rigazio came out victorious in their doubles matchups.

The next day, the team stayed nearby to take on Cal State Northridge. It kept the contest close, but ultimately fell 4-3. Marko and Rigazio came out on top in their singles bouts with straight set victories while Rosas won in singles play with a three-set decision.

In doubles play, the Penguins were swept in all three matchups.

To close out the break, Youngstown State traveled to Long Beach to play the 49ers but couldn’t do much, falling 6-1.

Marko picked up the lone point for the Penguins with a straight-set win in singles competition.

The women lost all three doubles contests for a second straight matchup.

The tennis team looks to regroup as it returns home to host Duquesne at the Youngstown State Tennis Center at 3 p.m. Friday, March 18.