Tennis teams serving scores

Senior Cecilia Rosas celebrates during a set.

By Kyle Wills

The Youngstown State University women’s tennis team competed in the Singles and Doubles Championships at the Cleveland State University Viking Invitational Oct. 15-17.

Senior Cecilia Rosas took home the singles title by winning all three of her matches. She also added to her impressive record in doubles as she and freshman Julia Marko came out as the champions with four victories. Rosas entered the weekend with a 5-1 doubles match record.

A year ago, Rosas was Second-Team All-Horizon League selection with a 15-7 singles record and went 7-3 in Horizon League play. In doubles play, she posted a 15-9 record. Her junior campaign also included a nine-match winning streak and a five-match doubles win streak.

Marko and freshman Elisa Rigazio also won all of their singles contests.

In singles play, the women won a combined 15 matches and swept six matches from Duquesne University and University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. YSU also split the six contests with CSU on Sunday, Oct. 17.

In doubles play, the Penguins were victorious in 9 of 12 contests. Marko and Rosas combined to go 4-0. Sophomore Eliska Masarikova and Rigazio combined to go 3-1 in doubles play.

As a freshman, Masarikova was 19-5 in singles play and went 9-1 in Horizon League contests. She also went 11-8 in doubles matches, winning 9 of 10 doubles matches at one point. She had a team-best 10-match winning streak during the season and had won 14 of 15 contests at one point during the season. 

The men’s team competed Oct. 8-9 with an impressive performance in the two-day YSU Hidden Duals at the YSU Indoor Tennis Center.

Against Binghamton University, the Penguins won 6 of 7 singles contests and swept the doubles. Against Duquesne University, YSU won all six singles and earned wins in 2 of 3 doubles contests. In the contest against St. Bonaventure University, the men won three doubles and four singles matches.

Freshmen Clement Mainguy and Nathan Favier each won three singles contests to lead YSU.

The men are next in action at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regionals, which are set for Oct. 21, while the women return to action Nov. 12-13 when they head to the Cal Northridge Invitational.

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