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Singles Victories Lead Tartans Past Youngstown State, 4-3

Singles Victories Lead Tartans Past Youngstown State, 4-3

From Carnegie Mellon University Athletics

The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team traveled to play Division I Youngstown State University, defeating the Penguins, 4-3, at the Boardman Tennis Center on Friday, February 16. The Tartans are now 5-1 overall while the Penguins drop to 2-6.

The Tartans fell behind after doubles action, 1-0, but the third doubles pair of junior Chaz Downing (Newport Beach, Calif. / Corona Del Mar) and sophomore Nicholas Calzolano (Hinsdale, Ill. / Hinsdale Central) won 7-5.

Youngstown took a 3-0 lead with wins at third and sixth singles before junior Daniel Levine (Highland Park, Ill. / Boca Prep International School) put the Tartans on the board with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-2) at first singles.

Sophomore Robert Levin (Virginia Beach, Va. / Princess Anne) was next to finish when he won 6-4, 6-1 at fifth singles. Freshman Kailas Shekar (Saratoga, Calif. / Saratoga) then came from a set down to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 at fourth singles to tie the match at 3-all with Downing in the middle of a third set at second singles.

Downing finished that singles match with a 6-1 third-set win to give the Tartans the fourth and final point of the match. Downing's final score was 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.