CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland State men's tennis team swept its home opening doubleheader Saturday, picking up back-to-back 4-0 victories over Oberlin and Niagara. The Vikings now stand at 4-2 on the young season.
After playing both matches to clinch, Mirko Radosevic was the lone Viking to go 2-0 in singles play on the day, picking up his second and third singles victories of the spring.
Cleveland State 4, Oberlin 0
During the opening match Cleveland State picked up a quick 4-0 victory, claiming the doubles point and singles points at the No. 4, No. 5, and No. 6 spots.
Mirko Radosevic picked up Cleveland State's first singles win, earning a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 4 singles, followed by wins at No. 5 singles from Jack Santilli (6-2, 6-2) and No. 6 singles from Kevin Goth (6-2, 6-2).
1.Buffington/Goth (CSU) def. Paik/Lichtmacher (OBC), 6-3
2.Mostardi/Mick (CSU) def. Gruppuso/Cohen (OBC), 6-2
3.Radosevic/Malm (CSU) vs. Drougas/Davis (OBC), 4-5, unf.
1.Colton Buffington (CSU) vs. Ian Paik (OBC), 6-2, 5-2, unf.
2.William Malm (CSU) vs. Abraham Davis (OBC), 6-7 (5), unf.
3.Benjamin Slade (CSU) vs. Stephen Gruppuso (OBC), 7-5, 3-2, unf.
4.Mirko Radosevic (CSU) def. Manickam Manickam (OBC), 6-1, 6-0
5.Jack Santilli (CSU) def. Billy Lennon (OBC), 6-2, 6-2
6.Kevin Goth (CSU) def. Jeremy Lichtmacher (OBC), 6-2, 6-2
Cleveland State 4, Niagara 0
The Vikings finished the day just as they started, picking up another 4-0 victory over Niagara. Cleveland State was once again able to pick up the early doubles point, sweeping all three doubles courts.
Radosevic then put the Vikings up 2-0 after a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 5 singles, while Mostardi moved back into the singles lineup and captured a 6-1, 6-0 win at the top of the lineup. Cleveland State's final point came from William Malm who earned the clinching point with a 6-3, 6-0 decision at No. 3 singles.
1.Buffington/Goth (CSU) def. Nadeau/Fuentes (NIA), 6-3
2.Mostardi/Mick (CSU) def. Boleslav/Wenninger (NIA), 6-2
3.Radosevic/Slade (CSU) def. Wilson/Ozdemir (NIA), 6-2
1.Nico Mostardi (CSU) def. Franci Nadeau (NIA), 6-1, 6-0
2.Colton Buffington (CSU) vs. Felipe Fuentes (NIA), 6-0, 5-3, unf.
3.William Malm (CSU) def. Josh Wilson (NIA), 6-3, 6-0
4.Benjamin Slade (CSU) vs. Taylan Ozdemir (NIA), 3-6, 6-0, 0-1, unf.
5.Mirko Radosevic (CSU) def. Lukas Wenninger (NIA), 6-0, 6-0
6.Jack Santilli (CSU) def. Brent Boleslav (NIA), 2-6, 6-2, unf.
Cleveland State will return to the road next week, traveling to Butler (Thursday, Feb. 16) and IUPUI (Friday, February 17) for a pair of dual matches.