The College of Staten Island won their second-straight match on the heels of their spring break trip to Orlando, Florida this week, this time cruising past CUNYAC-rival Brooklyn College, 8-1, in their conference opener played earlier this afternoon at the CSI Tennis Center. CSI improved to 2-3 overall on the season, while BC fell to 1-4 (0-2 CUNY).
CSI got off to a great start against the visiting Bulldogs, sweeping all doubles matches to take a commanding 3-0 lead. Nick Zikos and Daniel Ursomanno at No. 1 and Riad Hamai and Austin Kapetanakis at No. 2 won their matches by identical, 8-4 scores. At the No. 3 spot, the team of Dennis Wu and Dmitriy Vituk were very efficient in an 8-2 win over Marvin Gill and Dennis Abenanty.
When play switched to singles, CSI was able to smother the Bulldogs and take five out of six flights. At the pole position, Zikos worked a 6-4, 6-1 winner over Matthew Michaelsen, while Hamai scored himself a 6-0, 6-2, win over Anthony Chan in the second spot. Working down the line Ursomanno won his match at three, while Kapetanakis looked crisp in a win in the fourth spot. Vituk was equally impressive in the six spot, winning 6-3, 6-1.
Brooklyn’s lone bright spot was at the No. 5 position, where Cheyne Tribbey scored a 6-1, 6-1, win over CSI’s Wu.
The Dolphins are back in action this Tuesday, when they travel to the National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York, to take on Baruch College in a 3:30pm CUNYAC contest.