The College of Staten Island women’s tennis team will go into the CUNYAC Postseason with a strong head of steam, taking their sixth straight win via an 8-1 victory over Baruch College in a match played Sunday at the National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. CSI now sits at 8-4 overall and 6-1 in the CUNYAC, while the Bearcats fell to 7-6, 5-3, respectively.
The Dolphins’ only blemish in the contest was at No. 3 Doubles, but from there, the match belongs squarely to CSI. Sabrina Bragerton-Nasert and Ilona Stoyko teamed at the top spot to score an 8-2 win over Jennifer Mufosky and Le Goupil-Maier, and at No. 2, Jean Baak and Mediha Mulla had a win by the identical score.
Play then switched to singles with CSI holding a 2-1 lead. The Dolphins then swept the event, winning a pair of matches in three sets. Bragerton-Nasert and Stoyko won their matches in two sets, while Baak cruised in the third spot over BC’s Anna Komar, 6-0, 6-1. At No. 4, Jessica Barabatko won a hard-fought, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, match over Marianna Kogan, while at No. 5, Mulla posted a 6-2, 6-3, win over Amanda Naraine. Finally in the No. 6 position, CSI’s Jacqueline Jamaleddine posted a marathon, 7-5, 3-6, 10-7 win, making it an 8-1 final.
CSI is 6-1 in the CUNYAC, but were also awarded a 5-0 forfeit win over Medgar Evers College, reflecting them in the standings at 7-1, in a three-way tie for the top-spot in the conference. Although unofficial, CSI stands to be placed in third place via point-differential (Hunter +4, Brooklyn -1, CSI -3). either way, CSI stands poised to host a first round tournament quarterfinal contest on Wednesday at 4pm. Keep posted to www.csidolphins.com for more information.
CSI’s final regular season contest will be tomorrow against the College of New Rochelle as part of non-conference play on the road at 4pm.