The College of Staten Island men’s tennis squad was the hottest Dolphins team coming into the evening, and continued that distinction, winning their sixth straight via a 7-2 win over CUNYAC-rivals York College in Queens, New York. The win improved the Dolphins to 6-5 overall and a perfect 4-0 in CUNYAC play, while the Cardinals fell to 0-4, 0-2, respectively.
The Dolphins started the match by taking two out of three doubles flights. CUNYAC Player of the Week Nick Zikos and CUNYAC Rookie of the Week Hector Molina teamed up in the pole position, blowing by YC’s Ayman Busat and Gary Reynoso, 8-1. In the No. 3 spot, Daniel Ursomanno and Dmitriy Vituk also scored a big 8-2 win to give CSI a 2-0 lead. York made it interesting, however, as their team of Agbor Iheanyi and Andre Moczulski won a hard-fought, 8-6, match against CSI’s Austin Kapetanakis and Kolachuk Chuenpratum in the No. 2 spot.
Going into singles the match was still very much in doubt, but the Dolphins answered the call on the cold afternoon by taking five of the six flights. Zikos scored a well-earned, 6-2, 7-5, winner over Busat in the top spot, while Molina was a 6-1, 6-2 winner over Reynoso at No. 2. Ursomanno stayed hot, scoring a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 3, while Chuenpratum got in the win column at No. 4 against Michael Benvidez, 6-0, 6-0. At No. 6 Vituk took a win over YC’s Anthony Omoragbon, 6-1, 6-2.
York’s only win in singles came at No. 5, a 6-2, 6-1, win by Moczulski over Kapetanakis.
CSI will be back in action on Friday, extending their CUNYAC streak of games by taking on John Jay College at the CSI Tennis Center at 3:30pm.