The College of Staten Island men’s tennis squad made an emphatic return into the win column this afternoon, posting a 9-0 winner over Lehman College in the Bronx, NY. The Dolphins improved to 2-4 overall and 2-1 in CUNYAC play, while the home Lightning fell to 0-4, 0-2, respectively.
Less than 24 hours after falling to Hunter College, 8-1, CSI bounced back efficiently with this win, dominating from start to finish. In Doubles, the top spot of Dan Ursomanno and Ed Ruffe scored an 8-2 win over LC’s Dan Harelick and Al Joseph Debouzet, and one flight lower, James Chuenpratum and Chris Pinto teamed for an 8-4 winner over Gene Nakagaki and Ran Zhang. Finally, in the No. 3 spot, Joel Youngberry and Jack Benjamin made short work of Jay Modi and Astrit Krasniqi, 8-0.
Ruffe (No. 2), Pinto (No. 3), Chuenpratum (No. 4), and Benjamin (No. 5), won their sets convincingly, 6-0, 6-0, when singles play started up. Youngberry was just as crisp in a 6-0, 6-1, win at No. 6 over Edwin Diaz, and Ursomanno in the pole position scored a hard-fought, 7-6 (6-4), 6-2, winner over Harelick.
?CSI will be back in action on Thursday afternoon, hosting Ramapo College in a 4pm tilt at the CSI Tennis Center as part of non-conference play.