After suffering their first loss of the season yesterday, the College of Staten Island women’s tennis squad is back in the win column, striking down Lehman College, 8-1, as part of CUNYAC play in the Bronx, NY. CSI improved to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the CUNYAC, while the Lightning fell to 0-2, 0-2, respectively.
The Dolphins got up early and never relented. After Doubles, the team took a 3-0 lead. In the top spot, Nozima Toshpulatova and Michelle Kushnire were flawless in an 8-0 win over Ayana Reed and Lynessa George. One flight down, Sabrina Bragerton-Nasert and Madiha Mulla were equally strong in an 8-1 victory. In the longest doubles faring, CSI’s duo of Aziza Jurabaeva and Viktoriya Volkova made it a clean sweep with a hard-fought, 8-6, win over LC’s Katherine Otero and Natalie Carrasquillo.
Lehman got their only victory at No.3 Singles, where Kanto Rasedoara turned back CSI’s Jurabaeva in a hard-fought, 3-6, 7-6, 10-8 decision. CSI won the other flights in straight sets, including a pair of 6-0, 6-0 wins for Mulla (No. 4) and Kushnir (No. 5).
CSI is back in action on Monday, when they travel to face Kean University at 4:30pm in non-conference play.