WOMEN’S TENNIS TAKES HOME OPENER OVER SARAH LAWRENCE

The College of Staten Island women’s tennis squad won for the second time in four days, winning their home opener this afternoon over visiting Sarah Lawrence College by a 7-2 count as part of non-conference play at the CSI Tennis Center.  The Dolphins lifted their overall mark to 2-0 this season, while the Gryphons start the season at 0-1.

Play began with doubles and the Dolphins were victorious in two out of three flights.  In the top-spot CSI senior tandem Sabrina Bragerton-Nasert and Madiha Mulla coasted to an 8-1 win over SLC’s Nora Landes and Sofia Reh.  The other two positions were competitive and came right down to the end.  In the No. 2 spot CSI claimed victory again.  This time junior duo Nozima Toshpulatova and Michelle Kushnir scored an 8-6 winner over Autumn Atkinson and Juliet Slade.

CSI almost pulled off a sweep in doubles, but after grabbing an early lead, CSI fell, as SLC’s Lane Garber and Sarah Fiordaliso scored a win over freshman pair Samantha Mazier and Hannah Ramirez, by a score of 8-5.

The Dolphins were very crisp in Singles play and left little to doubt.  Toshpulatova was first to score a win, taking the second spot over Atkinson, 6-1, 6-1.  At No. 4, Kushnir won by the same score over Slade, and then Bragerton-Nasert clinched it with a 6-1, 6-2, win over Landes.

With the match in hand, CSI then scored wins at No. 6, with Jonaldy Edouard winning, 6-0, 7-5, over Moni Spancheska.  Mulla won at the No. 3 slot, before SLC grabbed a win at No. 5 to close the match by Fiordaliso.

The Dolphins will now be idle until Thursday, September 10, when they travel for their CUNYAC-opener against Brooklyn College in Brooklyn at 4pm.
 

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