The Dolphins’ road to a third straight CUNYAC title begins today against City College of New York at 4:00 pm at the CSI Tennis Center. Staten Island will head into the postseason as the no. 2 seed for the second consecutive year and they will hope history will repeat itself from a season ago.
CSI vs. CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (13-3 overall, 5-1 CUNYAC) vs. CCNY (1-8 Overall, 1-5 CUNYAC)
Where: College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY
First Serve: 4:00 pm
Last Year’s Result: CSI won, 9-0
Players To Watch (CSI): Sabrina Bragerton-Nasert has played phenomenal this season from both the no. 1 spot and the no. 2 spot as she is 6-1 and 8-1 respectively. Madiha Muller, the hero from last year’s semifinal against Brooklyn, will take the spotlight on court three once again to help lead the Dolphins to the CUNYAC Semifinals.
Players To Watch (CCNY): Charlotte Dulay will try to take down the Dolphins’ no. 1 spot but she is just 1-7 from that spot this season. The duo of Yacine Diouf and Domica Roberts have played well in no. 3 doubles this season and will likely play no. 2 doubles today to see if they can get a point against the Dolphins.
News and Notes: Today marks the second time in the history of CSI’s women’s tennis program that the Dolphins will take on CCNY in the quarterfinals. The last time these two teams met in the quarterfinals dates back to the 2011 season where the Dolphins defeated the Beavers 5-1.