The College of Staten Island men’s tennis team was back in action today and took on the Raptors of Rutgers-Camden at 3:30 at the CSI Tennis Center. Today’s match was a reschedule from an earlier date. After coming into the match trending in the right direction the Dolphins dropped to 6-8 overall with the 2-7 loss to Rutgers-Camden who move to 5-6 overall.
Play started out with doubles where the Dolphins would drop two matches. The duo of Andrew Adia and Matthew Vesci took Rutgers the distance and came away with a 9-7 victory to prevent the Dophins from being swept. Chris Pinto and Mitchel Voloshin put on a show on court one and were able to tie the match up 8-8 before Camden would gain momentum and come away with a 7-4 win in sudden death.
When play switched over to single the Dolphins had to play catch-up however it would seem as all the momentum would be in favor of the Raptors as CSI was only able to garner one win from singles play. Vesci came through for the Dolphins on court three and defeated Ryan Christopher 6-4, and 6-0. Adia was in a heated battle on court two and after dropping the first set rallied back to take the second one 6-4. Adia looked to be out of gas and was beaten in sudden death 10-5.
The Dolphins will return to action on Wednesday, April 27 where they will take on Ramapo College at the CSI Tennis Center for their final tune up match before they take on Lehman College in the CUNYAC Playoffs which begin on Friday, April 29.