BOXSCORE – The College of Staten Island men’s tennis team fell for the third-straight outing this afternoon, suffering an 8-1 defeat at the hands of Baruch College as part of CUNYAC play at the CSI Tennis Center. CSI fell to 2-4 overall and 1-2 within the CUNYAC, while the Bearcats won for the 9th straight time, lifting to 9-1, 5-0, respectively.
Baruch got off to 3-0 lead after doubles, a mark that included a big win at No. 2 Doubles from the team of Lewis Pena and David Alabo. The duo was able to outlast CSI’s Chris Pinto and Matthew Vesci after a tiebreaker that saw the match end 9-8 (9-7). That fueled Baruch the rest of the way.
CSI’s only registered win was at the top singles spot, where Chris Livoti scored a 6-2, 6-2, winner over Pena. In the tightest singles match, BC’s Samuel Hajibai overcame CSI’s Andrew Adia at the No. 3 spot 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.
CSI will be back in action on Monday, when they travel to Lehman College for a 4pm conference contest.