The College of Staten Island men’s and women’s tennis squads took to their home court this afternoon at the CSI Tennis Bubble against SUNY Oneonta at 1:00 pm. For the women it was part of their spring season which is an addition to their regular fall season which came to a close on October 24 with a 4-5 defeat to Hunter College. As for the men it was a part of their regular season which saw them fall back into the loss column with a 0-9 loss and drop them down to 4-6 overall.
The 0-9 defeat to Oneonta set the women back to a 14-5 overall record and it was the first time they were shutout all season. The women were without their top player, Sabrina Bragerton-Nasert today who locked down the number one spot for a majority of the year and earned a 6-1 record in that spot.
SUNY Oneonta would open the match by convincingly sweeping doubles on courts one and three to go up 2-0 early on. Court two was a battle which pitted Samantha Maizer, and Madiha Mulla against Christine Santarsiero and Samanth Butcher. Santarsiero and Butcher were able to edge out Maizer and Mulla, 8-6.
When play switched over to singles Oneonta had a 3-0 lead over the Dolphins. Nozima Toshpulatova was playing on court number one, which she is no stranger to. Toshpulatova played well but in the end it was Alana Green of Oneonta that came away victorious, winning 6-4, 6-3. During the season Michelle Kushnir played in the number four slot and accumulated an 8-1 record. Kushnir played in the number three spot this afternoon, a spot she only played in twice during the season and had a 1-1 record, and would fall to Michelle Halpern 6-1, 6-1.
On the men’s side Oneonta quickly took all three doubles as the Dolphins were only able to take a total of two sets away from their opponents.
Andrew Adia played well on court two this afternoon but it wasn’t enough to get past Joseph D’Orazio who beat him 6-3, 6-1 which was the closest match for the Dolphins. Matthew Vesci was shut out in the first match against Andrew Emanuel but made it interesting early on in the second match but would ultimately fall 6-1.
The men will return to action on Monday, April 18 at 4:00 pm against CUNYAC opponents Brooklyn College.