BOXSCORE – The College of Staten Island men’s tennis team scored a resonating win this evening, posting an 8-1 winner over St. Joseph’s College (LI) as part of non-conference play at the CSI Tennis Center. With the win, the Dolphins lifted their record to 4-5 overall, while the Golden Eagles fell to 1-5.
CSI was able to steal away a 2-1 edge after doubles play, winning a pair at the Nos. 1 and 3 flights. Andrew Adia and Matthew Vesci got the job done at the No. 1 seat, scoring an 8-5 win over Chris Corrao and Peter Rasmussen. Tony Francis and CSI newcomer Mohamed El Sayed did likewise in an 8-4 win over SJC’s Brian Merle and Wilfredo Vasquez. The Eagles were able to score a win at the No. 2 spot, but from there, CSI clamped down and swept singles play.
Due to time constraints, a pro-set match was played as part of singles, and CSI was on the receiving end of wins at every flight. Mitchel Voloshin scored the most lopsided win at No. 4, defeating Merle by an 8-2 count. Tony Francis, at No. 6, took the tightest flight, scoring an 8-5 win over Vazquez.
The Dolphins will next face off against Oneonta State on Saturday, for a 12pm non-conference tilt. The CSI women will also face Oneonta as well as part of the match, part of their spring season.