In a battle between two undefeated sides within the conference, the College of Staten Island women’s tennis team will tangle with the Bearcats of Baruch College in CUNYAC play at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows this afternoon at 3:30pm.  CSI most recently had their three-game win streak halted this past weekend, while the Bearcats enter this afternoon’s contest with a perfect 3-0 record.

Matchup:  CSI (3-3 Overall, 2-0 CUNYAC) vs. Baruch College (3-0 Overall, 2-0 CUNYAC)
Where: National Tennis Center – Flushing meadow – Corona Park, Flushing, NY
First Serve: 3:30pm
Last Year’s Result:  Baruch won 7-2
Players to Watch (CSI):  Freshman Dana Friedman is coming off of a terrific week for the Dolphins posting a pair of victories in two matches in singles play.  She played No. 5 Singles against Brooklyn and then leap-frogged over to No. 3 against Stockton University and provided CSI with its only win there.  Tristiana Adragna was CSI’s CUNYAC Rookie of the Week last week and has also been a valuable cog to the Dolphins, as has senior leader Michelle Kushnir who is boasting a terrific 4-2 singles mark this season, the best on the team.
Players to Watch (BC): Isabel Arias at No. 2 and Hayley Bester at No. 3 have been impeccable so far early in the year with both boasting 3-0 singles records thus far.  Arias has been pairing with No. 1 ace Allie Jackson-Hing to provide a perfect 3-0 record at No. 1 Doubles as well.  So look for them to want to get Baruch on the board early in doubles play.
News and Notes:  This has been a good series in recent years, with the Dolphins having won five of the last seven meetings between the two teams since 2010.  Prior to that, Baruch had won the previous five straight over the Dolphins, dating back to 2006.  Including the playoffs last year, Baruch has now won 10-straight matches against CUNYAC competition, and that includes a 2-0 start to this season with wins over Lehman College and Brooklyn College.  The only common opponent this season is Brooklyn.  The Dolphins defeated BC, 8-1, while the Bearcats also defeated Brooklyn, 6-3.