BOXSCORE – The College of Staten Island women’s tennis team won for the third straight time this afternoon, scoring a powerful 8-1 winner over CUNYAC-rivals Brooklyn College at the CSI Tennis Center as part of CUNYAC play. The Dolphins improved to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the conference, while the Bulldogs fell to 2-4, 0-4, respectively.
The Doubles got off to a fabulous start in Doubles, aided nicely by an 8-1 win in the top spot by Nozima Toshpulatova and Michelle Kushnir. Down at the No. 3 position, the team of Aziza Jurabaeva and Hannah Bruschi were overpowering in an 8-0 winner over their counterparts. The trickier win came at No. 2, where CSI’s Tristiana Adragna and Dana Friedman were in a war with BC’s Fatma Serageldin and Elizaveta Meshkalova. The two pairs traded points and the match seemed to last almost a full hour and a half. Ultimately, however, CSI prevailed by a 9-7 count, and that seemed to fuel the Dolphins through Singles play.
CSI took all but one singles frame, with wins at Nos. 2-5 coming quite handedly. Kushnir scored a 6-1, 6-1, win at No, 2, while Adragna was quick to close at 6-2, 6-1 over Serageldin. Jurabaeva, in only her second match of the season looked crisp in a 6-3, 6-1, win and Friedman was also efficient in a 6-3, 6-1.
Not necessarily needing the win, CSI still got a grand performance from Bruschi in the No. 6 flight. She scored a 7-6 winner in the first set over Viviane Wahba, and then outlasted Wahba in the second set, 7-5. BC’s only win came at the top spot, where Muriel Dervich was able to best Toshpulatova in a marathon match, 7-6, 0-6, 10-8.
The win marked the sixth straight by CSI over Brooklyn in the series dating back to 2011.
CSI will look to stay in peak form, and will travel to face Stockton University at 1pm on Saturday in Galloway, NJ.