The College of Staten Island men’s tennis team won their first CUNYAC match of the season yesterday afternoon against John Jay. The Dolphins were able to down the Bloodhounds 8-1 to improve to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the CUNYAC.  This afternoon they will square off against the Lightning of Lehman College in yet another CUNYAC match at 1:00 PM.

Matchup: CSI (3-3 Overall, 1-1 CUNYAC) vs. Lehman College (1-2 overall, 1-1 CUNYAC)
Where: CSI Tennis Center – 2800 Victory Blvd – Staten Island, NY
First Serve: 1:00 pm
Last Meeting:  April 29, 2016 – CUNYAC Quarterfinal – Lehman won 5-2
Players To Watch (CSI):  The Dolphins were able to pick up a large win yesterday thanks to the efforts of Andrew Adia and Chris Pinto. That tandem teamed up to win their doubles match 8-0, which was the largest margin in the doubles competition. Akaki Dundua squared off on a court three and was able to easily defeat his opponent 6-1, 6-0 to add another point to the Dolphins’ lead.
Players To Watch (LC): Michael Forte and Jeff Lecitona are recently coming off of an 8-1 victory in their doubles match against York College.  Forte plays in the number one spot for the Lightning and will look to continue his recent success this afternoon.
News & Notes:  The Dolphins and Lightning took to the courts in April of last year in the CUNYAC Quarterfinals.  The Lightning were able to knock off the Dolphins 5-2 before advancing to the CUNYAC Semifinals.  Staten Island has played better on the road this season as they boast a 2-1 road record while just a 1-2 record on their own courts. Conversely the Lightning have yet to win a match on the road this season, with their lone win coming on their home court against York College.