The College of Staten Island men’s tennis team is on the road this afternoon looking to keep their win streak intact.  The Dolphins face off against Penn State University – Abington at 3:30pm in Abington, PA.  The game was originally supposed to take place a week ago but was postponed due to rain.  The Dolphins take a four-match win streak into Pennsylvania, their longest of the season.

Matchup: CSI (5-3 Overall) vs. PSU – Abington (5-4)
Where: Penn State Abington, 1600 Woodland Road, Abington, PA
First Serve: 13:30 pm
Players To Watch (CSI): CSI has a number of players all on win streaks as they head into this showdown with PSU, as the team itself is on a four-game skein.  Alex Tsui is leading the charge with a five-match win streak and is a combined 3-0 at Nos. 4-5 Singles.  Tsui is also boasting a 3-3 doubles mark.  Mukhiddin Nuriddinov is also on a five-match streak and is 5-2 overall, he is a combined 3-0 in Nos. 3-4 singles play.  Akaki Dundua is a former CUNYAC Rookie of the Week and he is on a four-match tear.  He and Nuriddinov have combined to also go 2-0 in doubles once in the No. 1 spot and once at No. 2.
Players To Watch (PSU): Tarik Dashields is a force in the middle of the lineup as he is 6-3 this season, a mark that includes a 3-0 mark at No. 4 singles.  Prerak Patel is right there with him at 6-3, sporting a perfect 3-0 record at No. 6.  Chan Wook Hwang in the only other Nittany Lion who is over .500 in singles play.  In limited duty he is 2-1 at No. 5. Sean Kimball and Michael Litz have been holding things down in the No. 1 Doubles spot, where they are a respectable 4-5 this season.
News & Notes:  This is the first-ever series meeting between the two sides in program history.  Both teams have also been playing well.  CSI is on a four-match win streak, a mark that includes three straight conference wins.  Meanwhile, PSU suffered a setback in their last outing to Wilkes University, but prior to that boasted three straight wins.  The teams share no common opponents thus far.  The Dolphins are playing in their fourth match in the last five days, and have another tomorrow.  Meanwhile PSU has been idle since April 1, as they have seen their schedule derailed repeatedly due to weather-related cancelations.