The College of Staten Island men’s tennis team got themselves up to .500 today, overpowering visiting John Jay College by an 8-1 count as part of CUNYAC play at the CSI Tennis Center.  The Dolphins improved to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the CUNYAC, while John Jay fell to 1-6, 0-3, respectively.

The Dolphins got off to a solid, 3-0, start after doubles play which fueled their win.  Andrew Adia and Chris Pinto won by the largest margin, 8-0, in the No. 2 spot, while the duo of Akaki Dundua and Mukhiddin Nurruddinov scored an 8-3 win in the top spot against JJC’s Matteo Rubino and Kevin LaTorre.  Finally, Alex Tsui and Tao Lin were very strong in an 8-2 win for CSI at No. 3, looking crisp against JJC’s Michael Berkagen and Jowel Ahmed.

When play turned to singles, CSI did not waver, taking all of the flights, minus No. 2 Singles, where Oleh Mir defeated Pinto.  Other than that, CSI was dominating.  Dundua at No. 3, Nuruddinov at No. 4 and Mitchel Voloshin at No. 6 each won their singles matches, 6-1, 6-0, while Alex Tsui won his No. 5 match by the reverse score, 6-0, 6-1.  In the top spot, Adia scored a 6-2, 6-3, winner over Rubino.

CSI will look to stay hot tomorrow, when they host Lehman College at qpm at the CSI Tennis Center for their second game in as many days.