For the second time in as many days the College of Staten Island men’s tennis team notched an 8-1 win, this time doing it against visiting Lehman College at the CSI Tennis Complex as part of CUNYAC play.  It was CSI’s Alumni Day on the blustery afternoon, as the team welcomed in several alumni and then treated the unit to the rousing win afterwards.  CSI improved to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in the CUNYAC, while Lehman fell to 1-3, 1-2, respectively.

CSI made a big statement with their doubles play, winning all three flights by lopsided scores to set the tone of the match.  In the top spot, the team of Chris Pinto and Raymond Hwang were able to blank their opponents, 8-0.  In the Nos. 2-3 slots, CSI’s teams of Akaki Dundua and Mukhiddin Nuriddinov and Alex Tsui and Tao Lin were able to get by in their flights by identical, 8-1, marks.

When play turned to singles, Hwang was able to get past LC’s Adriel Grant, 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 4 position and down at No. 6, Nuriddinov was able to beat LC’s Elvis Mejia by the same score to clinch the win.  Dundua won his No. 5 flight against Brian Persuad, 6-1, 6-0, while Matthew Vesci scored a win at No. 2 6-1, 6-3, and lastly Pinto was able to outlast Won Sik Park, 6-3, 6-4.  

Lehman took their only win in the top spot, where Michael Forte got the better of CSI’s Andrew Adia, 2-6, 7-6, 10-7.  

CSI will now look to make in three-straight wins on Monday, when they travel to face Brooklyn College for another CUNYAC test, scheduled for a 4pm start.