The College of Staten Island women’s tennis is riding high, sporting a 2-0 record to start their 2017 campaign. They will put it on the line today, and less than 24 hours after thie last meet, by taking on Stockton University at the CSI Tennis Center at 12:30pm. The Ospreys are 1-2 but have had two matches postponed already due to weather.
CSI vs. STOCKTON UNIVERSITY AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (2-0) vs. Stockton University (1-2)
Where: CSI Tennis Center – 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
All-Time Series: Stockton leads, 2-0
Last Year’s Meeting: Stockton won, 8-1
Players to Watch (CSI): CSI got big performances yesterday, and players like Samantha Maizer, Aziza Jurabaeve, Katherine Villarroel and Guetanie Romain all remain undefeated. No. 1 Singles player Tristiana Adragna and freshman Mariah DeGuia will try to keep surging as well, and fare well against a very solid Stockton lineup that have shut down CSI in two previous encounters.
Players to Watch (SU): Amanda El-Khouri is off to a solid 2-1 start in singles, leading the way for her team in wins near the bottom of the order. First singles ace Summer Conover is 1-2 in the top spot and adds a 1-2 doubles mark as well. Kristen McCormick and Katelyn Emick has also starred in every match thus far, picking up wins in singles.
News and Notes: Today the teams are meeting for the first time ever in Staten Island as both previous meetings were played at Stockton, once last year and the other back in 2013, also an 8-1 win by the Ospreys. In last year’s match, CSI’s only win came at No. 3 Singles, where former Dolphin Dana Friedman downed SU’s Colleen Anderson. The win was part of a 5-1 start to Stockton’s season last year. This year they are 1-2 and had their last match against Stevens Tech washed away due to rain. CSI played only yesterday, scoring a lopsided win over York College. Today is their first non-conference match of the season. CSI is 1-0 at home this season and were 4-4 at home a year ago. Stockton is 1-0 this season on the road and were 4-1 last year on opponent turf.