The College of Staten Island women’s tennis team fell for the first time this season, turned back by Stockton University by a lop-sided, 9-0, count in the first ever meeting between the two sides at the CSI Tennis Center. CSI, a winner just yesterday, fell to 2-1 overall, while the Ospreys improved to 2-2.
The tremendous start for the Ospreys started as part of Doubles, where Conover and McCormick were able to turn aside CSI’s top tandem of Katherine Villarroel and Nicholle Sadkhin, who was making her collegiate debut, 8-2. Also making their debut for CSI was Zarah Raja, who coupled with Samantha Pillarella at No.2 but fell to Taylor Searles and Amanda El-Thouri, 8-0.
When play turned to Singles it was more of the same, as Stockton was able to pull away with relative ease against a rather incomplete CSI lineup. The most competitive of the flights came at No. 2, where McCormick was able to turn past Hannah Bruschi, 6-4, 6-1.
CSI will look to return to the win column on Saturday, September 23, when they host John Jay College at 12 Noon at the CSI Tennis Center.