The College of Staten Island won for the second time in the last three days, this time soaring to a 7-2 win in Wayne, NJ, against William Paterson University. CSI took all three doubles in the win, lifting to 5-2 overall, while the Pioneers fell to 0-8.
CSI was crisp early, extending to a 3-0 lead after Doubles with three strong performances. In the pole position, Samantha Maizer teamed with Hannah Bruschi to knock dock WPU’s top pair of Karowu Ishikara and Arrion Berry, 8-1. One rung lower, the No. 2 team of Viktoriya Volkova and Mariah DeGuia also looked strong, scoring an 8-4 win over Michele Boyle and Vanessa Chira. In a tighter contest, Aziza Jurabaeva and Samantha Pillarella were locked up for a long time with WPU’s team of Sam Uribe and Bria Smallwood, but ultimately were able to pull away, 8-6.
Up against darkness, Singles employed a pro-set format, and CSI was able to claim victory thanks to a pair of 8-0 wins. One was by Bruschi at No. 4 and another at No.5 thanks to DeGuia. Volkova and Jurabaeva also added wins at Nos. 2 & 3, respectively.
WPU was able to register with a win at the top spot with Ishikawa downing Maizer in a 6-4, 6-3, decision. Vanessa Chira also scored a win at No.6 over CSI’s Guetanie Romain.
CSI is next in action on Thursday, October 12, playing for the CUNYAC Regular Season Championship against Lehman College at the CSI Tennis Center at 3:30pm.