The College of Staten Island men’s tennis team got their 2018 campaign off of the right foot back on March 17, but have been idle ever since thanks to winter weather, and finally get back to action this evening at the Binghamton Racquet Club in Edgewater, NJ, when they tale on the Maccabees of Yeshiva University.  The Macs enter having already played 11 matches this season, easily the more seasoned team to this point of the two.

CSI vs. Yeshiva University
Matchup: College of Staten Island (1-0) vs. Yeshiva University (5-4)
Where: Binghamton Racquet Club – 737 River Road, Edgewater, NJ (Indoor facility)
All-Time Series: Yeshiva leads, 1-0
Last Meeting:  February 23, 2017 – YU won, 9-0
Players to Watch (CSI): A trio of Dolphins scored wins in both singles and doubles in their season-opener against Rutgers – Newark and will look to stay strong in this one.  Raymond Hwang won in the No. 3 position in singles and scored a win in doubles as well.  The former CUNYAC All-Star earned CUNYAC Player of the Week honors as well and will look to continue the trend.  Alex Tsui is the other veteran player who won a pair, taking No. 5 Singles and a gritty No. 3 Doubles flight as well.  Newcomer David Luo was able to register a win at No. 4 and teamed with Hwang at No. 2 Doubles to score a win there as well.  Matthew Vesci and Andrew Adia sit atop the Dolphins lineup and look for then to team at No. 1 Doubles.
Players to Watch (YU): Adam Rosenbaum is doing a fine job in the pole position for YU, going 6-4 in the top-spot this season in singles play.  He has also been good in doubles play, teaming with Lior Birk for a 6-3 record at No. 1.  Charlie Friedman is also doing well sporting a 6-4 overall singles mark, predominantly at the Nos. 3-5 positions.  Dylan Ohayon and Naftali Perlysky both have identical 2-0 records in limited duty.  Dor Gutterman, who is 4-4 in singles play, has paired with Fiedman for a 5-4 overall doubles mar, including a 2-0 record in the top spot.
News & Notes: These two teams met for the first time in their program history last year, a 9-0 Yeshiva win.  It was CSI’s first match of the season.  The Macs would go on to post a 16-2 record last season, while the Dolphins would go on to sport a 10-6 overall mark.  YU is 5-4 already this season, enjoying the benefits of indoor play at the Binghamton Racquet Club in Edgewater, their home facility.  They have been good here, sporting a 5-1 mark this season, and since falling in their opener, they have won the last five matches on these courts, winning the last two matches, 9-0.  The Macs also went 11-1 at home a year ago.  After today the Dolphins will have a busy holiday weekend.  They will travel to the National Tennis Center on Friday for their conference opener against Baruch College, and then will face Sarah Lawrence on Saturday for their home opener at 1pm.