Edgewater, NJ | The College of Staten Island men’s tennis squad stepped on the court for the first time in 10 days to take on a powerful Yeshiva University squad. The Dolphins opened their season with a win but dropped their contest tonight, 7-2, at the hands of the Maccabees.  The Dolphins fall to 1-1 on the year while Yeshiva University improves to, 7-5.

Yeshiva opened up the match with a sweep through the doubles portion.  Scoring 8-4 on court three, the tandem of David Luo and Alex Tsui, was the Dolphins’ highest output of doubles.  

Andrew Adia played in the third hole for the Dolphins and put up a fight, taking it to a third set after winning 6-4 in the second. The same could be said for Matthew Vesci on court four as he would also go three sets after a convincing 6-2 win in the second set. Akaki Dundua rebounded in his second set after dropping his opening singles set, 6-0, but was unable to force a third after dropping the second set, 6-4. 

Luo and Tsui made up for their loss in doubles by winning their singles matches in straight sets. Tsui picked up the first win for the Dolphins with a 6-1,6-3 win while Luo followed closely with a 6-0, 6-3 win. 

Up next for the Dolphins is a CUNYAC test against rivals, Baruch College. The College of Staten Island will have to travel to take on their rivals and will look to pick up their first CUNYAC win of the season.