Staten Island, NY | The College of Staten Island closed out the CUNYAC portion of their regular season today, powering past York College by a score of 7-2 at the CSI Tennis Center,. CSI, winners of two in a row, improved to 7-4 overall and 4-2 within the CUNYAC, while the Cardinals fell to 2-7, 0-6, respectively. The win guaranteed the Dolphins the No. 3 seed in the CUNYAC Postseason Tournament that begins next week.
Much like their match 24 hours ago against John Jay, CSI got started off very handsomely with three wins in doubles play. In the first position, Andrew Adia and Alex Tsui looked dominating in an 8-1 win over YC’s Adriam Tam and Ralph Ramos, and just one flight lower on Court 2, the duo of David Luo and Lesly DeCastro were sharp in an 8-1 win over Hasnian Khatri and Davendra Ramnarian.
At No. 3, the competition was fierce as both teams pawed back-and-forth. The CSI team of Mohamed El Sayed and Kevin Villarroel were able to break serve, and then ride the small edge to an 8-6 winner over York’s Felix Liew and Rahim Houston.
When play switched over to singles, CSI was able to score three very convincing wins all at the top of the lineup. Adia at No. 1, Luo at No. 2 and Tsui at No. 3 all came in at 6-0, 6-0, winners and down at No. 6, Brandon Fridman scored a 6-2, 6-0, win over Houston to round out CSI’s points. York was able to get a 6-2, 6-4, winner in No. 4 as Khatri got the best of DeCastro, and at No. 5, in the final flight that was decided, it was YC’s Liew over El Sayed, 6-3, 6-4.
CSI will officially close out the regular season with two matches tomorrow as part of a tennis doubleheader. First, at 11:00 am, CSI will take on Rutgers-Camden and then the team will face FDU-Florham at 3:00p pm, with all action taking place at the CSI Tennis Center. CSI will also be honoring four-year seniors Andrew Adia and Mitchel Voloshin prior to the 11am match against the Scarlet Raptors.