Farmingdale, NY | The College of Staten Island men’s tennis team soared to their third-straight win on Friday evening, getting past Farmingdale State College as part of non-conference play, 7-2. The Dolphins improved to 4-3 overall with the victory, while the Rams fell to 2-8.
Things started well for the Dolphins as they were able to score a pair of victories in doubles play. FSC got on the board forst with a win at No. 2 as Marvin Beanbrun and Elijah McCall scored an 8-1 win in their set, but CSi responded with a big, 8-5, win in No. 3 as the duo of David Luo and Alex Tsui continued to impress. In a swing match at No. 1 Andrew Adia and Akaki Dundua went back-and-forth with Steve Gaudio and Dan Kafka. CSI was able to pull ahead late and win the match, 8-6, giving them the slight edge going into singles.
Once there, CSI was very sharp, and managed to score five wins, including two that went three full sets. Raymond Hwang won at the top spot over Gaudio, 6-2, 6-4, and down further at No. 6, Luo scored a 6-2, 6-2 win over Chris Bannwarth. At No. 5, Tsui won 6-2, 7-5. Famingdale fought back at No. 2 as Brad Mascak was able to get by Dundua, 6-3, 6-1, but CSi answered back again.
At No. 3 Matthew Vesci won his first set over Beanbrun, 7-5, but Beanbrun fought back to score a 6-4 win in the second. In a one-point, third-set tiebreak, it was Vesci who then came out on top to win the flight. The same was true at No. 4, where Adia put up a 6-3 win over Kafka, only to see Kafka come back to score a 6-4 win in the second set. In the one-point tiebreak, Adia was able to take the point to clinch CSI the overall, 7-2, win.
CSI will be right back to action on Saturday, when they play host to St. Joseph’s College at 1:00 pm.