Washington, NJ | The College of Staten Island put the sting of a mid-week loss behind them on Friday, powering past John Jay College in CUNYAC play, beating the Bloodhounds, 9-0, at the Washington Township Tennis Club. CSI improved to 6-4 overall and 3-2 within the CUNYAC, while the Bloodhounds fell to 3-7, 1-5, respectively.
CSI looked dominant in doubles play, led by the No. 1 team of Andrew Adia and Alex Tsui, as they were able to take their match by a convincing 8-0 count. David Luo and Mitvhel Voloshin followed up with an 8-1 win in the second sport and that was followed up with a big, 8-3, win from Tao Lin and Matthew Kotylar over JJC’s Mauricio Ramos and James White.
The Dolphins were sitting comfortably with a 3-0 lead after doubles play and needed to only win two singles frames to clinch the match, but all six Dolphins proved up to the task. Luo was terrific in a 6-1, 6-0 win at the No. 2 spot over Kevin LaTorre, and a few spots down, Mohamed El Sayed was also a straight-set winner at No. 6, 6-0, 6-4, over James White.
All four of CSI’s other wins in singles came in three sets. At No. 1, Adia was able to get past Oleh Mir, 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 6-0. Two spots lower, Voloshin won the first set over Sean Kim, 6-4, but Kim came back to score a 7-5 winner in the second. In the final set, Voloshin was able to score a 6-3 win to take it there. Freshman Lesly DeCastro was next in the order at No. 4, and he dropped his first set to Jowel Ahmed, 7-5. He rebounded to score a 6-0 win in the second set and rode the momentum to a 6-3 win in the final set to take the flight. Finally, in the No. 5 frame, Lin proved too strong for Ramos. He won the opener, 6-2, and after Ramos took a 7-6, (8-6) win in the second, Lin came back for a convincing, 6-1, win in the final set to give CSI the shutout win.
Back in the win column, the Dolphins will look to stay on track when they face off against York College on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 pm at the CSI Tennis Center.