Staten Island, NY | The College of Staten Island men’s tennis team got themselves in the win column today in overwhelming fashion, scoring a 9-0 win over visiting St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn today as part of non conference play. As a result of the match, both teams leveled to 1-1 overall this season.
Right out of the gate, the Dolphins had themselves a 2-0 lead, as an incomplete roster by SJC forced them to have to concede both No. 3 Doubles and No. 3 Singles by default. From there, it was just about all Dolphins on the court as they left little to doubt the entire way.
In the No. 1 Doubles flight, the CSI team of Ivi Selenica and Alex Tsui worked quickly in an 8-1 win over Daniel Vaitzman and Denise Trerotola, and one rung lower, CSI’s duo of Matthew Vesci and Tao Lin were untouchabel, beating Israel Bautista and Darius Thompson, 8-0.
CSI carried the momentum fully into Singles play. Of the five flights that took place, three matches finished 6-0, 6-0, in CSI wins. Vesci did the honors at the No. 1 spot with a win over Vaitzman, while No. 4 Tsui did the same to Thompson, and Matthew Kotylar earned the same result over George Garyfallos, at No. 5.
The win by the Dolphins was their first of the season, and the first ever for rookie collegiate coach Ryan Frankel. CSI improved their home winning streak at seven games, dating back to last season.
CSI will put those streaks on the line as soon as tomorrow, as they play host to Farmingdale State College in a non-conference showdown at 2pm.