After the weather keeping them idle for some time, the College of Staten Island men’s tennis team will be back at it today, hosting St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn for a 2:00pm, non-conference, test at the CSI Tennis Center. The Dolphins fell in their season opener, so will be looking to crack the win column today on their home courts.
CSI vs. ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE – BROOKLYN
Matchup: College of Staten Island (0-1) vs. St. Joseph’s College – BK (1-0)
Where: CSI Tennis Center – 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 1-0
Last Meeting: April 5, 2010 – CSI won 9-0
Players to Watch (CSI): The Dolphins have one match under their belt, and have only one win from that match against Yeshiva. The team of Tao Lin and Matthew Vesci turned out a great win in Doubles and will look to keep that good play intact. Two-time CUNYAC All-Star Alex Tsui played a tough, three-set match in his last outing and will look to bounce back in this one. He led CSI in Singles wins last year. Look for new freshman standout Ivi Selenica to try and pace play in the pole position and pick up his first win of his collegiate career.
Players to Watch (SJC-BK): St. Joseph’s was victorious in their first match this year. Daniel Vaitzman, Denise Trerotola and Darius Thompson were all convincing winners in their opener winning in straight-sets, and will look to keep their winning ways intact.
News & Notes: It’s been almost nine years since these two teams met with their one and only previous meeting coming in 2010. Today’s matchup between the two sides is the first-ever played at the CSI Tennis Center as well. Brooklyn is 1-0 against the CUNYAC this season, taking an 8-1 win over York College in their only match this season on March 16. CSI’s first match this season was back on March 11, an 8-1 loss to Yeshiva University. CSI was supposed to play that match at home but it was moved to an away match, hence, today is CSI’s home opener. CSI was 6-0 at home last season. For SJC, they finished last year with a 1-10 record, and were 1-5 on the road a year ago.