After a 10-match season this fall, the College of Staten Island women’s tennis team is resuming their 2018-19 season today, when they travel to face St. Joseph’s College of Long Island in Patchogue, for the first time under new Head Coach Ryan Frankel.  CSI went 3-7 this fall, and travel to face the Eagles who went 9-3 this past fall.

Matchup: College of Staten Island (3-7) vs. St. Joseph’s – LI (9-3)
Where: St. Joseph’s College – 155 West Roe Boulevard, Patchogue, NY
All-Time Series:  SJC leads, 7-2
Last Meeting:  October 2, 2016 – SJC won 8-1
Players to Watch (CSI): CSI’s Singles leader in 2018 was Mariah DeGuia, who finished with a 5-4 overall record that included a mark of 3-2 in the No. 4 position.  DeGuia, along with Hannah Bruschi, achieved two wins in the No. 3 position as well, while Tristiana Adragna achieved a 2-5 record in the top spot.  CSU went 5-4 at the Nos. 3-4 flights during Singles play in 2018 and will look to build on the success right in the middle of their lineup.
Players to Watch (SJC): Look for Taylor Hanscom to have a big impact as she went 10-1 this past fall, a majority of the time at the No. 3 position.  Amanda Post posted three wins in the No. 1 position where she finished 3-6 overall.  Nora Burnett went 7-4, including seven wins at the No. 6 position, while Mackenzie Martocci put up a solid 9-3 mark between flight Nos. 4-6.  In Doubles, Post and Nora Burnett combined for a lethal 8-1 mark at the No. 2 position, while Alana Caporale and Martocci put up a 6-2 mark in the No. 3 spot.
News & Notes:  This has been a series owned largely by the Eagles in recent years.  They have won seven of the nine all-time meetings, a mark that includes the last pair of meetings.  The Eagles won the first five matches in the series from 2007-12, but CSI fought back with a win in the spring of 2014 and then another to start the 2014 season again.  Since then, SJC took wins in 2015 and 2016.  Due to weather, the teams haven’t been able to meet the last two years, and even had their earlier meeting this spring postponed due to rains.  SJC won their conference this past fall (Skyline).  Today’s match with CSI is their first of two spring season matches, the other scheduled against Brooklyn College.