Edgewater, NJ | In a match that took well over three hours to complete, it was Yeshiva University that had the better of it in an 8-1 win over the College of Staten Island in men’s tennis action at the Binghamton Racquet Club in Edgewater.  It was the season-opener for the Dolphins, who fell to 0-1, while the Maccabees lifted to 4-3, winning their third-straight match.

Play started with Doubles, and the Dolphins got on the board early as the No. 3 team of Tao Lin and Matthew Vesci were able to score a one-sided, 8-0, win over YU’s tandem of Alexander Kalb and Morris Harari.  From there, however, the Maccabees struck back with two hard fought wins.  Amram Wahnon and Samuel Edery were the first to score for YU, soaring to an 8-4 win over CSI’s pair of Raymond Hwang and Lesly DeCastro.  In the top spot, play went back-and-forth, but over time the YU duo of Aaron Cohen and Lior Brik proved too much for Ivi Selenica and Alex Tsui, taking it 8-5.

From there, it was wins across the board for Yeshiva, as they won all but one Singles flights in straight sets.  Tsui gave Jeremy Brody all he could handle at No. 5, taking the first set, 7-6, before falling 6-2, 10-6.  Cohen, Brik, Wahnon, Kalb, and Edery all won their flights in straight sets.

The Dolphins will next play on Friday, weather permitting, at St. Joseph’s College of Patchogue.  Match-time is set for