CUNYAC HONORS SURGING TEAMS WITH WEEKLY AWARDS

After an exciting week of action on the diamond and the courts the College of Staten Island spring sports programs have gobbled up another trio of weekly award winners this week in Men’s Tennis and Softball.  Senior Raymond Hwang scored the City University of New York Athletic Conference’s Player of the Week honor in the sport, while teammate Ivi Selenica was named Rookie of the Week for the second time.  CSI freshman Jaclyn Kateridge scored her first weekly award of the season with a Pitcher of the Week citation for her performance in the circle.

No team has been hotter than CSI tennis this spring, and the Dolphins extended their win streak to six matches thanks to a 3-0 week last week that included a pair of conference wins over Brooklyn College and York College.  Hwang went 3-0 in both Singles and Doubles this past week.  He played No. 2 Singles against York, and No. 3 Singles against Brooklyn and Rutgers-Camden, winning each of those in straight sets.  He played No. 3 Doubles against Brooklyn and RU-Camden, teaming with Lesly DeCastro to score a pair of wins and played at No. 1 Doubles against York with Alex Tsui and won there as well, completing his perfect week.  For the entire season, Hwang is 6-1 in Singles, including a 4-0 mark at No. 3 and is 5-1 in Doubles, 4-0 at the No. 3 position.

The Dolphins have also been getting great production for No.1 player Ivi Selenica, who took home Rookie of the Week honors for the second time already this season.  Selenica went 2-0 in Singles and 2-0 in Doubles this past week.  His singles wins came at the No. 1 position.  He won a three-set match against BC’s Justin Vasquez, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.  In Doubles, he won at No. 1 both times with teammate Alex Tsui against Brooklyn and RU-Camden.  For the season, he is 3-2 in Singles, all at No. 1, and is 5-1 in Doubles, all at No. 1 as well.

No one had a bigger week for CSI on the softball diamond than Jaclyn Kateridge, who helped lead CSI to a 3-1 record this weekend against CUNYAC-rivals Hunter College and Brooklyn College.  In the circle, she was outstanding, going 2-0 with a perfect 0.00 ERA, allowing only three hits in 12 innings, fanning 11 while walking none.  She shut out Hunter College in a complete-game three-hitter and then threw a perfect game against Brooklyn College.  Although cited for her work as a pitcher, Kateridge also had CSI’s best weekend at the plate, batting .533, best on the team at the dish, going 8-15 with five runs scored and three RBI.

CSI Men’s Tennis will be back in action on Friday, taking on FDU-Florham at 3:30pm.  As or Softball, they will play on Saturday against John Jay College on Randall’s Island to continue CUNYAC play at 12 Noon.

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