Rams Fall in Close Match at Staten Island

Joseph Falcetta
Joseph Falcetta

Rams Fall in Close Match at Staten Island

College of Staten Island - 5, Farmingdale State - 4

Staten Island, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's tennis team lost a close match, 5-4, to Staten Island (6-4) on Saturday afternoon at the CSI Tennis Center in Staten Island, N.Y. The Rams (3-1) fell behind 2-1 after doubles play, but swept the Dolphin's fourth, fifth and singles players for three wins in singles play.

Those three wins at 4, 5 and 6 were posted by junior Theo Gioles (Wantagh, N.Y.), freshman Joseph Falcetta (Deer Park, N.Y.) and senior Chris Genzmann (Massapequa, N.Y.).

The top 3 singles matches were hard fought matches, but Staten Island would come out on top. Freshman Christian Bormann (Huntington, N.Y.) lost the first set at #1 singles against Nick Zikos 7-5, but a 6-6 tie in the second set would force his tiebreaker match, eventually falling 7-4.

At 2nd singles, senior Joe Passarella (Flushing, N.Y.) fell to Patrick Thomas in a close 6-4, 6-4 match. At 3rd singles, sophomore Alex Bessarabov (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) also lost 6-4, 6-4.

The Rams are set to host Yeshiva on Wednesday night, April 6th at 8:00 p.m. in a Skyline Conference match.


Singles competition
1. Zikos, Nicholas (CSI) def. Bormann, Christian (FSCM) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)
2. Thomas, Patrick (CSI) def. Passarella, Joe (FSCM) 6-4, 6-4
3. Takaki, Masaru (CSI) def. Bessarabov, Alex (FSCM) 6-4, 6-4
4. Gioles, Theo (FSCM) def. Taranto, Joseph (CSI) 6-3, 6-4
5. Falcetta, Joseph (FSCM) def. Ursomanno, Daniel (CSI) 6-3, 6-0
6. Genzmann, Chris (FSCM) def. Dela Cruz, Ronietto (CSI) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Zikos, Nicholas/Thomas, Patrick (CSI) def. Passarella, Joe/Bormann, Christian (FSCM) 8-1
2. Takaki, Masaru/Taranto, Joseph (CSI) def. Bessarabov, Alex/Gioles, Theo (FSCM) 8-3
3. Falcetta, Joseph/Genzmann, Chris (FSCM) def. Ursomanno, Daniel/Dela Cruz, Ronietto (CSI) 8-
Match Notes
T-3:15 A-20