NEW YORK — The SUNY New Paltz men’s tennis team rebounded from Saturday’s season-opening home loss to U.S.M.M.A. to defeat the City College of New York, 8-1, on Monday afternoon in New York City.
The Hawks lost only at second singles en route to evening their record at 1-1. Kingston High graduate Justin Jourden was one of three New Paltz players to win twice. Ed Paulinski and Chris Knoblauch were the others. With the loss, the Beavers fall to 0-1.
New Paltz hosts Castleton State on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. before traveling to Stevens Tech for a 1 p.m. match on Sunday. Saturday’s home match against Oswego has been cancelled, and will not be rescheduled.
COLLEGIATE MEN’S TENNIS
New Paltz 8, C.C.N.Y. 1
Singles: 1. Justin Jourden (NP) def. Michael Kessler (CCNY), 10-1. 2. Omar Syed (CCNY) def. Tiberiu Taran (NP), 10-4. 3. Ed Paulinski (NP) def. Amit Chabra (CCNY), 10-2. 4. Chris Knoblauch (NP) def. Derek Townley (CCNY), 10-0. 5. Josh Elohim (NP) def. Ravi Venoeopal (CCNY), 10-7. 6. David Bridglall (NP) def. Kartmir Jothanoban (CCNY), 10-4.
Doubles: 1. Ed Paulinski/Tiberiu Taran (NP) def. Michael Kessler/Omar Syed (CCNY), 8-2. 2. Justin Jourden/Chris Knoblauch (NP) def. Amit Chabra/Kearney (CCNY), 8-6. 3. Eric Gullickson/Andrew Lehr (NP) def. Kartmir Jothanoban/Ravi Venoeopal (CCNY), 8-7.
Team Records: New Paltz 1-1, C.C.N.Y. 0-1.