Ghai and Vaitzman Take Top Two Singles Matches in Men’s Tennis Duel With SJC Long Island

Ghai and Vaitzman Take Top Two Singles Matches in Men’s Tennis Duel With SJC Long Island

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. — Junior Shivam Ghai (Nairobi, Kenya/International School of Kenya) and freshman Daniel Vaitzman (Port Washington, N.Y. / Paul D. Schreiber) secured wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles but the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) men's tennis team was downed by St. Joseph's College (Long Island), 5-2, in Skyline Conference action Tuesday evening at the SJC Outdoor Field Complex.

Ghai raced out to a 6-0 lead in singles and after giving up a few games to his opponent, he was able to finish strong, coming out with an 8-4 victory. Vaitzman was in full control and had his best performance of the season, winning the second singles match by an equal 8-4 margin.

Sophomore Valentina Velez Valencia (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Kearney) played a hard-fought match and tested her opponent at No. 5 singles before but falling, 8-5.

The Bears (1-8, 0-7) will take on Kings County rivals Brooklyn College in a non-conference road match on Thursday, April 19. First serve is set for 4 p.m.