Rockland Community College’s (RCC) Mens tennis team began their season last weekend with a 9-0 win against Kingsborough Community College KCC). This is their first season in three years and they have a new head coach guiding them, Joseph Gravagna.
Rockland is led by freshman first singles player Jeremy Rosen (Pearl River HS) and his first doubles partner Kyle Castorico (Spring Valley HS). The doubles team won a come from behind doubles match against KCC 8-5.
Coach Gravagna expects his young team compete very well in Region XV of the National Junior College Athletic Association. “The goal for our team is to get to the NJCAA National in Waco Texas,” he said. “Our players are working very hard and believe they have a chance to reach our team goals.”
In addition Clarkstown North former standout Brian Dichoza played very well in his 6-1, 6-2 second Singles win over KCC. Brian along with his second doubles partner James Ego dominated their match 8-0. Lastly, in fifth singles, Steven Gundajan (Spring Valley HS) won a hard fought first before cruising in the second, 7-6 (4) 6 -0. He also partnered with Mark Westinghouse at third doubles for a 8-4 win.
This season has the potential to be a very strong season for RCC. With the win RCC improves to 1-0 while KCC’s record drops to 0-3. RCC will next play FIT this sat in Region XV Action.