Stonehill Defeats Monmouth (Ill.), 6-3

Sophomore Brett Armstrong was one of three double-winners for the Skyhawks against Monmouth today.

Alaimo and Armstrong lead double-winners for Skyhawks

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (March 14, 2012) – Stonehill College, ranked tenth in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East Regional rankings, picked up a second-straight win with a 6-3 victory over Monmouth (Ill.) College at Liberty High School today.

Sophomore Brett Armstrong (Manville, R.I./Mount Saint Charles Academy) and freshmen Thomas Alaimo (North Andover, Mass./Central Catholic) and Eric Ringstad (Fairbanks, Alaska/Monroe Catholic) were all double-winners to lead the way for Stonehill. Alaimo and Armstrong combined for an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles as the Skyhawks took two of the three doubles matches in their way to victory. Alaimo also rallied for a 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 win at No. 4 singles over Monmouth senior Chris Utterback (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley), while Armstrong swept past freshman Andrew Shiakallis (Gurnee, Ill./Warren Township), 6-0, 6-3 at No. 5.

Ringstad won his match at No. 1 singles when his opponent retired after he won the first set, 6-0. Ringstad also combined with sophomore Nick Hyzak (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) for an 8-1 victory at No. 2 doubles. Freshman Jared Drzal (West Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) also picked up a win for the Skyhawks at No. 6 singles over Monmouth sophomore Alex King (Gurnee, Ill./Warren Township), 6-1, 6-0.

Sophomores David Johnson (St. Charles, Ill./North) and David Stewart (Metamora, Ill./Metamora) picked up singles wins for Monmouth after combining for an 8-1 victory at No. 1 doubles.

Stonehill (7-1, 3-0 NE-10) closes out its spring break trip tomorrow against Otterbein University at Lake Cane Tennis Center in Orlando at 3:30 p.m.

Stonehill 6, Monmouth (ll.) 3


1. Eric Ringstad (STO) def. Chris Franco (MC) 6-0, retired

2. David Johnson (MC) def. Chris Martin (STO) 6-0, 6-1

3. David Stewart (MC) def. Nick Hyzak (STO) 6-0, 6-7 (4-7), 10-5

4. Thomas Alaimo (STO) def. Chris Utterback (MC) 4-6, 6-4, 10-7

5. Brett Armstrong (STO) def. Andrew Shiakallis (MC) 6-0, 6-3

6. Jared Drzal (STO) def. Alex King (MC) 6-1, 6-0


1. Johnson/Stewart (MC) def. Martin/Bergeron (STO) 8-1

2. Ringstad/Hyzak (STO) def. Franco/Utterback (MC) 8-0

3. Alaimo/Armstrong (STO) def. Shiakallis/Tyler Lampe (MC) 8-2


* - doubles matches played first