Ringstad Named NE-10 Player of the Week

Fairbanks, Alaska, native leads Skyhawks to perfect start to 2012-13 season

EASTON, Mass. (September 19, 2012) – Stonehill College sophomore Eric Ringstad (Fairbanks, Alaska/Monroe Catholic) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week for men's tennis by the league office.

Ringstad, the 2011-12 NE-10 Rookie of the Year, earns Player of the Week honors for the first time this season (third career) after leading Stonehill to a perfect start to its Northeast-10 Conference schedule with wins over Franklin Pierce University and Saint Anselm College over the weekend. He was a combined 4-0 in singles and doubles play over the two victories. Ringstad rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 win over Franklin Pierce's Jared Taylor after he and junior Nick Hyzak (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) teamed up for an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles. Ringstad held off Saint Anselm's Chris Schwab 6-3, 3-6, 10-5 on Saturday after he and Hyzak fought for a 9-7 doubles win.

Ringstad is a combined 6-2 in singles and doubles play in his second season at Stonehill. He and Hyzak have combined to post a 4-1 mark in doubles play, including the 2-0 clip in NE-10 matches. Ringstad is 2-1 in singles play at the No. 1 spot in the Skyhawks lineup with the 2-0 NE-10 clip.

Ringstad, an All-Northeast-10 performer for singles and doubles during his freshman season, has posted a 40-16 combined record in singles and doubles play over his career so far. He is 20-7 in singles matches, including an 11-2 mark in NE-10 play, going 17-5 at the No. 1 position in the Skyhawks lineup. He has a combined 20-9 doubles record, including 10-3 in NE-10 matches. Ringstad and Hyzak have teamed up to post an 18-8 doubles record, going 9-2 in NE-10 matches and 4-1 at the No. 1 position in the lineup. The duo also reached the semifinals of the B-doubles bracket at the Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East Regional last September. Ringstad also advanced to the Round of 16 for the Championship singles bracket at the ITA East Regional.

Stonehill (3-0, 2-0 NE-10) is back in action on Friday when it visits Chestnut Hill College for a big early season regional clash at noon. The Skyhawks will then participate in the ITA East Regional held at the Arthur Ash Center in Philadelphia Saturday through Monday. Stonehill returns home on Saturday, September 29, when it hosts Saint Michael's College for an NE-10 matchup at 11 a.m.

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