Stonehill Blanks Holy Cross, 9-0

Senior Nick Hyzak posted wins at No. 1 singles and doubles today against Holy Cross. (PHOTO BY Andrew Katsampes)

Hyzak leads double-winners for Skyhawks in dual match opener

EASTON, Mass. (September 13, 2013) – Stonehill College opened its fall dual match schedule with a commanding 9-0 victory over Division I College of the Holy Cross in non-conference men's tennis action at Charles Watt Tennis Courts this evening.

Senior Nick Hyzak (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) led the double-winners for Stonehill with victories at No. 1 singles and doubles. He grinded out a 7-6, 6-4 singles decision over Holy Cross senior Ryan Sullivan (Medfield, Mass./Roxbury Latin) after combining with freshman Nick Walsh (Newport, R.I./Bishop Hendricken) for an 8-5 doubles win over Sullivan and freshman Jimmy Ye (Boston, Mass./Boston Latin Academy).

Juniors Eric Ringstad (Fairbanks, Alaska/Monroe Catholic) and Jared Drzal (West Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) as well as senior Brett Armstrong (Manville, R.I./Mount Saint Charles Academy) were also double-winners for Stonehill. Ringstad and Armstrong teamed up for an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles and then Ringstad posted a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Ye at No. 2 singles. Armstrong added a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles over freshman Pat O'Shea (Wilbraham, Mass./Minnechaug).

Drzal breezed to a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles over freshman Elmar Lutz (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Bolles) after teaming up with sophomore Will Brosnan (Garden City, N.Y./Chaminade) at No. 3 doubles. Junior Jon Sanders (Holbrook, N.Y./St. Anthony's) and sophomore Philip Klados (Lake Forest, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic) also picked up points for the Skyhawks with straight sets wins at No. 6 and No. 3 singles, respectively.

Stonehill (1-0, 0-0 NE-10) is right back in action tomorrow for its first Northeast-10 match of the season at Saint Anselm College at noon. The Skyhawks return home to host its Stonehill Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6. Holy Cross (0-1, 0-0 Patriot) will participate in the Connecticut College Tournament tomorrow.

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Stonehill 9, Holy Cross 0


1. Nick Hyzak (STO) def. Ryan Sullivan (CHC) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

2. Eric Ringstad (STO) def. Jimmy Ye (CHC) 6-3, 6-4

3. Philip Klados (STO) def. Chris Brosnan (CHC) 6-4, 6-3

4. Brett Armstrong (STO) def. Pat O'Shea (CHC) 6-3, 6-3

5. Jared Drzal (STO) def. Elmar Lutz (CHC) 6-1, 6-1

6. Jon Sanders (STO) def. Charles Volkwein (CHC) 6-2, 6-1


1. Hyzak/Nick Walsh (STO) def. Sullivan/Ye (CHC) 8-5

2. Ringstad/Armstrong (STO) def. Brosnan/Rich Degregoris (CHC) 8-3

3. Drzal/Will Brosnan (STO) def. O'Shea/Lutz (CHC) 8-6

 * - doubles matches played first
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