Stonehill Rolls at Saint Anselm, 9-0

Junior Eric Ringstad led three double-winners for the Skyhawks with victories at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles. (PHOTO BY Bert Lane)

Armstrong and Ringstad lead Skyhawks double-winners

MANCHESTER, N.H. (September 134, 2013) – Stonehill College rolled to a 9-0 victory over Saint Anselm College in Northeast-10 Conference men's tennis action this afternoon.

Senior Brett Armstrong (Manville, R.I./Mount Saint Charles Academy) and junior Eric Ringstad (Fairbanks, Alaska/Monroe Catholic) led three double-winners for Stonehill in its NE-10 opener. The duo combined for an 8-2 victory at No. 1 doubles and then Ringstad followed with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 2 singles over freshman Aidan Roach. Armstrong breezed to a 6-0, 6-0 decision at No. 4 singles against Peter O'Connell.

Sophomore Philip Klados (Lake Forest, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic) rounded out the Stonehill double-winners without dropping a single game in singles and doubles play. He teamed up with junior Jon Sanders (Holbrook, N.Y./St. Anthony's) for an 8-0 triumph at No. 2 doubles and then swept his way to a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles over Phil Hodgkins. Senior Nick Hyzak (Guilford, Mass./Guilford) earned a point for the Skyhawks with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles against Andrew Overton. Junior Jared Drzal (West Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) notched a point with his 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles against Shane Archambault.

Stonehill (2-0, 1-0 NE-10) returns to the courts next Saturday when it visits Le Moyne College for an NE-10 matchup at 11 a.m. 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, Saint Anselm 0

1. Nick Hyzak (STO) def. Andrew Overton (STA) 6-2, 6-1

2. Eric Ringstad (STO) def. Aidan Roach (STA) 6-1, 6-4

3. Philip Klados (STO) def. Phil Hodgkins (STA) 6-0, 6-0

4. Brett Armstrong (STO) def. Peter O'Connell (STA) 6-0, 6-0

5. Jared Drzal (STO) def. Shane Archambault (STA) 6-0, 6-0

6. Jon Sanders (STO) def. No player (STA), by default


1. Armstrong/ Ringstad (STO) def. Overton/ Roach (STA) 8-2

2. Klados/Sanders (STO) def. Hodgkins/ O'Connell (STA) 8-0

3. Taylor Whitcomb/Gerard Tierney (STO) def. No player/No player (STA), by default


* - doubles matches played first

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