Men's Tennis Cruises Against Saint Anselm, 9-0


Bellio, Newman, White and Ravichandrakumar all double-winners for Skyhawks

LAKE NONA, Fla. (March 5, 2018) – Stonehill College opened its Northeast-10 Conference schedule with a 9-0 victory over Saint Anselm College in NE10 men's tennis action at the USTA National Training Center this afternoon.

Senior Thomas Bellio (Saint Joseph, Michigan/Saint Joseph), sophomore Manu Ravichandrakumar (Chennai, India/Saddlebrook Prep (Fla.)) and freshmen Trent Newman (Old Greenwich, Connecticut/South Burlington) and Russell White (Toronto, Ontario/Saddlebrook Prep (Fla.)) were all double-winners to lead Stonehill to victory in its NE10 opener. Bellio and Newman remained unbeaten at No. 1 doubles for the Skyhawks (6-0) with an 8-1 victory at No. 1 doubles. Bellio followed that up with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-2) win at No. 1 singles over Saint Anselm senior Eric Howes (Shawnee, Kansas/Mill Valley), while Newman cruised past senior Adam Weinstein (Vernon Rockville, Connecticut/East Catholic) 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.

White and Ravichandrakumar added an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles for Stonehill. White then posted a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles against senior Brian Kavanagh (Wilbraham, Massachusetts/Minnechaug Regional), while Ravichandrakumar recorded a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles against junior Daniel Kmetz (Hebron, Connecticut/RHAM). Senior Tom Buckley (Hebron, Connecticut/RHAM) and freshman Joey Conrod (Newtown, Connecticut/Newtown) wrapped up the Skyhawks doubles sweep with their 8-5 win at No. 3, while senior Nikolay Lisichenok (Danvers, Massachusetts/Danvers) and sophomore Aaron Diamond (Moultonborough, New Hampshire/Moultonborough Academy) each chipped in with wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively.

Stonehill (5-3, 1-0 NE10) returns to action on Wednesday, when it faces Wheaton (Ill.) College at Fort Gatlin Tennis Center in Orlando at 12:30 p.m. The Skyhawks next home match is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, against regionally-ranked Southern New Hampshire University at 1 p.m. Saint Anselm (0-6, 0-3 NE10) plays Ursinus College tomorrow at 8 a.m.

For the latest on Stonehill Athletics, follow the Skyhawks via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Fans can also download the Stonehill Skyhawks "Front Row" mobile app, powered by PrestoSports, on iTunes and the Android Market.