Toronto, Ontario, freshman earns honorsafter helping lead Skyhawks back into NE10 Tournament
EASTON, Mass. (April 19, 2018) – Stonehill College freshman Russell White (Toronto, Ontario/Saddlebrook Prep (Fla.)) has been earned Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week honors for men's tennis for the third time this season, the league announced.
White, who also earned NE10 Co-Player of the Week honors back on September 12, has also been named Rookie of the Week September 12 and February 20. He was a double-winner in the Skyhawks key 6-3 win at Assumption College on Friday that helped clinch a return to the NE10 Tournament for Stonehill after a one-year hiatus. White teamed up with sophomore Manu Ravichandrakumar (Chennai, India/Saddlebrook Prep (Fla.)) for an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles that clinched a 2-1 Skyhawks edge after doubles play. He followed that up with a back and forth 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 triumph at No. 3 singles against Greyhounds junior Danny Waung for the match clinching point. White finished the week a combined 2-2 in singles and doubles play over the Skyhawks two matches.
White, who was named to the NE10 All-Rookie Team earlier this week, capped his first collegiate season with a combined 21-15 record in singles and doubles play, including 6-6 in the NE10. He posted a 10-6 singles mark, including 4-2 in the NE10, this season, primarily at No. 3, where he finished 8-3. White and classmate Trent Newman (Old Greenwich, Connecticut/South Burlington) teamed up to win the A-Doubles flight at the Stonehill Doubles Invitational in the fall.
Stonehill finished its 2017-18 season with a 10-9 record overall, including 4-5 in the NE10 to earn a spot in the NE10 Tournament for a Conference record matching 18th time after a one year hiatus.
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