Stonehill Rebounds Against Pace, 8-1

Freshman Brett Armstrong didn't drop a single game in his singles and doubles wins today. 

Skyhawks bounce back from tough midweek loss for comfortable win

EASTON, Mass. (April 9, 2011) – Stonehill College, ranked ninth in the ITA East Region rankings, bounced back from a tough midweek loss to post an 8-1 victory over Pace University in Northeast-10 Conference men's tennis action at Charles Watt Tennis Courts today.

Sophomore Chris Martin (Darien, Conn./Darien) led the double-winners for Stonehill as he stepped up to No. 2 singles to claim a 6-4, 1-6, 10-7 victory over Pace freshman Michael Metesan (Wappingers Falls, N.Y./Kent). He also combined with junior Aaron Bergeron (Gorham, Maine/Gorham) for an 8-4 decision at second doubles. Bergeron was also a double-winner for the Skyhawks, picking up a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 3 singles.

Freshmen Nick Hyzak (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) and Brett Armstrong (Manville, R.I./Mount Saint Charles Academy) were also double-winners for Stonehill. Hyzak posted a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles after combining with senior Tim Fayed (Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury) for an 8-1 victory at first doubles. Armstrong didn't drop a point in his straight sets win at No. 5 singles after teaming up with senior Jonathan Burke (Wakefield, R.I./South Kingstown) for an 8-0 win at third doubles.

Junior Ignacio Ortiz (Briarcliff, N.Y./La Colina) picked up the lone point for Pace with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Burke at No. 1 singles.

Stonehill (11-5, 6-2 NE-10) is back in action tomorrow when it visits Adelphi University for a key NE-10 dual match at noon. The Skyhawks return home next Saturday, April 16, to host Saint Anselm College in their regular season finale at noon. Pace (3-7, 3-5 NE-10) hosts Franklin Pierce University on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Stonehill 8, Pace 1

1. Ignacio Ortiz (PAC) def. Jonathan Burke (STO) 6-2, 6-1

2. Chris Martin (STO) def. Mike Metesan (PAC) 6-4, 1-6, 10-7

3. Aaron Bergeron (STO) def. Dan Klein (PAC) 6-2, 6-1

4. Nicholas Hyzak (STO) def. Khari Linton (PAC) 6-2, 6-3

5. Brett Armstrong (STO) def. Jon Leak (PAC) 6-0, 6-0

6. Taylor Whitcomb (STO) def. Matt Schaefer (PAC) 6-1, 6-1


1. Tim Fayed/Hyzak (STO) def. Ortiz/ Klein (PAC) 8-1

2. Martin/Bergeron (STO) def. Metesan/Linton (PAC) 8-4

3. Burke/Armstrong (STO) def. Leak/Schaefer (PAC) 8-0


* - doubles matches played first

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