Stonehill Ranked Ninth in ITA East Regional Rankings

Skyhawks head into spring portion of schedule with 6-0 overall record 

EASTON, Mass. (December 18, 2012) – The Stonehill College men's tennis team is ranked ninth in the first NCAA Division II East Regional rankings released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for the 2012-13 season at the conclusion of the fall season.

Stonehill is off to a 6-0 start to its 2012-13 season, including a 3-0 mark in Northeast-10 Conference matches. Included in the Skyhawks fall wins is a key 5-4 victory over Chestnut Hill College, ranked tenth in the ITA East Regional rankings. Stonehill also won its home invitational to cap the fall season and had some successful runs by individuals at the ITA East Regional in September.

Leading the way for Stonehill after the fall season is junior Brett Armstrong (Manville, R.I./Mount Saint Charles Academy) with a combined 20-3 record in singles and doubles play. Sophomore Thomas Alaimo (North Andover, Mass./Central Catholic) is a combined 16-6, including a 9-2 doubles mark with Armstrong. Sophomore Eric Ringstad (Fairbanks, Alaska/Monroe Catholic) is a combined 12-7 while competing at No. 1 singles and doubles for the Skyhawks.

Stonehill (6-0, 3-0 NE-10) opens its spring semester schedule over spring break the week of March 2-10. The Skyhawks next home match is scheduled for Sunday, March 17, when they host New York Institute of Technology, ranked fifth in the East Region, at 11 a.m.

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