Stonehill Defeats Saint Michael’s, 8-1


Senior Brett Armstrong was a double-winner for the Skyhawks on Sunday. (PHOTO BY Andrew Katsampes)

Hyzak, Ringstad and Armstrong lead Skyhawks to fourth-straight win 

COLCHESTER, Vt. (September 22, 2013) – Stonehill College, ranked 10th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II East Regional rankings, completed a sweep of its weekend road trip with an 8-1 victory over Saint Michael's College in Northeast-10 Conference men's tennis action at Tarrant Recreation Center this afternoon.

Seniors Nick Hyzak (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) and Brett Armstrong (Manville, R.I./Mount Saint Charles Academy) as well as juniors Eric Ringstad (Fairbanks, Alaska/Monroe Catholic), Jared Drzal (West Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) and Jon Sanders (Holbrook, N.Y./Saint Anthony's) were all double-winners for Stonehill in the win. Hyzak grinded out a 7-5, 7-5 win at No. 1 singles over Saint Michael's senior Nick Bosco (Glastonbury, Conn./East Catholic) after combining with Drzal for an 8-4 decision at No. 2 doubles. Drzal won a back and forth 6-0, 3-6, 6-2 match with sophomore Charlie Merry (Kennebunkport, Maine/Kennebunk) at No. 4 singles.

Ringstad and Armstrong teamed up for an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles for Stonehill and then Ringstad posted a 6-2, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles over freshman Hayden Steward (Hamilton, Mass./Pingree School). Armstrong collected a 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 3 singles over sophomore Sam Laves (Bedford, N.H./Bishop Brady). Sanders breezed to a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 5 singles over freshman Ben Lambert (Milford, Conn./Milford) after combining with sophomore Will Brosnan (Garden City, N.J./Chaminade) for an 8-3 win at No. 3 doubles.

Stonehill (4-0, 3-0 NE-10) is off until next Saturday when it visits Franklin Pierce University for an NE-10 clash at 11 a.m. The Skyhawks return home to host its Stonehill Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6. Saint Michael's (0-1, 0-1 NE-10) visits Franklin Pierce next Sunday at 11 a.m.

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Stonehill 8, Saint Michael's 1 

Singles

1. Nick Hyzak (STO) def. Nick Bosco (STM) 7-5, 7-5

2. Eric Ringstad (STO) def. Hayden Steward (STM) 6-2, 6-0

3. Brett Armstrong (STO) def. Sam Laves (STM) 6-4, 6-1

4. Jared Drzal (STO) def. Charlie Merry (STM) 6-0, 3-6, 6-2

5. Jon Sanders (STO) def. Ben Lambert (STM) 6-0, 6-2

6. Patrick Dietz (STM) def. Will Brosnan (STO) 1-4, retired

Doubles

1. Ringstad/Armstrong (STO) def. Bosco/Steward (STM) 8-3

2. Hyzak/Drzal (STO) def. Chris Allen/Tom Brahm (STM) 8-4

3. Sanders/Brosnan (STO) def. Laves/Merry (STM) 8-3

* - doubles matches played first

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