Easton, Mass. – Stonehill College, ranked tenth in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East Regional rankings, closed out its fall season with an 8-1 victory over Clark University in non-conference men's tennis action at Charles Watt Tennis Courts this evening.
Senior Aaron Bergeron (Gorham, Maine), junior Chris Martin (Darien, Conn.), sophomore Nick Hyzak (Guilford, Conn.) and freshmen Eric Ringstad (Fairbanks, Alaska) and Thomas Alaimo (North Andover, Mass.) were all double-winners to lead Stonehill to its fourth win in as many matches this fall.
Bergeron and Martin combined to squeak out a 9-8 (7-2) victory at No. 1 doubles over Clark junior Harris Rollinger (Lexington, Mass.) and freshman Zack Goodstein (Columbus, Ohio). The Skyhawks also teamed up for an 8-3 decision over Stein and Spencer Brightman (Sudbury, Mass.) at No. 2 doubles.
Martin also cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 win over sophomore Dan Stein (Newton, Mass.) at No. 2 singles, while Bergeron rallied for a hard-fought 6-7 (7-2), 7-6 (7-4), 10-5 triumph over freshman Josh Burger (Fairfield, Conn.) at No. 3.
Ringstad topped Goodstein at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-1, while Hyzak picked up a 6-1, 6-2 win over Rollinger at No. 4.
Alaimo blanked freshman Joel Simonson (Waterford, Conn.) at No. 5 singles.
Junior Dan Paradee (Gardiner, Maine) picked up the lone point for Clark with a 3-6, 6-3, 10-7 win over Brett Armstrong at No. 6 singles.
Stonehill (4-0) is off until the spring semester, while Clark (0-1) hosts Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Friday at 4 p.m.