April 5, 2012

Men's Tennis Remains Unbeaten in NE-10, Edges Stonehill 5-4

EASTON, Mass. – Southern New Hampshire University took two of three doubles matches en route to a 5-4 Northeast-10 men's tennis victory over Stonehill College Thursday afternoon at Watt Tennis Courts.  The Penmen won their fifth in a row to improve to 9-6 and 8-0 in the NE-10, while the Skyhawks now stand 11-3 and 5-2 in the league.

SNHU earned victories at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to take a 2-1 lead heading into singles play.  Juan Arango-Campo (Armenia Quindio, Colombia) and Alex Mukdaprakorn (Hartford, Conn.) were 8-6 winners over Eric Ringstad and Nick Hyzak at No. 1, while Mitch Dobek (Westfield, Mass.) and Mike Wallace (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) prevailed 8-5 over Aaron Bergeron and Jan Summers.

The two teams split six singles matches, with the Penmen posting triumphs at No. 2, No. 4 and No.6.  Arango-Campo was a 7-5, 6-2 winner at No. 2, while Wallace took down a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 4.  Brad Malenich (Sharon, Mass.) needed three sets to down Jared Drzal, but bounced back for a 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 victory to clinch the match.

Southern New Hampshire travels to North Andover, Mass. to tangle with Merrimack College in a noon match.  The Penmen and Warriors are two of three unbeaten teams remaining in Northeast-10 play. 

Southern N.H. University 5, Stonehill College 4
Apr 05, 2012 at Easton, Mass. (Charles Watt Tennis Courts)

Singles competition

1. Eric Ringstad (STO) def. Mitch Dobek (SNH) 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3)

2. Juan Arango-Campo (SNH) def. Nick Hyzak (STO) 7-5, 6-2

3. Thomas Alaimo (STO) def. Alex Mukdaprakorn (SNH) 0-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

4. Mike Wallace (SNH) def. Aaron Bergeron (STO) 6-1, 6-3

5. Brett Armstrong (STO) def. Jared Wright (SNH) 6-4, 4-6, 11-9

6. Brad Malenich (SNH) def. Jared Drzal (STO) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5

 

Doubles competition

1. Juan Arango-Campo/Alex Mukdaprakorn (SNH) def. Eric Ringstad/Nick Hyzak (STO) 8-6

2. Mitch Dobek/Mike Wallace (SNH) def. Aaron Bergeron/Jonathan Sanders (STO) 8-5

3. Thomas Alaimo/Brett Armstrong (STO) def. John Niland/Tim Hamilton (SNH) 8-3

 

Match Notes

Southern N.H. University 9-6, 8-0 NE-10; Regional ranking #6

Stonehill College 11-3, 5-2 NE-10; Regional ranking #8

Southern New Hampshire ranked sixth in NCAA Division II East Regional rankings,

Stonehill ranked eighth.

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