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Men’s Tennis Falls to Montana in Big Sky Quarterfinals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis season ended on Friday against Montana in a 4-2 defeat at the Gold River Racquet Club in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Conference Championships. NAU finished the 2009 season 7-18 overall and 5-3 in the Big Sky.

In doubles play, Andrew Reiff and Robin Pezzutto bested Montana’s Felipe Raw and Raydner Ramos (8-5) at the No. 2 position. Montana (11-8, 4-4 BSC) picked up a win at No. 1, but Chris Arena and Jaco Visagie prevailed over Montana’s Colin Dektar and David Cysneiros (8-6) at No. 3 to secure the point.

The Lumberjacks opened with a 2-0 lead after Reiff defeated Dektar at No. 1 singles. However, Montana picked up the next four decisions to advance to the semifinals.

In their first postseason matches, Reiff and Pezzutto were a combined 3-0. Pezzutto also led Raw (6-0, 3-6, 4-2) at No. 4 singles, but the match went unfinished with Montana clinching the win at No. 3.

Big Sky Championship - Quarterfinals
Match 25: Montana 4, NAU 2
Apr 24, 2009 at Sacramento, Calif.
(Gold River Racquet Club)

Singles competition
1. REIFF, Andrew (NAU) def. DEKTAR, Colin (UM) 6-1, 6-3
2. BORKOWSKI, Mikolaj (UM) def. ARENA, Chris (NAU) 7-5, 6-1
3. RAMOS, Raydner (UM) def. FLODBERG, David (NAU) 6-3, 7-5
4. PEZZUTTO, Robin (NAU) vs. RAW, Felipe (UM) 6-0, 3-6, 4-2, unfinished
5. KUSCHKE, Carl (UM) def. VISAGIE, Jaco (NAU) 6-2, 6-4
6. CYSNEIROS, David (UM) def. POWELL, Brelin (NAU) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. BORKOWSKI, Mikolaj/KUSCHKE, Carl (UM) def. FLODBERG, David/TRACY, Jacob (NAU) 8-4
2. REIFF, Andrew/PEZZUTTO, Robin (NAU) def. RAMOS, Raydner/RAW, Felipe (UM) 8-5
3. ARENA, Chris/VISAGIE, Jaco (NAU) def. DEKTAR, Colin/CYSNEIROS, David (UM) 8-6

Match Notes:
Montana 11-8, 4-4 BSC
Northern Arizona 7-18, 5-3 BSC
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,5,6,3,2)

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