FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Jaco
Visagie pulled out a narrow three-set win over Eastern
Washington’s Dan Pez (5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4) to clinch a 4-3
win for Northern Arizona men’s tennis on Saturday at the
Flagstaff Athletic Club. With the victory, the Lumberjacks moved
into second place in the Big Sky Conference standings.
NAU (7-15, 5-1 BSC) picked up its biggest win of the season edging out Eastern Washington (12-8, 5-2 BSC) in a five-hour marathon match.
“This was a huge win for us,” said director of tennis Kim Bruno. “We came out a little shaky in the doubles and lost that point but the guys really came out, proved themselves and stepped up.”
NAU won four singles matches after losing the doubles point to secure its fifth conference win of the season. With the score knotted at 3-3, Visagie battled back after dropping the first set to clinch the match.
“This is what we have been talking about the last couple weeks,” Bruno said. “We are pumped and headed in the right direction that’s for sure.”
The Lumberjacks posted their first win over the Eagles since 2005 and also wrapped up its home schedule with a perfect 5-0 record.
NAU will conclude conference play with road matches against Montana on Friday, April 10 at 10 a.m. and Saturday, April 11 at 3 p.m. Both matches will be played in Bozeman, Mont.
Match 22: NAU 4, Eastern Washington 3
Apr 04, 2009 at Flagstaff, Ariz.
(Flagstaff Athletic Club)
1. REIFF, Andrew (NAU) def. MAM, Pannhara (EWU) 6-2, 6-3
2. ARENA, Chris (NAU) def. RIEGO DE DIOS, Nico (EWU) 6-2, 6-4
3. SCHRAEDER, Kyle (EWU) def. PEZZUTTO, Robin (NAU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
4. FLODBERG, David (NAU) def. KARAS, Art (EWU) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
5. VISAGIE, Jaco (NAU) def. PEZ, Daniel (EWU) 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
6. SANCHEZ, Julian (EWU) def. POWELL, Brelin (NAU) 6-4, 6-4
1. RIEGO DE DIOS, Nico/SCHRAEDER, Kyle (EWU) def. FLODBERG, David/POWELL, Brelin (NAU) 8-6
2. PEZZUTTO, Robin/REIFF, Andrew (NAU) def. PEZ, Daniel/SANCHEZ, Julian (EWU) 8-4
3. ANDERSON, Kevin/KARAS, Art (EWU) def. ARENA, Chris/VISAGIE, Jaco (NAU) 9-8
Eastern Washington 12-8, 5-2 BSC
Northern Arizona 7-15, 5-1 BSC
April 24, 2009 Mens Tennis Falls to Montana in Big Sky Quarterfinals
April 11, 2009 Men's Tennis Drops 6-1 Decision to Montana State
April 10, 2009 Win Streak Ends for Men's Tennis
March 23, 2009 Mens Tennis Falls Short Against No. 51 Northwestern
March 21, 2009 Mens Tennis Sweeps Portland State
March 18, 2009 Men's Tennis Defeated by No. 32 New Mexico
March 15, 2009 Men's Tennis Downed by Texas-Arlington
March 14, 2009 Men's Tennis Upended by Sacramento State
March 7, 2009 Mens Tennis Opens Big Sky Conference Play With Sweep
February 27, 2009 Mens Tennis Upended by Oklahoma
February 27, 2009 No. 75 UNLV Defeats Mens Tenni
February 14, 2009 Mens Tennis Defeated by Utah State
February 13, 2009 No. 67 Utah Downs Mens Tennis
February 1, 2009 Men's Tennis Picks Up First Win
January 24, 2009 Mens Tennis Drops 5-1 Match to No. 50 Arizona
January 24, 2009 Mens Tennis Edged Out by Nevada 4-3
January 18, 2009 Portland Tops Mens Tennis 5-2
January 16, 2009 Mens Tennis Defeated by Oregon in Season Opener
January 15, 2009 NAU Mens Tennis Selected Sixth in Preaseason Poll