2009-10 NAU TENNIS MEDIA GUIDE
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a week off, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team heads to Colorado for a pair of matches, playing at Air Force (1-1) on Saturday morning before opening a men’s and women’s Big Sky double-header on Sunday morning at Northern Colorado (0-2). The Lumberjacks begin the week at 3-2, including a perfect 2-0 mark in conference play.
“Air Force is a tough place to play and they have a team that really fights hard,” director of tennis Kim Bruno said. “It will be interesting to see how we come out and how tough we really are. The first match at Air Force will be critical for us to get some momentum going into Sunday’s match at Northern Colorado.”
For additional information, the 2009-10 Northern Arizona men’s and women’s tennis media guide is now available for online viewing in PDF format. The guide will also be available shortly as an online flip book. To access the 2009-10 media guide, click the above link or the media guide link on the top information bar.
Northern Arizona Quick Hits
NAU opened the season with a 6-1 win over Sacramento State and a 7-0 win over Montana State in Flagstaff, beginning the season at 2-0 in Big Sky conference play…two weeks ago, the Lumberjacks played three matches in Las Vegas, falling to No. 75 UNLV and Utah State before ending the weekend with a 4-3 win over St. Mary’s…Sophomore Andrew Reiff is 4-1 in singles play and 4-1 in doubles with sophomore Robin Pezzutto, and was named Big Sky men’s tennis player of the week on January 27…Freshman Hugo Ramadier has equaled Reiff for the best singles record thus far, notching a 4-1 mark playing in the No. 4 position…The Lumberjacks have winning singles records at No. 1, No. 2, No. 4 and No. 6 so far this season…In Big Sky matches, NAU is 11-1 in singles play, easily the best cumulative singles record amongst Big Sky teams in conference play….Portland State is the only other Big Sky team that is undefeated in conference play (1-0)…Eastern Washington is the only other Big Sky team with an overall winning record (2-1).
Scouting Air Force
The Falcons will be hosting their first match of the season when they welcome the Lumberjacks on Saturday morning. The match will also be the first home contest for new Air Force head coach Dan Oosterhous. Air Force enters the match at 1-1, having lost to Denver, 6-1, and defeated Northern Colorado, 7-0, two weeks ago. Freshman Lance Wilhelm leads the Falcons at No. 1 singles, posting a 2-0 record thus far in his young career.
The Falcons competed with Northern Arizona at the Balloon Fiesta Classic during the fall season. Junior David Flodberg played three matches against Falcon players, totaling a 2-1 record, while Ramadier, Pezzutto, freshman Patrick Schimmelbauer and freshman Kevin Taylor also picked up singles wins against Air Force opponents. The Lumberjacks are 2-2 all-time against Air Force, having last faced the Falcons in a 5-2 loss in Colorado Springs in 2006.
Scouting Northern Colorado
Northern Arizona will play its first of five Big Sky road contests in 2010 on Sunday in Greeley. The Bears have been swept, 7-0, in both of their matches this season, falling first at Denver before the aforementioned 7-0 home defeat at the hands of Air Force. The Bears have not won a singles match and have been victorious in just one of six doubles matches thus far. Sophomore Calix Van Lier leads the Bears at No.1 singles, as the UNC roster has just six members under first-year head coach Tim Bearman.
Northern Colorado was picked to finish eighth in the Big Sky coaches preseason poll. NAU players combined to go 2-2 against foes from Northern Colorado in the Balloon Fiesta Classic in October, with both losses coming against Van Lier. The Lumberjacks are a perfect 7-0 against Northern Colorado all-time, including a 7-0 win in Flagstaff last season.
April 29, 2010 Reiff, Ramadier, Flodberg on All-Big Sky Mens Tennis Team
April 25, 2010 Mens Tennis Falls in Big Sky Final to Sacramento State, 4-0
April 24, 2010 Mens Tennis in Big Sky Final after 4-1 Win over Weber State
April 22, 2010 Mens Tennis to Open Big Sky Championship vs. Weber State
April 10, 2010 Mens Tennis Rallies to Beat Eastern Washington, 4-3
April 9, 2010 Men's Tennis Opens Road Trip With 7-0 Route of Gonzaga
April 4, 2010 Mens Tennis Rebounds to Defeat Idaho State, 5-2
April 3, 2010 Mens Tennis Drops Big Sky Match at Weber State, 4-3
March 28, 2010 Men's Tennis Blanked by New Mexico, 7-0
March 26, 2010 Tennis Teams Volunteering Time to Help Youth Development
March 12, 2010 Montana Rallies to Defeat Men's Tennis, 4-3
March 11, 2010 Mens Tennis to Host Montana in Home Finale Friday
February 28, 2010 Bad Weather Cancels Men's and Women's Tennis in Las Cruces
February 27, 2010 Mens Tennis Overwhelmed in 7-0 loss to No. 59 New Mexico State
February 26, 2010 Ramadier, Taylor Stay Hot as Men's Tennis Falls to Texas-Arlington, 5-2
February 25, 2010 Mens Tennis Battles Back to Top Texas-Pan American, 4-3
February 24, 2010 Mens Tennis to Face No. 59 New Mexico St., Three Others in Las Cruces
February 23, 2010 Winter Olympics Close to Home for Mens Tennis Freshman Taylor
February 21, 2010 Men's Tennis Wins Fourth Straight, Tops Grand Canyon 7-0
February 19, 2010 Mens Tennis Back Home to Host Grand Canyon Sunday
February 14, 2010 Mens Tennis Stays Perfect in Big Sky, Blasts Northern Colorado 7-0
February 13, 2010 Mens Tennis Opens Weekend With 5-2 Win Over Air Force
February 12, 2010 Mens Tennis Heads to Colorado for Two Matches; Media Guide Available
January 31, 2010 Mens Tennis Rallies to Beat St. Marys, 4-3
January 30, 2010 Mens Tennis Defeated by Utah State, 5-2, in Las Vegas
January 29, 2010 Reiff Lone Winner as Mens Tennis Falls to No. 75 UNLV, 6-1
January 27, 2010 Golovics, Reiff Sweep Big Sky Weekly Tennis Awards
January 23, 2010 Mens Tennis Completes Perfect Week with 7-0 Sweep of Montana State
January 21, 2010 Mens Tennis Upsets Sacramento State in Season Opener, 6-1
January 20, 2010 Mens Tennis to Open Season Thursday; Match Moved to Noon
January 12, 2010 Women Picked Second, Men Sixth in Big Sky Tennis Preseason Polls
October 31, 2009 Mens Tennis Ends Fall Season at Rebel Classic
October 30, 2009 Mens Tennis Plays with Tough Field in Rebel Classic Opening Day
October 23, 2009 Mens Tennis Concludes Play at ITA Regional in Vegas
October 22, 2009 Schimmelbauer Shines For Mens Tennis in ITA Regional Day Two
October 21, 2009 Reiff Leads Mens Tennis on First Day of ITA Regional
October 11, 2009 Mens Tennis Wins Five Matches on Final Day of UNM Balloon Fiesta
October 10, 2009 Taylor Advances to Finals at Mens Tennis UNM Balloon Fiesta
October 9, 2009 Mens Tennis Competes in Busy First Day at UNM Balloon Invite
September 13, 2009 Mens Tennis Adds Nine Wins as Aggie Invitational Concludes
September 12, 2009 Pezzutto Powers Mens Tennis on Day Two of Aggie Invitational
September 11, 2009 Mens Tennis Opens Fall Season at Aggie Invitational
September 9, 2009 Mens Tennis to Open Fall Schedule at Aggie Invitational
September 1, 2009 NAU Tennis to Host Fundraiser This Saturday
March 5, 2009 Cross Country Named Mens and Womens All-Academic Teams