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Men’s Tennis Wins Five Matches on Final Day of UNM Balloon Fiesta

Men’s Tennis Wins Five Matches on Final Day of UNM Balloon Fiesta

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Freshman Kevin Taylor fell in the championship match of the B-draw, but NAU claimed five consolation victories as the University of New Mexico Balloon Fiesta Invitational concluded Sunday.

Taylor had gone undefeated in the B-draw to advance to the title match, where he faced New Mexico’s Conor Berg. The Lumberjack freshman would see his run come up just short of a championship, as Berg claimed a 6-4, 6-3 victory on his home court.

In consolation play in the singles A-draw, junior David Flodberg and freshman Hugo Ramdier both recorded straight-set victories over opponents from Air Force on Sunday to win their respective consolation draws. In a B-draw consolation final, NAU sophomore Ben Lantz faced Lumberjack sophomore Josh Brown, with Lantz claiming a 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 victory over his teammate.

Also on Sunday, Lantz and Taylor cruised to an 8-0 doubles victory over a pair from Northern Colorado. In another matchup of teammates, Flodberg and freshman Patrick Schimmelauer played a consolation doubles match against NAU junior David Flodberg and sophomore Andrew Reiff, with Flodberg and Schimmelbauer claiming an 8-4 victory.

Northern Arizona will continue its fall schedule at the ITA Regionals in Las Vegas beginning October 21.

Northern Arizona Results


Conor Berg (UNM) d. Kevin Taylor (NAU), 6-4, 6-3

David Flodberg (NAU) d. Taylor Soster (AFA), 6-0, 6-2
Hugo Ramadier (NAU) d. Brett Rodgers (AFA), 6-3, 6-2

Ben Lantz (NAU) d. Josh Brown (NAU), 6-3, 6-7, 6-2


Flodberg/Schimmelbauer (NAU) d. Pezzutto/Reif (NAU), 8-4
Lantz/Taylor (NAU) d. Edwards/Lane (UNC), 8-0