Men's Tennis Blanked by New Mexico, 7-0
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Playing on the road for the first time in a month, Northern Arizona was swept in both singles and doubles as New Mexico cruised to a 7-0 victory on Sunday afternoon in Albuquerque in a match that was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was moved up at the last minute. The Lumberjacks lost their second-consecutive match without the services of No. 1 singles and doubles player Andrew Reiff, dropping to 8-6, while New Mexico improved to 5-7.
The Lobos made quick work of the Lumberjacks in doubles, with the closest match coming at No. 2 in an 8-3 New Mexico victory. NAU sophomore transfer Josh Brown made his first dual appearance as a Lumberjack at No. 1 doubles, teaming with freshman Kevin Taylor in an 8-1 defeat, a score that was matched by UNM at No. 3 as the home team claimed the first point of the match.
Freshman Patrick Schimmelbauer played at No. 1 singles on Sunday in place of Reiff and was the only Lumberjack to win a set, opening the match with a first-set victory before falling to New Mexico's Ben Dunbar, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1. Freshman Hugo Ramadier played the Lobos' Carl Ho tight at No. 2 in a 6-3, 7-5 defeat while New Mexico only lost as many as two games in each of the four-remaining singles matches to complete the sweep.
The Lumberjacks return to action on Friday, facing No. 67 Oregon in Phoenix at 10 a.m. before Big Sky matches at Weber State and Idaho State on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.