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October 29, 2010

Men’s Tennis Faces Tough Field to Open UNLV Tournament

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Northern Arizona got singles wins from senior David Flodberg, sophomore Hugo Ramadier and freshman Dominic Bermudez on the opening day of the Larry Easley Memorial Classic hosted by UNLV. Joining NAU in the weekend tournament are players from host UNLV, Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, Boise State and Cal Poly.

Ramadier opened play in the singles Flight One main draw with a 7-6, 7-6 win over Cal Poly's Brian McPhee before falling in the quarterfinals. Flodberg dropped his opening match in the Flight One main draw but rebounded with a 6-2, 6-2 consolation win over Alex Sonesson of Cal Poly. In Flight Two, Bermudez rebounded after dropping his opening match with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Mike Nott of Arkansas in consolation play.

The Lumberjacks were not as successful in doubles play, as all three NAU pairs fell in their opening matches in the doubles main draw. Flodberg and freshman Bruno Ferreira came close to a win against Sebastian Bell and Drew Jacobs of Cal Poly before falling in an 8-6 decision.

NAU will continue play in Las Vegas on Saturday, with action resuming at 9 a.m.

Northern Arizona Results

Flight One Singles – First Round

Borja Malo (AZ) def. Patrick Schimmelbauer (NAU) 6-0, 3-6, 6-1

Kyle Lynch (UNLV) def. David Flodberg (NAU) 6-2, 6-2

Hugo Ramadier (NAU) def. Brian McPhee (CP) 7-6, 7-6

Flight One Singles – Quarterfinals

Jay Goldman (AZ) def. Hugo Ramadier (NAU) 6-2, 6-0

Flight One Singles – Consolation

David Flodberg (NAU) def. Alex Sonesson (CP) 6-2, 6-2

Flight Two Singles – First Round

Alex Bull (UNLV) def. Ben Lantz (NAU) 6-1, 6-1

Charlie Alvarado (UNLV) def. Dominic Bermudez (NAU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Jugen Dejager (CP) def. Bruno Ferreira (NAU) 6-3, 6-3

Flight Two Singles – Consolation

Dominic Bermudez (NAU) def. Mike Nott (ARK) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles - First Round

Bell/Jacobs (CP) def. Ferreira/Flodberg (NAU) 8-6

Humphreys/Malo (AZ) def. Ramadier/Schimmelbauer (NAU) 8-5

Bull/ Ruegamer (UNLV) def. Bermudez/Lantz (NAU) 8-2

DID YOU KNOW...The Northern Arizona University athletics department ranked 78th to place among the Top 100 in the final Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings. NAU ranked among the top 100 schools for the seventh time in the last eight seasons and 12th overall in the last 14 years.