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Ramadier Records Singles Win, Men’s Tennis Falls to No. 66 UNLV 6-1

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Sophomore Hugo Ramadier scored an impressive win at No. 1 singles, but No. 66 UNLV swept doubles and won five singles matches in a 6-1 win over Northern Arizona Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas. UNLV, which also defeated Weber State on Sunday morning, moved to 2-1 while the Lumberjacks dropped to 2-1.

Ramadier faced Rebel sophomore Johannes Markel at No. 1 singles. After dropping the first set, 6-3, the NAU sophomore earned a 6-2 second-set win to force a third set. With the match already decided, the duo played a super tiebreaker, with Ramadier emerging with a 10-7 decision to earn the win. Lumberjack junior Josh Brown also forced a super tiebreaker at No. 6 but fell to UNLV's Willie Sublette, 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7). The Rebels would get straight-set wins at the other-four singles positions, though Lumberjack senior David Flodberg forced a first-set tiebreak in a 7-6, 6-2 loss at No. 4.

Doubles play was also dominated by UNLV in winning all-three matches. NAU was closest at No. 1, where sophomore Patrick Schimmelbauer and junior Robin Pezzutto dropped an 8-4 match to UNLV's Mehdi Bouras and Bernard Schoeman.

The Lumberjacks are off until Friday, February 4, when they will play at Grand Canyon at 2 p.m.   

DID YOU KNOW…Northern Arizona swimming and diving has been recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for its academic excellence in the classroom. The women earned the Division I Team Scholar All-American award for the fifth time under head coach Andy Johns in 2010.