FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior David Flodberg won in both singles and doubles in his final home match, leading Northern Arizona to a 4-3 win over Weber State on Sunday afternoon in Flagstaff Athletic Club East. The Lumberjacks picked up another key Big Sky win, improving to 5-1 in conference play and 7-10 overall, while Weber State dropped to 4-11 overall and 3-2 in the Big Sky.
"This was definitely our toughest conference win so far," said NAU director of tennis Kim Bruno. "It was a must-win for us here at home before we go to Montana. There is still a lot of tennis to be played, but this was big for us."
Honored before the match as the lone senior on the Lumberjack roster, Flodberg came out strong in scoring an 8-2 doubles win at No. 2 with junior Robin Pezzutto. Weber State would notch an 8-6 win at No. 1 doubles, but the Lumberjack duo of junior Ben Lantz and sophomore Patrick Schimmelbauer outlasted Weber State's Ciao Poitena and Peter Ramstromer Pello at No. 3, 8-4, to give NAU the doubles point.
Pezzutto would record the easiest singles win with a 6-1, 6-0 triumph over Poitena at No. 3, while Flodberg would follow suit with a 6-3, 6-1 win at No.4 to put NAU up 3-0. The Wildcats would get on the board with a 7-5, 6-4 win from junior Simon Unger at No. 1, but the Lumberjacks would clinch the victory with a 6-3, 6-1 win from freshman Dominic Bermudez at No. 5. With the outcome decided, Weber State would go on to record wins at No. 2 and 6 to make the final score 4-3 in favor of the home team.
NAU heads to Montana next weekend for a pair of matches to close the regular season, first facing the Montana Grizzlies on Saturday, April 16, at 1 p.m. in Missoula.