FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Big Sky regular season conference champions, the Northern Arizona University men's tennis program is ranked 9th in the ITA Division I Mountain Regional rankings released June 7. The rankings come in addition to several accolades already decorating the successful 2017 season.
OGDEN, Utah – For the second time in four years, and the fourth time in school history, the Northern Arizona University Athletics Department swept the Big Sky Men's and Women's All-Sports Trophies, announced by the conference office on Monday. The Lumberjacks won a total of seven Big Sky Conference championships during the 2016-17 academic year and also received strong performances from several other programs.
ODGEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference office announced the 2017 All-Conference selections with a brand new award format today, May 5, for men's tennis. Voted on by the conference head coaches, three Lumberjacks in Tim Handel, Ruben Montano and Lucas Taylor received All-Big Sky nods. Northern Arizona made its mark on the 2017 season after going 15-8 overall and 10-1 in conference, garnering their first Big Sky regular season championship since 1982.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior distance runner Futsum Zienasellassie and sophomore diver Tanya Kurach were among the big winners at Monday night's Fourth Annual Louie's Awards hosted by the Northern Arizona Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Zienasellassie and Kurach were named the Male and Female Athletes of the Year respectively at the end-of-year awards show at NAU's Prochnow Auditorium.
PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Men's Tennis team dropped a tough match in the Big Sky Conference Tournament Semifinals to the No. 4 seed University of Montana with a final score of 4-3. It was a heart-breaking end to one of the program's best seasons. Director of Tennis Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks' finished the 2017 season with an overall 15-9 and 10-2 in conference record.
PHOENIX, Ariz. — After the first day of action at the Phoenix Tennis Center, the Northern Arizona University Men's Tennis team took the courts to practice and prepare for Friday's semifinals. As the No. 1 seed, the NAU squad received the first-round bye and did not compete today.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — For the first time since 1982, the Northern Arizona University Men's Tennis team will go into the Big Sky Conference Tournament as the regular season champions. As the No. 1 seed with a first-round bye, the Lumberjacks will start competition in the semifinals on Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m. in Phoenix, Ariz. Director of Tennis Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks will face the lowest remaining seed of either Sacramento State (No. 3), Montana (No. 4), Idaho State (No. 5) or Montana State (No. 6).
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona football senior Patrick Baldenegro and women’s basketball senior Rene Coggins were honored as the Golden Eagle Scholar Athletes of the Year on Tuesday during the 39th annual Golden Eagle Awards luncheon. A total of 190 student-athletes across all 15 of NAU’s athletic programs were honored at the High Country Conference Center.
GREELEY, Colo. — The NAU Men's Tennis team finished Big Sky Conference regular season competition after beating Northern Colorado 5-2 in Greeley. The Lumberjacks have increased to 10-1 in conference and 15-7 overall remaining in first place. The 'Jacks are now going straight into the Big Sky Conference tournament on a four-match winning streak and potentially the No. 1 seed for the first time since 1982.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Northern Arizona Men's Tennis team has clinched the regular season championship for the first time since 1982, with just one match left before the Big Sky Conference tournament. After today's 5-2 win against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks, the Lumberjacks have increased to 9-1 in the Big Sky and 14-7 overall. The Lumberjacks have an undefeated 7-0 home season record and are 9-1 in their last ten matches.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The final two matches of regular season are here for the Northern Arizona Men's Tennis team as they take on the North Dakota Fighting Hawks and the Northern Colorado Bears April 14 and April 16. The Lumberjacks are currently 8-1 in conference and coming off of two straight 7-0 sweeps over Portland State and Eastern Washington. The 'Jacks, who are currently in first place, have already clinched their spot in the Big Sky conference tournament and will head into postseason competition following this weekend.
OGDEN, Utah – Sophomore Tim Handel was named Big Sky Player of the Week for the second time this season. In his second season in blue and gold, Handel has accumulated 14 singles wins and 10 doubles wins with former Big Sky Player of the Week Ruben Montano. The Reutlingen, Germany native is ranked No. 13 in the region and has garnered his third career Big Sky Player of the Week honor at the No. 1 position for the Lumberjacks.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — In their final home match of the season, the Northern Arizona Men's Tennis team garnered their second 7-0 sweep this weekend over the Eastern Washington Eagles. The Lumberjacks have remained undefeated at home all season winning seven total home matches. With just two matches left, the 'Jacks have clinched a spot in the Big Sky conference tournament and remain in first place increasing to 8-1 in conference.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona Men's Tennis team swept Portland State 7-0 to defend their undefeated home winning streak. The Lumberjacks increased to 12-7 overall and remain in first place at 7-1 in conference. The 'Jacks have just one more home match left this season against Eastern Washington.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Men's Tennis team is coming off of a tough loss against Sacramento State breaking their undefeated conference record on the road. The Lumberjacks remain in first place in the Big Sky, and are now 11-7 overall. The 'Jacks will return home for the final time this season April 8 and April 9 to host Portland State and Eastern Washington and aim to clinch a spot in the Big Sky conference tournament.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After winning six straight matches, the NAU Men's Tennis team fell to Sacramento State 6-1, breaking the Lumberjacks undefeated conference record. The 'Jacks narrowly remain in first place in the Big Sky at 6-1 while Sac State increases to 6-2. The Lumberjacks are now 11-7 overall going into their final four matches.
RENO, Nev. — In their sixth straight win, the NAU Men's Tennis team faced the University of Nevada, Reno early Saturday, April 1 in a hard-fought 4-2 victory. The Lumberjacks increase to 11-6 overall and remain 6-0 in conference.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Men's Tennis program remains the only undefeated team in the Big Sky conference at 6-0. The Lumberjacks are in first place after garnering two more conference victories over opponents Weber State 4-3 and Idaho State 7-0. After a tough match against the Wildcats, the Lumberjacks picked up their third sweep of the season against the Bengals. Northern Arizona is currently 10-6 overall going into this weekend's match-ups. The 'Jacks will compete against the University of Nevada Wolf Pack and the Sacramento State Hornets, April 1 and April 2, respectively.
OGDEN, Utah – The NAU Men's Tennis program adds another Big Sky Player of the Week this season in sophomore Ruben Montano, who was named today, March 28, in his second season of play in blue and gold. Montano is the third Lumberjack this season to receive the honor along with Tim Handel and Lucas Taylor. From Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Montano is currently on a five-match winning streak competing at the No. 5 position for the 'Jacks.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The NAU Men's Tennis team swept the Idaho State Bengals 7-0 to pick up their 10th win of the season. The Lumberjacks increase to 10-6 overall and 6-0 in conference. The 'Jacks remain the only undefeated team in the Big Sky and, on a four-match winning streak, remain undefeated at home.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — In their second weekend at home, the NAU Men's Tennis team hosted the Weber State Wildcats to remain undefeated at home and increase to a 5-0 first place conference record. After losing the doubles point, the Lumberjacks came back to beat the Wildcats 4-3. Northern Arizona is now 9-6 overall.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With just eight matches remaining before the Big Sky Conference tournament, the NAU Men's Tennis team is currently in first place as the only undefeated team at 4-0. The Lumberjacks are back in action this weekend against the Weber State Wildcats and the Idaho State Bengals after winning three-straight home matches 4-3 over Idaho, 4-0 over UC Riverside and 6-1 over Southern Utah. The 'Jacks are 8-6 overall and undefeated at home going into this weekend.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — After a 4-0 win over UC Riverside earlier this afternoon, the Northern Arizona Men's Tennis team was back on the court for their second match against Southern Utah. The Lumberjacks hosted the Thunderbirds at the Aquatic and Tennis Complex in their third home match and fourth conference match. The Lumberjacks won 6-1 increasing their conference record to 4-0, and garnering an undefeated record at home.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona Men's Tennis team started the day out strong against the UC Riverside Highlanders. The Lumberjacks bested the Highlanders 4-0 to kick off today's double header. With an unusual lineup the Lumberjacks were able to dominate on nearly every court. Northern Arizona is now 7-6 overall and 3-0 in conference going into today's second match against Southern Utah.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — With a high of 66 degrees, spring hit Flagstaff just in time for NAU Men's Tennis to show off their beautiful facility for their season's home opener. The Lumberjacks took to the outdoor courts for the first time since the Aquatic and Tennis Complex was built in February 2016 to host their first home match of the season. Northern Arizona competed against the Idaho Vandals with a final score of 4-3 remaining undefeated in conference at 3-0. The Lumberjacks increase to 6-6 overall before going into a double header Friday, March 17.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After 11 matches on the road, the Northern Arizona University Men's Tennis team will compete at home in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex for the first time this season. The Lumberjacks will play at home for the remainder of the month, starting with their home opener March 16 against Idaho at 10 a.m. The 'Jacks are currently 5-6 and undefeated in conference at 2-0.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Northern Arizona Men's Tennis team fell to the New Mexico Lobos in a tough 5-2 loss. The Lumberjacks fought hard, but could not pull off the win against a tough opponent. The 'Jacks are now 5-6 overall after coming off a 4-1 loss to UNLV and are going into their first home match of the season this weekend.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Men's Tennis team will travel to New Mexico for their last road match before their season's home opener. The Lumberjacks will face the New Mexico Lobos Tuesday, March 14 after losing to UNLV 4-1. The 'Jacks are going into this match 5-5 overall and 2-0 in conference.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Northern Arizona Men's Tennis team faced the UNLV Rebels, losing 4-1 on the road. The Rebels broke the Lumberjack's winning streak after a tough-fought battle. The 'Jacks are now 5-5 overall.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Men's Tennis team heads to Nevada to compete against UNLV. The Lumberjacks are on a four-match winning streak after going 2-0 in conference against Montana and Montana State this past weekend. Northern Arizona is 5-4 overall heading into this match.