Three Home Wins for NAU Men's TennisFLAGSTAFF, 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.
NAU Victory Over UC Riverside in First Match of the DayFLAGSTAFF, 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.
NAU Men's Tennis Garners Their First Home Win Over Idaho in New Outdoor FacilityFLAGSTAFF, 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.
NAU Men's Tennis Faces Home Opener and Double HeaderFLAGSTAFF, 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.
NAU Men's Tennis Falls to the New Mexico LobosALBUQUERQUE, 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.
NAU Men's Tennis Faces New Mexico Before First Home MatchFLAGSTAFF, 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.
UNLV Rebels Break NAU Men’s Tennis Winning StreakLAS 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.
NAU Men’s Tennis Travels to NevadaFLAGSTAFF, 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.
Tim Handel Named Big Sky Player of the WeekOGDEN, Utah – Sophomore Tim Handel was named the Big Sky Player of the Week today, March 8, in his second season of action for Northern Arizona University men's tennis. Ranked No. 18 in the region, Handel is on a five-match winning streak and one of the two leaders in the win column for the Lumberjacks.
Fourth Straight Win for NAU Men's TennisBOZEMAN, Mont. — In their second conference match, the Northern Arizona Men's Tennis team took on the Montana State Bobcats. After beating Montana 4-3 Saturday afternoon, the Lumberjacks picked up their fourth consecutive win on the road beating the Bobcats 6-1. The 'Jacks are now 5-4 overall and 2-0 in conference.
NAU Men’s Tennis Picks Up First Conference WinMISSOULA, Mont. — The Northern Arizona Men's Tennis team traveled to Montana to take on the Grizzlies in their first conference match of the season, picking up their first win 4-3.The Lumberjacks are now 4-4 overall and 1-0 in conference going into Sunday's match against Montana State.
NAU Men's Tennis Start Conference Competition in MontanaFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Men's Tennis team is coming off of two straight wins and heading into their first two Big Sky conference matches this weekend. After beating Air Force 5-2 and sweeping Seattle University 7-0, the Lumberjacks will face Montana and Montana State. Northern Arizona is 3-4 overall and ready to start conference.
Lucas Taylor Named Big Sky Player of the WeekOGDEN, Utah – Sophomore Lucas Taylor was named the Big Sky Player of the Week today, March 1, in his second season of action for Northern Arizona University men's tennis. He first came to NAU from London, England and has since gone 15-8 in singles overall and 11-6 in doubles overall.
NAU Men's Tennis Sweeps Seattle UniversityCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — In their first sweep of the season, the Northern Arizona University Men's Tennis team bested Seattle University 7-0 in their third overall win. The Lumberjacks are now 3-4 and will finally start conference play this upcoming weekend.
NAU Men's Tennis Picks Up Second Win of Season Against Air ForceU.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The NAU Men's Tennis team garnered their second win of the season over the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons 5-2. The Lumberjacks are now 2-4 this season and have one more match before starting conference competition next weekend.
NAU Men's Tennis Competes in Colorado Before Starting Conference CompetitionFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Men's Tennis team will head to Colorado for their final two matches before starting conference competition. The Lumberjacks take on the United States Air Force Academy Feb. 25 and Seattle University Feb. 26. Both matches will be played at the Air Force Academy. The 'Jacks are coming off a tough 5-2 loss to the Arizona Wildcats, after their match was pushed a day in advance due to weather. The Lumberjacks are 1-4 overall with their only win over UC Irvine in a close 4-3 match up.
NAU Men's Tennis Loses in Early Match to ArizonaTUCSON, Ariz. — The NAU Men's Tennis team lost on the road against the Wildcats 5-2 after avoiding a rained out match. The match was originally scheduled for Feb. 18; however, due to weather, it was moved up a day. The Lumberjacks are now 1-4 this season, with their sole win over UC Irvine last weekend.
NAU Men's Tennis to Take on Arizona in Lone Match of WeekendFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After garnering their first win of the season against UC Irvine 4-3, the Northern Arizona University Men's Tennis team will remain on the road to take on Arizona Feb. 18. The Lumberjacks are 1-3 with losses against BYU, Utah and San Diego State.
NAU Men’s Tennis Garners First Win of the Season over UC IrvineIRVINE, Calif. — The NAU Men's Tennis team won their first match of the season against the UC Irvine Anteaters in what was a close 4-3 win. After losing to San Diego State on Friday, the Lumberjacks remained in California to compete against the Big West opponent Sunday afternoon. The Lumberjacks are now 1-3 this season.
NAU Men’s Tennis Falls to San Diego StateSAN DIEGO, Calif. — The NAU Men's Tennis team dropped another tough match, losing to San Diego State 6-1. The Lumberjacks are now 0-3 this season after losing to BYU and Utah this past weekend.
NAU Men’s Tennis Heads to California to Take on San Diego State and UC IrvineFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Men's Tennis team will head to Southern California this weekend to take on San Diego State and UC Irvine Feb. 10 and Feb. 12, respectively. The Lumberjacks are coming off of two tough matchups and are 0-2 on the season after a 4-2 loss against BYU and a 5-1 loss against Utah.
NAU Men’s Tennis Drops Tough Loss to UtahSALT LAKE CITY, Utah — After a close match against Brigham Young University Saturday, the NAU Men’s Tennis team dropped their second match of the season to Utah with a final score of 5-1. It was a tough matchup between the two opponents, but the Lumberjacks come out of the weekend 0-2.
NAU Men's Tennis Falls to BYU in First Match of SeasonPROVO, Utah – The Northern Arizona University men's tennis team fell to No. 61 Brigham Young University with a final score of 2-4 in their first match of the season. The Lumberjacks are now 0-1 before taking on Utah Sunday, Feb. 5.
NAU Men’s Tennis Start the Season in UtahFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2017 season has officially started for the Northern Arizona University men's tennis team. The Lumberjacks are heading to Utah to take on No. 61 Brigham Young University and No. 72 University of Utah on Feb. 4 and Feb. 5 respectively.
A Look Into the 2017 Season for NAU Men's TennisFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men's tennis team returns this year picked No. 4 in the preseason polls. The Lumberjacks have not been picked to finish above fifth since 2012. Despite their ranking the 'Jacks have had formidable success under Director of Tennis Ki Kroll, who is entering his fourth season with the men and first with the women. Northern Arizona finished in third last season behind Idaho and regular season champions Weber State, but lost to Idaho just before making it to the championship match. Now, Kroll and the very young but experienced roster of 11 are ready to take on the 2017 campaign.
NAU’s Tim Handel Ranked RegionallyFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Tim Handel was recently ranked in singles earlier this month in the Oracle/ITA Division I Mountain Regional rankings. Handel became the first athlete in school history to receive a singles ranking in men’s tennis in at least 15 years. The sophomore was ranked 13th among athletes from UNLV, Utah State, Denver, Utah, New Mexico State, New Mexico and Boise State.
Women Ranked Second, Men Ranked Fourth in Preseason Tennis PollsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — In the 2017 Big Sky preseason poll the Northern Arizona men were voted to finish fourth after a 2016 third-place finish in regular season play behind Weber State and Idaho. The women, defending regular season champions, were voted to finish second by the conference head coaches.
NAU Student-Athletes Continue to Graduate at a High RateINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona University’s NCAA Graduation Success Rate of 84 leads the Big Sky Conference, according to a national report released Tuesday. The NCAA developed the GSR for Division I institutions in 2002 in response to college and university presidents who wanted more accurate graduation data. NAU’s rate is the second-highest in the state of Arizona amongst the Regent institutions.
Handel, Schumann Highlight Strong Weekend at ITA Mountain RegionalsLAS VEGAS, Nev. – After the success Northern Arizona University men’s tennis player Tim Handel had last season in his rookie campaign, the Vegas odds were surely tipped in his favor this weekend at the annual ITA Mountain Regional Championships. Handel along with Felix Schumann both tallied wins against seeded opponents, with Handel seeded at No. 17 and making it all the way to the main draw quarterfinals to finish 4-1 in singles. Schumann posted a 2-2 singles record with his biggest victory coming over a No. 9 seed.
NAU Men's Tennis Returns From UNM Balloon InvitationalALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team finished out its third fall showing of the 2016 campaign this weekend, Oct. 7-9, at the University of New Mexico Balloon Invitational. Newcomer Sebastian Eguez posted the best singles record of 4-0, finishing first in his flight, while Harun Ajanovic finished third place and 2-2 overall. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks went head-to-head with four other programs in New Mexico State, University of New Mexico, Air Force Academy and Abilene Christian University.
NAU Men's Tennis Wraps Up Play at the ITA All-American ChampionshipsTULSA, Okla. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team had its second fall showing this past weekend, Oct. 1-2, at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. Just three Lumberjacks in Sebastian Eguez, Tim Handel and Lucas Taylor competed for Head Coach Ki Kroll in the prequalifying draw featuring 256 players from all over the country.
First Fall Tournament in the Books for NAU Men's TennisTUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team kicked off its fall campaign this past weekend (Sept. 23-25) at the University of Arizona Invitational. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks strung together a handful of tough performances in both singles and doubles action as sophomore Ruben Montano won his bracket – notching a perfect 3-0 record – and doubles pair Tim Handel and Sebastian Iguez finished third place in the No. 1 doubles draw.
NAU Men's Tennis' Adi Zilberstein Named to 2016 ITA All-Academic TeamSKILLMAN, N.J. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recently announced the All-Academic Teams and Scholar Athletes for the 2016 season. Northern Arizona University men’s tennis player Adi Zilberstein, going into his junior year and majoring in Construction Management, landed on the All-Academic Team.
33 Lumberjacks Earn Big Sky Spring All-Academic HonorsOGDEN, Utah – Thirty-three members of the Northern Arizona men's and women's outdoor track & field, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s golf teams were named to the 2016 Big Sky Spring All-Academic Team, announced today by the conference office.
Another Winning Season for NAU Men's Tennis Behind Roster of UnderclassmenFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With every player returning next season, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team made tremendous strides over the course of the 2016 campaign. Head Coach Ki Kroll – in his third season with NAU – finished with a winning record of 13-12 and 8-3 in the Big Sky. The Lumberjacks were led by underclassmen this season who, despite the challenging non-conference and conference schedules, stepped up time and time again when called upon.
NAU Men's Tennis' Handel and Taylor Pick Up All-Big Sky HonorsODGEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference office announced today, May 6, the 2016 All-Conference selections for men’s tennis. Two Lumberjacks in freshmen Tim Handel and Lucas Taylor both earned All-Big Sky nods following a 13-12 finish to the 2016 campaign and an 8-3 record in the Big Sky.
NAU Athletics Caps 2015-16 Year with the Louie's AwardsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The stars aligned on Monday night for the third annual Louie's Awards hosted by the Northern Arizona University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. During a fun night for all in attendance, student-athletes, coaches, staff and administration all gathered at the Prochnow Auditorium to look back and revel in yet another outstanding academic year.
NAU Men's Tennis Drops Hard-Fought Battle to Idaho in Big Sky Tournament SemifinalsGOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team dropped a hard-fought battle in the Big Sky Conference Tournament Semifinals to the No. 2 seed University of Idaho with a final score of 4-1. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks finished the 2016 campaign with an overall record of 13-12 and a third place regular season finish in the Big Sky.
NAU Men's Tennis Tops Montana State 4-0 to Advance to Big Sky Tournament SemifinalsGOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team took down Montana State University for the second straight time in the first round of the Big Sky Conference Championships. The Lumberjacks – at the No. 3 seed – will face the No. 2 seed University of Idaho tomorrow, April 30 in the semifinals at 4:30 p.m. Head Coach Ki Kroll and his squad improve to 13-11 overall this season.