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October 14, 2009

Doubles Sweep Highlights Women’s Tennis in ITA Regional Opening

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – All three NAU doubles teams were victorious to highlight Northern Arizona action on the opening day of the Wilson/ITA Division-I Women’s Mountain Regional in Las Vegas. The event, which runs through Sunday, is one of 12 ITA Division-I regional tournaments being held nationwide over the next two weeks.

The easiest of the three doubles wins came from junior Orsi Golovics and freshman Malia Wahinepio, who posted an 8-3 win over Allison Chermel and Hannah Drake of Air Force. Juniors Aimee Oki and Edit Suhajda teamed for an 8-4 win while junior Yumi Hasegawa and freshman Nicole Perez claimed an 8-6 victory. All three doubles squads will play in the round of 32 on Thursday.

Golovics was the lone Lumberjack to make it through Wednesday undefeated and into the singles round of 32. After a first-round bye, the junior defeated Heather Davidson of Montana, 6-3, 6-1. Hasegawa defeated New Mexico State’s Ginet Pinero, 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 for an opening-round victory but dropped a 7-5, 7-5 decision to Utah’s Anastasia Putilina. Wahinepio made it to the second round after her opening-round opponent fell ill but took a 6-4, 6-0 loss to UNLV’s Jana Albers.

Thursday’s action in Las Vegas begins with doubles play at 8:00 a.m.


Northern Arizona Results

Doubles


Main Draw
Golovics/Wahinepio (NAU) d. Chermel/Dake (AFA), 8-3
Oki/Suhajda (NAU) d. Pinero/Sylvain (NMSU), 8-4
Hasegawa/Perez (NAU) d. Farias/Jenkins (WSU), 8-6

Singles

Main Draw
Orsi Golovics (NAU) d. Heather Davidson (UM), 6-3, 6-1
Yumi Hasegawa (NAU) d. Ginet Pinero (NMSU), 7-6, 4-6, 6-3
Anastasia Putilina (Utah) d. Yumi Hasegawa (NAU), 7-5, 7-5
Malia Wahinepio (NAU) d. Jodie Williams (NMSU), WD (ill)
Jana Albers (UNLV) d. Malia Wahinepio (NAU), 6-4, 6-0
Maddy Soule (UM) d. Nicole Perez (NAU), 6-3, 6-1
Sophie Dang (ISU) d. Aimee Oki (NAU), 6-1, 7-6

Consolation
Alexandra Kovacs (UW) d. Aimee Oki (NAU), 6-4, 6-0