FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After spending the first-three weeks of
the season on the road, Northern Arizona (2-2, 1-0 Big Sky) returns
home to host Montana State in a Big Sky match on Friday at 1 p.m.
and Grand Canyon on Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is free for both
matches at Flagstaff Athletic Club East.
Lumberjacks in the ITA Rankings
No. 19 – Orsi Golovics
No. 5 – Orsi Golovics and Malia Wahinepio
Northern Arizona Quick Hits
NAU plays at home for the first time in 2010 on Friday, hosting its first of three Big Sky home matches…The Lumberjacks went 6-0 at home in 2009…Sunday’s match against Grand Canyon will follow a men’s tennis match between the same schools…Freshman Malia Wahinepio was named Big Sky Player of the Week after going 2-0 in singles and 1-1 in doubles in two matches last week…The award was the first for Wahinepio and the second for NAU this season (Orsi Golovics, Jan. 27)…Wahinepio has a team-best 3-1 singles record playing at No. 4 and is 2-2 with Golovics at No. 1 doubles…2009 Big Sky First-Team selection Edit Suhajda played her first match at No. 2 last Sunday against Northern Colorado, earning a win…Suhajda and junior Yumi Hasegawa have won their last-two matches at No. 3 doubles.
Scouting Montana State
The Bobcats come to Flagstaff with a 2-4 record and have yet to play a Big Sky match. Montana State has wins over NAIA school Lewis-Clark State and UMKC, with their only home match a 7-0 loss to No. 34 Boise State on January 23. They don’t play another home match until March 21, playing their first-four Big Sky matches away from Bozeman. The Bobcats have used three different players at No. 1 singles, with senior Ali Griffin playing four times in the top spot (1-3). MSU has totaled an 11-25 singles record this season while going just 6-12 in doubles with nine different doubles pairs through six matches.
Montana State tied for third in the preseason Big Sky coaches poll, finishing just behind Northern Arizona in the voting. The Lumberjacks are 14-11 all-time against Montana State, including a 4-1 win in the Big Sky championship semifinals last year after falling to the Bobcats in Bozeman during the 2009 regular season.
Scouting Grand Canyon
The Antelopes of Division-II have played six matches this year but have only reported results in three of them (1-2 record). They were ranked No. 49 in the first, and only, ITA Division-II national poll of the season, released on November 6, 2009. Their only reported win was a 9-0 victory over Whittier College in Los Angeles. Grand Canyon hosted five matches last week, including three tilts against conference mates in the Pacific West. Northern Arizona will be their first Division-I opponent of the season. Junior Cecelia Vergnet plays at No. 1 singles for the Antelopes and has a 5-1 record for the season.
Surprisingly, Northern Arizona is just 13-20 all-time against Grand Canyon. The teams have not met, however, since a 6-1 NAU victory in Phoenix in 2001.
April 29, 2010 Five Lumberjacks Named to All-Big Sky Womens Tennis Team
April 24, 2010 Womens Tennis Tops Montana 4-2, Returns to Big Sky Final
April 23, 2010 Women's Tennis Aiming for Return to Big Sky Final
April 13, 2010 Suhajda Named Big Sky Womens Tennis Player of the Week
April 11, 2010 Womens Tennis Match at Gonzaga Cancelled
April 5, 2010 Win Streak Ends for Womens Tennis at Utah State, 4-3
April 2, 2010 Womens Tennis Back in Action in Utah and Idaho
March 23, 2010 Women's Tennis Back in Action, Hosts Rhode Island Wednesday
February 27, 2010 Womens Tennis Handles Shorthanded Texas-Pan American, 6-1
February 26, 2010 Womens Tennis Winning Streak Ended by UTEP, 5-2
February 26, 2010 Womens Tennis Opens Week With 7-0 Win Over Western New Mexico
February 21, 2010 Women's Tennis Earns Quick 7-0 Win Over Grand Canyon
February 19, 2010 Womens Tennis Bounces Montana State in Home Opener, 6-1
February 18, 2010 Womens Tennis to Host Montana State in Home Opener Friday
February 17, 2010 Wahinepio Named Big Sky Womens Tennis Player of the Week
February 14, 2010 Womens Tennis Claims Big Sky Win at Northern Colorado, 5-2
February 13, 2010 Womens Tennis Falls Short at Colorado State, 5-2
February 12, 2010 Womens Tennis to Play at Rams and Bears; Media Guide Available
January 30, 2010 Wahinepio Wins as Womens Tennis Falls to Arizona, 6-1
January 24, 2010 Womens Tennis Rallies for Season-Opening 4-3 Win Over UCSB
January 23, 2010 Womens Tennis to Begin Season on Sunday vs. UC Santa Barbara
January 7, 2010 Womens Tennis Appears in Latest ITA Rankings
November 15, 2009 Womens Tennis Concludes Fall Season at UC Irvine Invite Day 3
November 14, 2009 Womens Tennis Advances Three Players to Finals at UC Irvine Invite
November 13, 2009 Womens Tennis Perfect on First Day of UC Irvine Invitational
November 8, 2009 Womens Tennis Nets Seven More Victories at Southwest Invitational
November 7, 2009 Womens Tennis Continues Strong Play at Southwest Invitational
November 6, 2009 Womens Tennis Powers Through Opening Day at Southwest Invite
October 17, 2009 Womens Tennis Ends Play at ITA Regional with Doubles Win
October 16, 2009 Golovics Advances in Singles and Doubles at ITA Regionals
October 15, 2009 Womens Tennis Plays Through Busy Second Day at ITA Regionals
October 14, 2009 Doubles Sweep Highlights Womens Tennis in ITA Regional Opening
September 27, 2009 Womens Tennis Improves Dramatically as UNLV Invitational Concludes
September 26, 2009 Perez Victorious for Womens Tennis on Second Day of UNLV Invitational
September 25, 2009 Womens Tennis Battles Through Challenging Opening Day in Las Vegas
September 24, 2009 Womens Tennis Heads to Las Vegas to Begin Fall Season