POCATELLO, Idaho – Northern Arizona swept doubles and picked up four singles wins to notch their fifth consecutive victory and ninth win in 10 matches in a 5-2 victory over Idaho State on Sunday in Pocatello. NAU remained undefeated in the Big Sky at 5-0 and moved to 10-3 overall with Idaho State remaining winless in conference at 0-6 and 1-11 overall.
The Lumberjacks began the afternoon with another impressive performance in doubles, winning all-three matches and sweeping doubles for the fifth-straight match. Junior Aimee Oki and freshman Nicole Perez won their eight-consecutive doubles match and improved to 10-1 for the season with a 9-8 (7-2) win at No. 2. Juniors Edit Suhajda and Yumi Hasegawa claimed an 8-0 win at No. 3 while an 8-5 NAU win at No. 1 completed a doubles sweep.
Suhajda set the pace in singles with another win at No. 1, outlasted Idaho State's Sophie Dang 7-5, 7-6 (2) while Junior Orsi Golovics claimed a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 2. Perez and Hasegawa, playing at No. 5 and 6 respectively, both continued their incredible winning streaks as each recorded their ninth-straight victory in convincing fashion. Perez rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 win while Hasegawa cruised past ISU's Therese Karlsson, 6-2, 6-1.
Four of NAU's six players have won at least five consecutive singles matches, while all-three NAU doubles teams have won at least five straight matches. NAU has outscored its opposition 31-4 during its five-match winning streak.
The Lumberjacks will look to remain red hot in a non-conference match at Utah State tomorrow at 11 a.m.