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November 13, 2009

Women’s Tennis Perfect on First Day of UC Irvine Invitational

IRVINE, Calif. – Northern Arizona went 6-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles to complete a perfect opening day at the UC Irvine Fall Invitational. The Lumberjacks are joined in the weekend tournament by host UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Santa Clara, Loyola Marymount, Santa Clara and Division-II UC San Diego.

In the top singles bracket, NAU junior Orsi Golovics got by Montana’s Rebecca Bran, 6-2, 7-6. Juniors Edit Suhajda and Yumi Hasegawa both rallied after first-set losses to win in three, while junior Aimee Oki and freshmen Malia Wahinepio and Nicole Perez claimed straight-set victories.

Golovics and Wahinepio teamed to whitewash Kimmie Cox and Kacie Wagner of Santa Clara, 8-0, to highlight doubles play. Oki and Suhajda recorded an 8-3 victory while Perez and Hasegawa posted an 8-4 win to complete a perfect Friday for the Lumberjacks.

NAU looks to continue its outstanding play on Saturday when play resumes in Irvine at 9 a.m.

Northern Arizona Results

Singles

Orsi Golovics (NAU) def. Rebecca Bran (Montana) 6-2, 7-6
Edit Suhajda (NAU) def. Nadia Sakhakorn (UCR) 1-6, 7-5, 6-2
Malia Wahinepio (NAU) def. Bliss Nixon (LMU) 6-1, 7-6
Yumi Hasegawa (NAU) def. Roxanne Plata (UCR) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Nicole Perez (NAU) def. Natalie McKay (UCR) 7-5, 7-5
Aimee Oki (NAU) def. Isabelle Hoy (Santa Clara) 6-0, 6-3

Doubles

Golovics/Wahinepio (NAU) def. Wagner/Cox (Santa Clara) 8-0
Oki/Suhajda (NAU) def. McCullough/McKay (UCR) 8-3
Hasegawa/Perez (NAU) def. Nixon/Garcia-Planas (LMU) 8-4