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Women’s Tennis Rebounds with Consolation Wins at UNLV Invitational

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – After a tough opening day against elite competition in Las Vegas, the Lumberjacks bounced back on Saturday with four singles wins and a doubles consolation victory. Weekend play at the UNLV Fall Invitational will conclude on Sunday.

In consolation singles play, seniors Orsi Golovics and Yumi Hasegawa, who were playing in the top flight of singles play, both earned straight set victories on Saturday. Senior Aimee Oki added a 6-2, 6-2 win over Gabby Phillips of Illinois State while sophomore Alice Walker picked up a 7-6, 7-6 win.

The only NAU doubles team to advance to Saturday in the main draw was the pair of Hasegawa and Suhajda, but they were downed by Amanda Craddock and Caroline Larsson of Texas, 8-2, in the Flight 2 semifinals. In a consolation match on Saturday, Oki and sophomore Nicole Perez earned an 8-3 win over Carolina Abello and Hannah Esker of Illinois State.

Championship matches and more consolation play will take place to conclude the tournament on Sunday.

Northern Arizona Results

Singles

Consolation

Aimee Oki (NAU) def. Gabby Phillips (ISU), 6-2, 6-2

Annie McCarthy (ILL) def. Nicole Perez (NAU), 6-7, 6-3, 6-2

Alice Walker (NAU) def. Ashton Nisbett (ISU), 6-2, 6-0

Orsi Golovics (NAU) def. Amy Allin (ILL), 7-6, 7-6

Arianne Maack (ISU) def. Malia Wahinepio (NAU), 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

Yumi Hasegawa (NAU) def. Carolina Abello (ISU), 6-4, 6-0

Doubles

Flight 2 Main Draw

Craddock/Larsson (TEX) def. Hasegawa/Suhajda (NAU), 8-2

Consolation

Albers/Maskaljun (UNLV) def. Golovics/Wahinepio (NAU), 8-4

Oki/Perez (NAU) def. Abello/Esker (ISU), 8-3

DID YOU KNOW… The Northern Arizona University athletics department recorded a cumulative grade point average of 3.07 GPA among its more than 300 student-athletes at the completion of the spring semester. It marked the 12th semester out of the last 13 overall that the Lumberjack student-athletes have recorded a 3.00 cumulative GPA or higher. Since 1998, NAU student athletes have earned a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher in 22 out of 24 semesters.

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