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Women’s Tennis Opens Conference Play With 7-0 Sweep of Weber State

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona swept doubles and won all six singles matches in straight sets in a dominant 7-0 victory over Weber State Saturday morning in Flagstaff Athletic Club East. The Lumberjacks opened their home and Big Sky schedules with the win, moving to 6-6 overall, while the Wildcats dropped to 3-5 overall and 2-1 in conference play.

"We love playing here at home and we were able to execute and not let them get comfortable," said NAU director of tennis Kim Bruno. "We were looking forward to starting Big Sky play and finally getting a chance to play at home. It feels really good to get our first conference win."

The Wildcats were blitzed early by a Lumberjack doubles sweep. At No. 1, senior Edit Suhajda and Orsi Golovics cruised to an 8-1 win over Weber State's Naseem Eslami and Brittiny Moore. NAU would add 8-2 doubles wins at No. 2 and 3 to easily claim the doubles point.

Singles play also started well for the Lumberjacks, beginning with a 6-0, 6-0 blanking by sophomore Malia Wahinepio at No. 3. Suhajda would notch a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 1, with Golovics following suit with a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 2. Senior Yumi Hasegawa rolled to a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 4 while sophomore Nicole Perez earned a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 5. The NAU sweep was concluded at No. 6, where senior Aimee Oki outlasted Weber State freshman Nittaya Phonarath, 6-1, 6-4.

The Lumberjacks are off until Monday, March 21, when they will face Rhode Island in Phoenix.

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