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March 26, 2011

Women’s Tennis Defeated by Nevada, 6-0

RENO, Nev. – Northern Arizona won the first set in three of its singles matches, but Nevada would rally and end up victorious in all-six singles matches for a 6-0 victory over the Lumberjacks late Friday night. Doubles was not played due to time constraints. The loss dropped NAU to 7-7 on the season while Nevada improved to 5-7.

After adjusting their travel schedule to fly to Reno due to impassable roads into Nevada, the travel-weary Lumberjacks began their match with first set wins in three of the singles competitions. At No. 3, sophomore Malia Wahinepio took the first set of her match but ended up losing in three to Nevada's Florence De Vrye, 2-6, 6-4, 6-0. Senior Yumi Hasegawa had an identical first set score at No. 4 before falling 2-6, 6-2, 6-0, while sophomore Nicole Perez could not build off her first set win at No. 5 en route to a 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7) defeat. Nevada would add straight-set wins at No. 1, 2 and 6 to complete the 6-0 sweep.

Northern Arizona is scheduled to face Big Sky rival No. 46 Sacramento State on Sunday at 1 p.m. provided that the team can get to California's capital city.

DID YOU KNOW...The Northern Arizona University athletics department ranked 78th to place among the Top 100 in the final Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings in 2010. NAU ranked among the top 100 schools for the seventh time in the last eight seasons and 12th overall in the last 14 years.