April 26, 2012
Women's Tennis Places Top Four on All-Big Sky Teams
OGDEN, Utah – The top four players in the Northern Arizona women's tennis lineup were selected to the All-Big Sky teams by the conference coaches on Thursday. Junior Ghizelene Doballah and freshman Hannah Stone were voted to the first team and junior Malia Wahinepio and freshman Johanna Vang were named honorable mention selections. It is the sixth consecutive year which the Lumberjacks placed at least four players on the All-Conference teams.
April 21, 2012
Women's Tennis Ends Season with 4-2 Semifinal Loss to Montana
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Northern Arizona women's team could not use the momentum gained from taking the doubles point to reach their seventh straight Big Sky Championship final, falling to Montana, 4-2, in Saturday's semifinal at the Gold River Racquet Club. Montana, the third-seed, will play the top-seeded host and 10-time defending Big Sky champions Sacramento State on Sunday for a berth in the NCAA Tennis Championships.
April 19, 2012
Women's Tennis to Battle Montana in Big Sky Semifinal
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Having gone 7-1 in the conference, the Northern Arizona women's tennis team enters this weekend's Big Sky Championship tournament as the second-seed and will play third-seeded Montana in the semifinals on Saturday at 10 a.m. Top-seeded Sacramento State, the 10-time defending conference champions, is the host and will play fourth-seeded Northern Colorado in the other semifinal at the Gold River Racquet Club in Sacramento, Calif.
April 15, 2012
Women's Tennis Squeezes Past Seattle in Final Season Tune-Up
ISSAQUAH, Wash. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis team secured their seventh consecutive double-digit win season on Sunday by edging by Seattle, 4-3, at the Sammamish Club. The Lumberjacks won their third straight match and will enter next weekend's Big Sky Championship tournament with a 10-12 overall record as the second seed.
April 14, 2012
Women's Tennis Defeats PSU, Clinches Second Seed in Big Sky Tourney
VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis team completed the sweep of Portland State, defeating the Vikings, 6-1, following the men's victory over the host school earlier Saturday. The Lumberjacks clinched the second seed in next weekend's Big Sky Championship, finishing the conference season with a 7-1 record and is now 9-12 this spring heading into their regular season finale on Sunday.
April 13, 2012
Tennis Bound for Portland State, Seattle to Conclude Regular Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona tennis teams will both conclude their regular seasons this weekend with road matches at Portland State and Seattle on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The two matches will wrap up a grueling spring for the Lumberjack tennis squads who combined to play just nine home matches in 40 total matches thus far between the two teams. The two teams have also combined to play 10 nationally-ranked opponents in the ITA top-75 rankings.
April 8, 2012
Women's Tennis Defeats EWU, Continues Big Sky Singles Success
CHENEY, Wash. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis team clinched a spot in the Big Sky Championship tournament with its 5-1 victory over Eastern Washington on Sunday to improve its conference record to 6-1 this season. The Lumberjacks secured the victory by taking five of the six singles matches and snapped their three-match losing streak in the process in pushing their overall record to 8-12.
April 7, 2012
Stone, Pacaut Notch Singles Wins in 4-3 Loss to Gonzaga
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis team dropped its second match of the weekend, 4-3, to Gonzaga on Saturday at the Spokane Racquet Club despite holding a 2-1 advantage in the match. The Bulldogs rallied for three singles wins at that point to reach the four-point threshold needed to secure the victory, sending the Lumberjacks to their third consecutive defeat while falling to 7-12 this season.
April 6, 2012
Women's Tennis Drops 7-0 Match to No. 30 Washington State
PULLMAN, Wash. – The Northern Arizona women's team began its three-match road swing in Washington on Friday by taking on No. 30 Washington State, but fell to the Cougars, 7-0, in the Hollingbery Fieldhouse. The loss dropped the Lumberjacks' record to 7-11 this spring, but seven of those losses have come against top-75 competition in the ITA rankings.
April 4, 2012
Women's Tennis Looking Strong for Three-Match Washington Road Trip
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Entering the final two weekends of the regular season, the Northern Arizona women's tennis team is playing some of its best tennis all season. Sandwiched between two losses to nationally-ranked opponents, the Lumberjacks handed two Big Sky opponents their first conference losses of the season. The Lumberjacks will look to take that momentum with them to the state of Washington this weekend beginning with No. 30 Washington State on Friday.
March 27, 2012
Doballah Earns First Career Big Sky Player of the Week Honor
OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference has named junior Ghizelene Doballah the conference's women's tennis Player of the Week after the Northern Arizona women's tennis team earned two critical home Big Sky wins against Montana and Montana State last weekend. The weekly honor is the first of Doballah's career and second this season for the Lumberjack tennis programs to go along with Shaun Waters' selection on the men's side two weeks ago.
March 26, 2012
Pacaut Wins in Women Tennis' 6-1 Loss to No. 72 Oregon
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis team could not extend its winning streak to three on Monday as they fell to No. 72 Oregon, 6-1, at the Whiteman Tennis Center on the Arizona State campus. Preceded by two conference wins over the weekend, the Lumberjacks still finished with a 2-1 record over the last four days of competition and are now 7-10 this spring.
March 24, 2012
Women's Tennis Nets Five Singles Wins to Defeat Montana State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis rode five singles wins to their second consecutive conference victory and second win of the weekend on Saturday, defeating Montana State, 5-1, at Continental Country Club. The win secured an NAU split with the Bobcats in the two schools' tennis doubleheader after the men's team fell earlier in the day. The Lumberjacks are now 5-1 in the conference and 7-9 overall after their third win in their last four matches.
March 23, 2012
Women's Tennis Edges by Montana, 4-3, for Fourth BSC Win
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis team defeated Montana for the tenth consecutive time on Friday, defeating the Grizzlies, 4-3, at Continental Country Club. It was the third straight meeting which the Lumberjacks defeated the Grizzlies by a single team point, and NAU improved to 6-9 this season and more importantly 4-1 in the Big Sky with the victory.
March 21, 2012
Women's Tennis Prepares for Two Big Sky Matches, No. 72 Oregon
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis team returns to action after nearly two weeks off from competition and will jump back into conference play with consecutive home matches against Montana and Montana State Friday and Saturday. Both matches are set for 1 p.m. starts at Continental Country Club. The Lumberjacks will then head down to Phoenix to play No. 72 Oregon on Monday at 11 a.m. to wrap up their three-match weekend.
March 12, 2012
Women's Tennis Falls to No. 65 Akron
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis team got a doubles win from freshmen Hannah Stone and Johanna Vang, but they dropped the other two doubles matches as well as all six singles matches in a 7-0 loss to No. 65 Akron on Monday at Continental Country Club. The Lumberjacks finished the weekend at 1-1 and will now have 11 days off until their next match, sitting at 5-9 overall.
March 11, 2012
Women's Tennis Hosts No. 65 Akron on Monday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off just their second all-time victory over New Mexico on Saturday, the Northern Arizona women's tennis team hopes to carry that momentum into a showdown with No. 65 Akron on Monday at Continental Country Club. The match is set to begin at 12 p.m.
March 10, 2012
Team Effort Fuels Women's Tennis to 6-1 Win Over New Mexico
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For just the second time in school history, the Northern Arizona women's tennis team defeated New Mexico, 6-1 on Saturday at Continental Country Club. The Lumberjacks earned their first home win of the season and snapped their losing streak at three in the process and moved to 5-8 overall this spring.
March 8, 2012
Pacaut Finding Success, Women's Tennis Hosts New Mexico on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior Alice Pacaut's recent resurgence has been a bright spot for the Northern Arizona women's tennis team as she's won three of her last five singles matches and four of her last five doubles matches. She'll look to continue on her upward swing when the Lumberjacks host New Mexico at Continental Country Club on Saturday at 12 p.m.
March 4, 2012
Women's Tennis Stung by No. 71 Sacramento State in Home Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Playing its first home match of the season, the Northern Arizona women's tennis team could not defeat their longtime nemesis, No. 71 Sacramento State, despite close play throughout the match. The two teams came into the match tied atop the Big Sky standings with a 3-0 conference record, but the Lumberjacks were unable to get their first win over the 10-time defending conference champions since 2001, falling 6-1 to the Hornets on Sunday.
March 3, 2012
Women's Tennis Loses to Nevada; Sunday's Home Match Now at 12 p.m.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis team dropped their second match in a row, 6-1 to Nevada on Saturday, despite two wins from junior Alice Pacaut. The Lumberjacks could not come away with a split in their two-match visit to the Fertitta Tennis Complex and fell to 4-7 this season.
March 2, 2012
Women's Tennis Falls to No. 64 UNLV, 7-0
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team were unable to stretch its winning streak to three matches on Friday, falling to No. 67 UNLV at the Fertitta Tennis Complex by a 7-0 score. The Lumberjacks were fresh off two straight sweeps of their own over Weber State and Idaho State, but were defeated in their first of three matches this weekend. The loss dropped NAU’s record to 4-6 this spring.
February 29, 2012
Women's Tennis Set for Two in Las Vegas, First Home Match on Sunday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With their first home match on tap for Sunday, the Northern Arizona women's tennis team embarks on a tough three-match weekend that features two nationally-ranked opponents and the 10-time defending Big Sky champions. The Lumberjacks will carry a 4-5 overall record, 3-0 in the Big Sky, into Las Vegas, Nev. for a pair of matches against No. 67 UNLV and Nevada before returning home to host No. 72 Sacramento State.
February 20, 2012
2011-12 NAU Tennis Media Guide Now Available
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2011-12 Northern Arizona tennis media guide is now available to the public. Fans can access a PDF version of the media guide or view it digitally via the links above.
February 19, 2012
Women's Tennis Makes Idaho State Second Straight 7-0 Victim
POCATELLO, Idaho – Faced with a quick turnaround and its third match in three days in three different states, the Northern Arizona women's tennis team made it a winning weekend with its 7-0 victory over Idaho State on Sunday. The Lumberjacks won their third Big Sky match of the season and recorded their second straight 7-0 decision after doing so against Weber State yesterday.
February 18, 2012
Women's Tennis Blanks Weber State for Second BSC Win
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona women's team bounced back in impressive fashion from its loss to Arizona State with a 7-0 sweep of Weber State on Saturday. Just as the Sun Devils did to them a day earlier, the Lumberjacks blanked the Wildcats for their second conference win of the season, pushing their record to 2-0 in the Big Sky and 3-5 overall.
February 17, 2012
Women's Tennis Swept by No. 20 Arizona State to Open Weekend Slate
TEMPE, Ariz. – In the first of three straight matches this weekend, the Northern Arizona women's tennis team was swept by No. 20 Arizona State, 7-0, Friday at the Whiteman Tennis Center. The Lumberjacks fell to 0-15 all-time against their in-state foe, and failed to take a set against the nationally ranked Sun Devils despite playing them close in games throughout the match.
February 15, 2012
Freshmen Tandem Leads Women's Tennis into Three-Match Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis team (2-4, 1-0 BSC) enters a tough weekend beginning on Friday at No. 20 Arizona State with two conference road matches to follow at Weber State and Idaho State, all in three consecutive days. This weekend's three matches in three days will be the Lumberjacks' second such stretch this season, with NAU recording a 1-2 mark the first time around two weeks ago.
February 12, 2012
Women's Tennis Drops Close Match, 4-3 to Colorado State
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Despite winning three of the first four singles matches after dropping the doubles point, the Northern Arizona women's tennis team could not seal the deal, falling to Colorado State, 4-3 on Sunday at Miramont Lifestyle Fitness. The Lumberjacks received singles wins at No. 1, 2 and 6 to pull ahead 3-2 in the match, but the Rams claimed the final two singles in three sets to hand NAU its fourth loss of the season.
February 11, 2012
Five Singles Wins Propels Women's Tennis Over Northern Colorado, 5-2
GREELEY, Colo. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis was swept in doubles play, but still managed to earn a victory by virtue of five singles wins in its Big Sky opener against Northern Colorado, 5-2, Saturday at Work Out West. The Lumberjacks' win was their eighth consecutive over the Bears and marked the third straight year they won their conference opener.
February 10, 2012
Women's Tennis Ready for Weekend Pair in Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After mixed results on last weekend’s three-match road trip, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will look to put it all together with matches at Northern Colorado on Saturday and Colorado State on Sunday. The Lumberjacks (1-3) are coming off a 1-2 stretch last weekend, which saw good singles and good doubles play, but not all in the same match.
February 5, 2012
Women's Tennis Singles Rally Comes Up Short in 4-3 Loss to NMSU
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team dropped its second straight match of the weekend on Sunday, 4-3 to New Mexico State at the NMSU Tennis Center, despite a rally in singles play. The Lumberjacks concluded the weekend with a 1-2 record and is now 1-3 this season entering their Big Sky opener against Northern Colorado on Saturday.
February 4, 2012
Women's Tennis Falls 6-1 to Air Force Despite Doubles Wins
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – In the second match of three in three days, the Northern Arizona women's tennis team could not carry their momentum gained from winning the doubles point into singles play. As a result, the Lumberjacks fell to 1-2 on the season following its 6-1 loss to Air Force at the NMSU Tennis Center on Saturday.
February 3, 2012
Wahinepio Clinches Women's Tennis' First Win of Season Over UTEP
EL PASO, Texas – Friday turned out to be déjà vu for the Northern Arizona women's team. For the second consecutive season, the Lumberjacks earned their first victory of the year with UTEP as their victim, as NAU narrowly edged out the Miners, 4-3, Friday afternoon at the El Paso Tennis Club to improve their record to 1-1 this season.
February 2, 2012
Women's Tennis Begins Three-Match Weekend at UTEP on Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will resume its spring season after a week off from competition with a three matches this weekend. The weekend kicks off with a match against UTEP in El Paso, Texas on Friday, followed by matches against Air Force and New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M., on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend will be the first of four sets of three matches in as many days this season for the Lumberjacks.
January 20, 2012
Freshmen Duo Claims Doubles Win in Loss to No. 59 UC Davis
TEMPE, Ariz. – Freshmen Hannah Stone and Johanna Vang teamed for a doubles victory in their collegiate debuts, but No. 59 UC Davis claimed the doubles point by winning the two remaining doubles matches en route to a 7-0 victory over the Northern Arizona women's tennis team on Friday at the Whiteman Tennis Center. Stone and Vang's 8-1 win at No. 2 doubles was the Lumberjacks' only victory of the day in the season opener for both teams.
January 19, 2012
Women's Tennis Opens Spring Season Against UC Davis on Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The quest to snap Sacramento State’s 10-year hold on the Big Sky Conference begins Friday for the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team when they open their 2012 season in a neutral site match against No. 59 UC Davis in Tempe. The Lumberjacks are coming off a 13-10 season in 2011, where they lost to the Hornets for the sixth-consecutive year in the Big Sky Conference final.
January 11, 2012
Lumberjack Tennis Teams Voted Third in Preseason Polls
OGDEN, Utah – With under two weeks remaining until they open their 2012 season, both the Northern Arizona men’s and women’s tennis teams were voted third in the Big Sky conference preseason polls released today as voted on by the conference head coaches. Sacramento State was chosen first on both the men’s and women’s sides atop the polls. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.
November 7, 2011
Hannah Stone Excelling Despite Losing Friend, Teammate
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It was the morning of August 24, 2011 and two of the Northern Arizona women's tennis team's newest recruits, one from California and one from Florida, were texting each other in anticipation of finally starting their Lumberjack tennis careers together. Two recruits from opposite ends of the country would finally be able to see each other for the first time after striking up a friendship on their recruiting trips to the Mountain campus in February. And then everything changed.
November 6, 2011
Women's Tennis Endures Rain in Irvine, Concludes Play in Tempe
IRVINE, Calif. – Due to rain, the Northern Arizona women's tennis team was unable to hit the court at the UC Irvine Fall Invitational on Sunday for the second day this weekend. The inclement weather only allowed the Lumberjacks to compete on Saturday at the three-day weekend tournament, but they found unquestioned success, going undefeated in eight total matches on their only day of competition.
November 5, 2011
Women's Tennis Duo Splits Singles Matches for Second Straight Day
TEMPE, Ariz. – Freshman Hannah Stone and junior Nicole Perez split their respective singles matches for the second straight day at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational on Saturday with the victim in both victories being Ohio State's Kelsey Becker. After Perez defeated Becker on Friday, Stone handed Becker her second loss in as many days, 6-2, 6-2, at the Whiteman Tennis Center.
November 4, 2011
Perez Begins ASU Tourney with Singles Victory
TEMPE, Ariz. – Two members of the Northern Arizona women's tennis team headed down to Tempe for the ASU Thunderbird Invitational and battled through an afternoon dust storm for one singles victory on the first day of competition. Junior Nicole Perez knocked off Ohio State's Kelsey Becker in three sets, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 for the only Lumberjack victory on Friday.
October 14, 2011
Women's Tennis Concludes Mountain Regional Championship
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis team wrapped up play at the ITA Mountain Regional Championships on Friday with two singles matches. Junior Malia Wahinepio was defeated by Juliette Legendre of Nevada, 6-3, 6-2. Junior Nicole Perez was the other Lumberjack to play on Friday, falling to Kristina Voytsekhovich of Utah State, 6-3, 7-6.
October 13, 2011
Mixed Results on Second Day of Mountain Regionals for Women's Tennis
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis team had mixed results on the second day of the ITA Mountain Regional Championship on Thursday, going 1-2 in both singles and doubles play. Freshman Hannah Stone, who was the lone Lumberjack to advance to the third round of the singles main draw after Wednesday's play, fell to New Mexico's Michaela Bezdickova, the fifth-seeded player in the draw, 6-0, 6-0 in Thursday's third round.
October 12, 2011
Stone Advances to Third Round of ITA Mountain Regionals
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Freshman Hannah Stone advanced to the round of 32 at the ITA Mountain Regional Championships following two impressive straight set victories on Wednesday. Stone defeated Kaley Schultz of Colorado State, 6-4, 7-6 in the first round of action and then knocked off Manon de Lanlay of the host UNLV in the second round by a score of 6-1, 6-2.
October 9, 2011
Doballah Finishes Gaucho Classic on High Note for Women's Tennis
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis didn't end the Gaucho Classic as strongly as they started it, but the Lumberjacks still managed a very successful weekend at the UC Santa Barbara tournament. The Lumberjacks gathered one singles win and one doubles win on Sunday to bring their total to six singles and five doubles victories this weekend.
October 8, 2011
Day 2 of Gaucho Classic a Big One for Women's Tennis
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Freshmen Johanna Vang and Hannah Stone each won their second singles matches at the Gaucho Classic to highlight Day 2 at the tournament for the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team. Both Vang and Stone defeated foes from the host school, UC Santa Barbara in the semifinals of Draw C to advance to the finals where they will face each other. Vang took down Stacy Yam by a score of 6-4, 6-4 and Stone knocked off Casey Reede, 7-6, 6-1.
October 7, 2011
Pair of Women's Tennis Freshmen Shine at Gaucho Classic First Day
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis team garnered two singles wins and two doubles win on the first day of the Gaucho Classic on Friday. Freshmen Johanna Vang and Hannah Stone both advanced to the semifinals in the singles draw C after impressive victories over the top-two seeded players in the bracket.
September 25, 2011
Doballah Claims Women's Tennis' Lone Win on Sunday at UNLV Tourney
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis team concluded Day 3 of the UNLV Fall Invite on Sunday with one singles win, courtesy of junior Ghizelene Doballah defeat of Florida Gulf Coast's Zhoe Slaun, 6-4, 6-4. Doballah's win was her second of the tournament as the Lumberjacks had six singles victories in the three day tournament.
September 24, 2011
Women's Tennis Duo Gain Berths into Finals on Day 2 of UNLV Invite
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Juniors Nicole Perez and Ghizelene Doballah advanced to the Flight Four Final with semifinal victories on Day 2 of the UNLV Fall Invitational. Freshman Johanna Vang also won her singles match, giving the NAU women’s tennis team three singles victories on Saturday in Las Vegas.
September 23, 2011
Perez Leads Two Women's Tennis Players into UNLV Invite Semifinals
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A singles victory by junior Nicole Perez highlighted the NAU women's tennis team's first day in Las Vegas for the UNLV Fall Invitational on Friday. Perez defeated Many Mallen of New Mexico State, 6-0, 6-1 in the quarterfinals of Flight Four.
September 18, 2011
Women's Tennis Finishes Aggie Invitational With Six Combined Victories
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The NAU women's tennis team concluded the Aggie Invitational hosted by New Mexico State on Sunday with three singles wins and a sweep of three doubles matches. The three singles wins brought the Lumberjacks' total to 13 for the weekend and the three doubles wins made it nine in three days.
September 17, 2011
Women's Tennis' Doubles Excel at Day 2 of Aggie Invitational
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The second day of the Aggie Invitational was a big one for the NAU women’s tennis' doubles pairs with two duos making it to the semifinals of the tournament. The Lumberjacks’ third doubles team also advanced to the finals of the back draw after winning two matches today.
September 16, 2011
Six Singles Wins Highlight Women's Tennis' First Day at Aggie Invite
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The NAU women’s tennis team opened up their 2011 fall tournament schedule with an impressive performance on Day 1 of the Aggie Invitational hosted by New Mexico State on Friday. With all seven Lumberjacks on the roster in action, six of them advanced to the quarterfinals of their singles draws before bowing out with losses to fall into the back draws.
August 25, 2011
Women’s Tennis Loses Recruit in Car Accident
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Jovana Vasic, a women’s tennis signee from Bradenton, Fla., was killed in a car accident Wednesday morning en route to Flagstaff to attend school and play tennis at Northern Arizona University.
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