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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.

Junior Malia Wahinepio could not get past Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's Gabby Gatewood in the consolation round of Draw A, dropping her second match of the tourney. Junior Ghizelene Doballah was the only Lumberjack to play two singles matches on Saturday, first defeating Colorado State's Kaley Schultz in three sets before falling to Elisaveta Pironkovas in her second match.

As they did on Friday, the Lumberjacks went 2-0 in the doubles brackets. Wahinepio and Vang teamed up to defeat Schultz and Lauren Mulhern from Colorado State, 9-7 in the Draw B semifinals. The Stone and Doballah pair also defeated a doubles team from CSU, beating Adriana Wojakowska and Lauren Pick, 8-5 in a round robin match in Draw C.

The Gaucho Classic concludes tomorrow, highlighted with a Vang-Stone match in the finals of Draw C and Wahinepio and Vang playing in the Draw B doubles final.

Northern Arizona Results:

Singles:

Johanna Vang (NAU) def. Stacy Yam (UCSB), 6-4, 6-4 (Draw C Semifinals)

Hannah Stone (NAU) def. Casey Reede (UCSB), 7-6, 6-1 (Draw C Semifinals)

Gabby Gatewood (SLO) def. Malia Wahinepio (NAU), 6-4, 6-3 (Draw A Consolation)

Ghizelene Doballah (NAU) def. Kaley Schultz (CSU), 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 (Draw B Backdraw)

Elisaveta Pironkovas (LMU) def. Doballah (NAU), 6-3, 6-2 (Draw B Backdraw)

Doubles:

Wahinepio/Vang (NAU) def. Schultz/Mulhern (CSU), 9-7 (Draw B Semifinals)

Stone/Doballah (NAU) def. Wojakowska/Pick (CSU), 8-5 (Draw C Round Robin)