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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.

In singles play, freshman Johanna Vang and junior Alice Pacaut each swept their two matches on Saturday. The Lumberjacks were equally successful in doubles play, with four doubles wins. Junior Malia Wahinepio and Vang teamed up for two of those victories, with junior Ghizelene Doballah and Pacaut pairing for the other two.

While four of their teammates were rained out of competition in California on Sunday, freshman Hannah Stone and junior Nicole Perez wrapped up play in Tempe, Ariz. at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational. Perez earned her second singles victory of the weekend, defeating Catalina Visico of Cal, 6-4, 6-3, and Stone dropped her singles match to Kara Cecil of Ohio State. The two Lumberjacks also played a doubles match, but fell to a mixed pair consisting of Kansas State's Karla Bonacic and Arizona State's Joanna Smith, 8-4.

The Lumberjacks will hope for better weather when they return to the state of California next weekend for their final tournament of the fall season. They will compete at the Northridge Fall Invitational beginning on Friday, November 11.

Northern Arizona Results:

Singles:

UC Irvine Fall Invitational (Saturday):

Johanna Vang (NAU) def. Anna Tatsuno (UCI), 6-1, 6-0

Alice Pacaut (NAU) def. Rachell Andra (UCR), 6-0, 6-4

Vang (NAU) def. Lauren Gibson (UM), 6-3, 6-4

Pacaut (NAU) def. Ayana Simmons (UCR), 6-0, 6-1

ASU Thunderbird Invitational (Sunday):

Kara Cecil (OSU) def. Hannah Stone (NAU), 5-7, 6-2, 10-3

Nicole Perez (NAU) def. Catalina Visico (CAL), 6-4, 6-3

Doubles:

UC Irvine Fall Invitational (Saturday):

Wahinepio/Vang (NAU) def. Mamiit/Tatsuno (UCI), 8-6

Doballah/Pacaut (NAU) def. Vandat (UCI)/Gibson (UM), 8-6

Wahinepio/Vang (NAU) def. Raney/Raney (UCR), 8-2

Doballah/Pacaut (NAU) def. Pattugalan/Bergeson (UCR), 8-4

ASU Thunderbird Invitational (Sunday):

Bonacic (KSU)/Smith (ASU) def. Stone/Perez (NAU), 8-1

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