Rochin, Granville Highlight Strong Weekend at University of Arizona Invitational

Senior Hailey Rochin
Senior Hailey Rochin


TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women's tennis team competed in its second fall invitational of 2016 at the University of Arizona this weekend, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Lumberjacks Eirene Granville, Marta Lewandowska, Hailey Rochin and freshman Chiara Tomasetti put together an impressive slate of wins in both singles and doubles action. In doubles, Rochin and Granville won their bracket to finish undefeated on the weekend. Rochin also went 3-1 in singles action, making it to the final round in her draw.

Combined, Northern Arizona posted a 9-7 singles record and an impressive 7-1 doubles record over the three-day stretch.  Granville, entering her sophomore season, captured two wins over Elena Arnaudova from New Mexico State and Alex Taylor from the University of Arizona to finish in seventh place. The Sacramento, Calif. native took down Taylor in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, to end the weekend on a high note. Lewandowska also picked up two singles victories as did Tomasetti, who finished fourth place overall.

Lewandowska and Tomasetti dropped their first doubles match on Friday (Sept. 30), but went on to win the next three over NMSU, Arizona and UTSA. The duo, in their first time being paired together, accounted for three of NAU's seven total doubles victories.

Rochin led the way for the 'Jacks upon reaching the championship round in singles on Sunday, Oct. 2. Although she fell to University of Texas, El Paso's Raven Bennett to finish second, Rochin rattled off three straight wins over Arizona and two players from UTSA.  Rochin, alongside Granville, also paired up to win four straight doubles matches starting with a 6-4 win over UTSA. The duo later defeated Arizona 6-0 in the semifinals, NMSU 6-2 in the finals and New Mexico 7-6 in an added Sunday (Oct. 2) match.

Northern Arizona's next fall showing is set for the week of Oct. 12-16 at the annual ITA Mountain Regionals in Albuquerque, N.M.