Strong Start Not Strong Enough Over Nationally Ranked ASU Women's Tennis ProgramFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team traveled south to take on in-state rivals No. 45 Arizona State in Tempe. The Sundevils prove a strong opponent every year for the Lumberjacks as a Pac-12 conference team. However, this year the Lumberjacks came out with everything they had, beating ASU in doubles to give them an early lead. Despite the effort, the Lumberjacks lost 6-1. The 'Jacks are now 10-4 overall going into the weekend against conference opponent Eastern Washington.
NAU Women's Tennis Travel to ASU and Host Eastern WashingtonFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team will travel south to face the nationally ranked Arizona State Sundevils Friday, March 24 before returning home to host the Eastern Washington Eagles Sunday, March 26. The Lumberjacks are coming off a close 4-3 win over Idaho State, in what was the women's first time playing outdoors in their new Aquatic and Tennis Complex. Northern Arizona increases to 10-3 overall and 5-0 in conference, all the while remaining undefeated at home.
NAU Women's Tennis Defends Undefeated Home Record Against Idaho StateFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The sun and wind proved to be difficult to play in on both sides of the net, as the Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team hosted the Idaho State Bengals late afternoon at the Aquatic and Tennis Complex. The Lumberjacks beat the Bengals in a close 4-3 match after being up 3-0. The 'Jacks successfully defended their undefeated home winning record, now 6-0, and increased to 5-0 in conference.
NAU Women's Tennis To Host Idaho State BengalsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team returns home to host the Idaho State Bengals Tuesday, March 20. The Lumberjacks are coming off their third loss of the season, after Wyoming put an end to the 'Jacks impressive nine-match winning streak in a comeback 4-3 win for the Cowgirls. Northern Arizona is 9-3 overall and will put their 4-0 conference record and undefeated at home streak to the test against the ISU Bengals.
Wyoming Cowgirls Break Winning Streak for NAU Women's TennisLARAMIE, Wyo. — The Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team remained on the road to face the University of Wyoming Cowgirls in what was a heartbreaking end to their nine-match winning streak. The Lumberjacks dropped their first loss in 10 matches 4-3 after the Cowgirls came from behind to get the win. The Lumberjacks are now 9-3 overall, while still remaining undefeated in conference and at home.
NAU Women's Tennis Remains Undefeated in ConferenceGREELEY, Colo. — The Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team traveled to Greeley to take on Northern Colorado in their fourth conference match of the season. The Lumberjacks won 6-1 on the road and increase to 9-2 overall, while remaining undefeated in conference. The 'Jacks will continue the weekend on the road against the University of Wyoming.
Next Up Northern Colorado And Wyoming For NAU Women's TennisFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team is back in action this weekend against Northern Colorado and the University of Wyoming. The Lumberjacks will remain on the road after beating New Mexico 4-3 earlier in the week. The 'Jacks will face the UNC Bears March 17 at 11 a.m. and the Wyoming Cowgirls March 18 at 9 a.m.
Eighth Straight Win for NAU Women's TennisALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team picked up their eighth straight win on the road against the New Mexico Lobos. The Lumberjacks are 8-2 overall, with losses to UC Davis and Arizona, and remain undefeated at home. The Lobos could not end their losing streak against the Lumberjacks, although it was a hard fought battle on both sides.
NAU Women's Tennis Travels to New MexicoFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — It has been nearly 10 days since the Northern Arizona University Women's Tennis team took the court. The Lumberjacks are on a seven-match winning streak and currently undefeated in conference. The 'Jacks are back on the road Tuesday, March 14 against New Mexico after a four-match run at home.
NAU Women's Tennis Wins Seventh Straight Match Over Utah StateFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team swept the Utah State Aggies 7-0 clinching their seventh straight win. The Lumberjacks are 7-2 overall, with losses to UC Davis and Arizona, and remain undefeated at home. The 'Jacks did not drop a set to their non-conference opponent before clinching the match at 4-0.
NAU Women's Tennis Continues Winning Streak over UTEPFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — In their sixth straight win, the Northern Arizona University Women's Tennis team beat the University of Texas – El Paso Miners 5-2 to remain undefeated at home. This win did not come easy for the Lumberjacks, as the women dropped a couple tough games. Northern Arizona moves to 6-2 overall before taking on Utah State Sunday, March 5 at home.
UTEP and Utah State on Deck for NAU Women's Tennis at HomeFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — With five consecutive wins, two straight sweeps and an undefeated home record, the Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team is back in action this weekend against the University of Texas – El Paso Miners March 3 at 2 p.m. and the Utah State Aggies March 5 at 10 a.m. The Lumberjacks will remain at home after coming off two 7-0 victories over Southern Utah and Portland State. Northern Arizona joins Idaho, Montana State and Idaho State as one of the undefeated teams in the Big Sky.
Second Straight Sweep for NAU Women's TennisFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team dominated on the courts over Portland State for their fifth consecutive win. The Lumberjacks swept the Vikings 7-0 at home dropping only one set. Northern Arizona remains undefeated in conference at 3-0 and are now 5-2 overall.
NAU Women's Tennis Sweeps the Southern Utah Thunderbirds at HomeFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona University women's tennis team clinched their fourth straight win, second in conference, sweeping Southern Utah 7-0. In their second home match of the season, the Lumberjacks dominated on every court, not dropping a single set. Northern Arizona is now 2-0 in conference and 4-2 overall this season.
NAU Women's Tennis To Host Southern Utah and Portland StateFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After winning their first Big Sky match 4-3 over Sacramento State, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team is 1-0 and will host two conference opponents in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex. The Lumberjacks will start the weekend on Feb. 25 against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds and conclude with the Portland State Vikings Feb. 26. Both teams are winless in Big Sky play so far.
Blanka Szavay Named Big Sky Player of the WeekOGDEN, Utah – In her second season of action for Northern Arizona University women's tennis, Blanka Szavay was named the Big Sky Player of the Week today, February 22. Szavay is a senior from Soltvadkert, Hungary and the first Lumberjack to claim the honor this season. She has garnered quite a reputation as a Lumberjack going into this season 16-8 in singles overall and 14-4 in doubles overall. She has only dropped a combined three losses in the Big Sky in singles and doubles.
NAU Women's Tennis on Three-Match Win StreakSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — After an entire day of rain, the Northern Arizona University women's tennis team still competed, clinching a 4-2 win over non-conference opponent San Francisco without playing doubles. The match was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. then moved around to avoid the weather. The Lumberjacks seven-woman squad eventually started play around 3 p.m. and came out with a win before the rain started to pick up again. Northern Arizona is now 3-2 overall this season, winning their last three matches.
NAU Women’s Tennis Clinches First Conference Win Over Sac StateSACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Northern Arizona University women's tennis team competed in their first conference match of the season, besting Sacramento State 4-3 early this afternoon. The Lumberjacks dominated the court winning every match in doubles and only dropping three singles matches to the Hornets. Northern Arizona is now 1-0 in conference and 2-2 overall this season.
NAU Women's Tennis Start Conference Play Against Sac StateFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women's tennis team will head to California to start conference play this weekend against 2016 co-regular season champions Sacramento State and take on non-conference opponent San Francisco. NAU is coming off of their first home match and first win of the season 5-2 over Grand Canyon. The Lumberjacks are 1-2 with losses against UC Davis and Arizona.
NAU Women’s Tennis Wins Home Opener Against Grand CanyonFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona University women's tennis team hosted Grand Canyon Friday night in what was their first win of 2017. The Lumberjacks dominated the court 5-2, winning in doubles and only dropping two singles matches. The 'Jacks are now 1-2 so far this season.
NAU Women’s Tennis Home Opener Against Grand Canyon This FridayFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women's tennis team will host Grand Canyon University Friday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex. This will be the first home match of the season for the Lumberjacks. NAU is coming off of a full week of practice after not having to compete last weekend. The Lumberjacks have played in two matches so far going 0-2 against UC Davis and Arizona.
Lumberjacks on the Road Again to Take on the WildcatsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women's tennis team is back in action and on the road this weekend against Arizona. The Lumberjacks will take on the Wildcats in their lone match of the weekend in Tucson. NAU is coming off a close 4-3 loss against UC Davis, after being rained out against Arizona State.
NAU Women’s Tennis Drops First Season Match to UC DavisTEMPE, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women's tennis team fell to UC Davis with a final score of 4-3 in their first match of the season. After being rained out Friday, Jan. 20 against Arizona State, the Lumberjacks are now 0-1 on the season.
Match Cancelled Against Arizona StateFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis match against Arizona State University, originally scheduled Jan. 20 at 1:30 p.m. in Tempe, Ariz., will be postponed at a later date due to rain. The match against UC Davis on Jan. 21 will continue as scheduled. Please check www.nauathletics.com for updates regarding this weekend’s matches.
NAU heads to Tempe to Start the 2017 Women's Tennis SeasonFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women's tennis team will start the 2017 season on the road to face Arizona State and UC Davis. The weekend starts Friday, Jan. 20 against Arizona State and ends Saturday, Jan. 21 against UC Davis. Both matches will be played at ASU.
NAU Women's Tennis Looks Ahead to the 2017 SeasonFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — For the first time in school history, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team finished the Big Sky regular season ranked first, and is now ready to start a new chapter under head coach Ki Kroll. Kroll will serve as the Director of Men’s and Women’s Tennis at NAU after coaching the men’s program for three years. Following what was arguably the best season in program history under former head coach Kim Bruno, the Lumberjacks were picked to finish second in the Big Sky Conference behind Sacramento State. Kroll is confident the Lumberjacks will build off of last season and carry that success into the 2017 campaign.
Newcomer Chiara Tomasetti is Regionally RankedFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — For the first time in at least a decade, the NAU Women’s Tennis team is home to a regionally ranked in singles. Freshman Chiara Tomasetti, ranked 18th in the Oracle/ITA Division I Mountain Regional rankings, was recently ranked with athletes from Nevada, UNLV, Colorado, Denver, Utah, BYU, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Women Ranked Second, Men Ranked Fourth in Preseason Tennis PollsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — In the 2017 Big Sky preseason poll the Northern Arizona men were voted to finish fourth after a 2016 third-place finish in regular season play behind Weber State and Idaho. The women, defending regular season champions, were voted to finish second by the conference head coaches.
NAU Women's Tennis Inks London, England Native for Fall 2017FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team and defending regular season Big Sky Champions recently signed one new addition to the roster. Director of Tennis Ki Kroll will officially welcome Worthy Goldman, a London, England native, in the fall of 2017.
NAU Student-Athletes Continue to Graduate at a High RateINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona University’s NCAA Graduation Success Rate of 84 leads the Big Sky Conference, according to a national report released Tuesday. The NCAA developed the GSR for Division I institutions in 2002 in response to college and university presidents who wanted more accurate graduation data. NAU’s rate is the second-highest in the state of Arizona amongst the Regent institutions.
NAU Women's Tennis Closes Out Action at ITA Regional ChampionshipsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona University women's tennis team competed at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Mountain Regional Championships last week, Oct. 12-14, matching up against some of the strongest talent in the area. Players Eirene Granville, Hailey Rochin, Marta Lewandowska, Hanneke Lodewijks, Blanka Szavay, Chiara Tomasetti and Brandy Walker all competed for the Lumberjacks with Tomasetti leading the way in the win column.
Rochin, Granville Highlight Strong Weekend at University of Arizona InvitationalTUCSON, 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.
NAU Women's Tennis Rounds Out First Tournament of the Fall CampaignLAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team rounded out its first fall showing at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada Invitational this past weekend, Sept. 23-25. Lumberjacks Marta Lewandowska, Hanneke Lodewijks, Blanka Szavay and freshman Brandy Walker all competed over the three-day stretch, combining for six singles wins and three doubles wins overall.
NAU Student-Athletes Welcome Newest Lumberjack Freshmen to CampusFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Greeting the newest wave of Lumberjacks upon arrival at Northern Arizona University, NAU Athletics once again partnered with the university in the annual Welcome Back Jacks. With boxes of items ranging from clothes to snacks, the NAU class of 2020 arrived on campus in mass and the Lumberjack student-athletes were ready to aid in any way possible.
Five NAU Women's Tennis Players Selected to 2016 ITA All-Academic TeamSKILLMAN, N.J. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recently announced the All-Academic Teams and Scholar Athletes for the 2016 season. Northern Arizona University women’s tennis players Emelia Box, Jordan Denesik, Livia Hollosy, Hanneke Lodewijks and Julia Schepp were each selected to the All-Academic Team.
33 Lumberjacks Earn Big Sky Spring All-Academic HonorsOGDEN, Utah – Thirty-three members of the Northern Arizona men's and women's outdoor track & field, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s golf teams were named to the 2016 Big Sky Spring All-Academic Team, announced today by the conference office.
Northern Arizona Opens Search for New Women’s Tennis CoachFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos announced today that a national search for a new women’s tennis coach will begin with the departure of Kim Bruno, who has accepted a head coach position at Michigan State.
NAU Women's Tennis Looks Back on a Memorable 18-Win SeasonFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Finishing at 18-8 overall and 10-1 in the Big Sky, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team put together one of the best seasons in school history. The 2016 campaign became Head Coach Kim Bruno’s – the 2016 Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year – winningest season since her hire in 2006 while just being two wins shy of tying the program-best 20 wins in 1999. What started out as a promising Fall season transformed into a regular season championship and a handful of impressive individual and team performances.
NAU Women's Tennis' Denesik and Her Fight to Becoming a DI Student-AthleteFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It’s been far from an easy journey for Northern Arizona University women’s tennis player Jordan Denesik. Take one glance at her stat line from this season and you will likely be impressed; undefeated in conference matches, a match-clinching performance that moved NAU into first-place standing, a team-best 17 singles wins and an All-Big Sky Second Team selection to her name. But behind every win – and every one of her specialty fist pumps – there is another story to be told.