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.
NAU Women's Tennis' Kim Bruno Named Big Sky Conference Coach of the YearODGEN, Utah – After notching one of the best seasons in school history, Head Coach Kim Bruno of the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team was named the Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year for the second time since her inaugural season in 2006. The Lumberjacks not only finished the 2016 campaign with a remarkable 18-8 overall record, but brought home the program’s first-ever regular season co-championship with a 10-1 record in conference matches.
Four NAU Women's Tennis Players Earn All-Conference NodsODGEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference office announced today, May 6, the 2016 All-Conference selections for women’s tennis. Four Lumberjacks in Hanneke Lodewijks, Blanka Szavay, Jordan Denesik and Marta Lewandowska each earned All-Big Sky nods after a historical season finishing 18-8 overall and winning the program's first-ever regular season title.
NAU Athletics Caps 2015-16 Year with the Louie's AwardsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The stars aligned on Monday night for the third annual Louie's Awards hosted by the Northern Arizona University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. During a fun night for all in attendance, student-athletes, coaches, staff and administration all gathered at the Prochnow Auditorium to look back and revel in yet another outstanding academic year.
Lumberjack Women's Tennis Notches a Runner-up Finish at Big Sky TournamentGOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team fell 4-0 to the University of Idaho this afternoon, May 1, in the Big Sky Conference Tournament Championship. Despite the loss, Northern Arizona had one of its best seasons in school history finishing 18-8 overall and notching the program’s first-ever Big Sky Regular Season Co-Championship. The 2016 campaign becomes Head Coach Kim Bruno’s winningest season since she was hired in 2006.
NAU Women's Tennis Punches Its Ticket to Big Sky Conference Tournament ChampionshipGOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team will advance to the Big Sky Conference Tournament Championship tomorrow, May 1 after defeating Weber State 4-1 in the semifinals. The Lumberjacks have now reached the second highest season win total in program history at 18-7, giving Head Coach Kim Bruno her winningest season since arriving in 2006. Northern Arizona will face the winner of University of Idaho (No. 3) and Sacramento State (No. 2) in the finals at 10 a.m.
Big Sky Tournament Semifinals on Tap for NAU Women's TennisFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With a No. 1 seed and a first-round bye, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team will square off in the Big Sky Conference Tournament semifinals on Saturday, April 30 in Gold River, Calif. Head Coach Kim Bruno and the Lumberjacks will face the lowest remaining seed of Eastern Washington (No. 6), Weber State (No. 4) or Montana State (No. 5). With a 17-7 overall record and 10-1 mark in Big Sky matches, the ‘Jacks looks to stay hot as they seek their second championship trophy this season.
Jackson and Montano Take Home Top Scholar Honors at Golden Eagle AwardsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 38th annual Golden Eagle Awards luncheon was held on Wednesday at the NAU High Country Conference Center with a total of 187 Northern Arizona student-athletes being honored for their scholastic and athletic achievements. Senior diver Chelsea Jackson and senior distance runner Alejandro Montano were selected as the Scholar-Athletes of the Year during another outstanding luncheon.
Denesik, Huff, Gaskell and Vander Ploeg Receive NAU Gold Axe AwardFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Gold Axe Award is rich in history at Northern Arizona University. Awarded to exceptional graduating seniors each semester, the Gold Axe is a symbol of all-around excellence and contribution to the university. What is also rich in history is the NAU Athletics representation during the award ceremony and the Spring 2016 semester was no different as Jordan Denesik (women’s tennis), Alex Huff (swimming & diving), Kirsten Gaskell (dance) and Janae Vander Ploeg (volleyball) were among the 43 recipients on Monday night. In addition, Huff was also named the Distinguished Senior for the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences.
The Field is Set for Big Sky Championships with NAU Women's Tennis Holding the No. 1 SeedFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With a regular season Big Sky Conference championship in their back pocket, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team is set for the Big Sky Tournament April 29-May 1 in Gold River, Calif. The Lumberjacks, at the No. 1 seed, will have a first-round bye and play the lowest remaining seed of either Eastern Washington (No. 6), Weber State (No. 4) or Montana State (No. 5).
NAU Women's Tennis Wins 2016 Regular Season Title With Sweep Over Southern UtahCEDAR CITY, Utah – For the first time in program history, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team captured the 2016 Big Sky Conference regular season championship with a 7-0 sweep over Southern Utah University. The Lumberjacks finished 10-1 in conference matches and improve to 17-7, tying Head Coach Kim Bruno’s winningest season in 2003. Northern Arizona locked in its No. 1 seed in the Big Sky Conference Tournament, which will take place in Gold River, Calif. April 29-May 1.
The Regular Season Crown Awaits NAU Women's Tennis In Final Conference Match at SUUFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This Saturday, April 23, might be the most heavily anticipated day of the year for the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team. With a 9-1 Big Sky Conference record – 16-7 overall – Head Coach Kim Bruno and the Lumberjacks have positioned themselves to make history in their final regular season match of the 2016 campaign. With a win over Southern Utah, NAU will bring home the Big Sky Conference regular season crown for the first time in school history.
NAU Women's Tennis Sweeps the Fighting Hawks in Final Home Match of 2016FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team swept the University of North Dakota in their final home match of the 2016 campaign. Head Coach Kim Bruno and the Lumberjacks are now 16-7 this year, which is just one win away from matching the second highest season win total in program history, and 9-1 in the Big Sky. Northern Arizona finished with a 6-1 record at home in the inaugural season in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex.
NAU Women's Tennis Playing Host to North Dakota in Last Home Match of the SeasonFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team is within arm’s reach of a regular season Big Sky Conference title as the ‘Jacks are set to face North Dakota on Saturday, April 9 in their last home match of the 2016 campaign. Head Coach Kim Bruno and her squad are 8-1 in the Big Sky and 15-7 overall, becoming the first team to secure a spot in the conference tournament. With a win over the Fighting Hawks, and Southern Utah later this month, the hardware is all NAU’s.
NAU Women's Tennis' Lodewijks, Szavay Land in ITA National Doubles RankingsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced yesterday, April 5, the Division I women’s national doubles rankings. Northern Arizona University women’s tennis players Hanneke Lodewijks and Blanka Szavay are now ranked No. 81 in the country after an impressive couple weeks for the Lumberjacks.
NAU Women's Tennis' Blanka Szavay Earns Second Career POTW HonorOGDEN, Utah – Sophomore Blanka Szavay, for the second time this season, was named the Big Sky Tennis Player of the Week the conference office announced today, April 5. Szavay is coming off an incredible three matches this past weekend finishing a combined 5-0 at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles alongside Hanneke Lodewijks. Her performance helped the ‘Jacks maintain their first place conference standing with a 15-7 overall record and an 8-1 mark in the Big Sky.
NAU Women's Tennis Remains in First Place After 5-2 Win Over Weber StateOGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team is on track to have one of the best seasons since Head Coach Kim Bruno’s tenure began in 2006. With a 5-2 win over the second place Weber State Wildcats, the Lumberjacks improve to a stellar 15-7 record including an 8-1 mark in conference play. With a first place standing- and a regular season championship- on the line, Bruno’s squad continues to step up when it matters most.