Mens Tennis Opens Weekend With 5-2 Win Over Air Force
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –
Northern Arizona claimed the doubles point and won four singles
matches to defeat Air Force, 5-2, on Saturday morning in Cadet
Gymnasium. With their second-consecutive victory, the Lumberjacks
improved to 4-2 for the season while Air Force dropped to 1-2.
NAU picked up doubles wins at the No. 2 and 3 positions to claim an early lead. After sophomores Robin Pezzutto and Andrew Reiff cruised to an 8-3 win at No. 3, Freshmen Hugo Ramadier and Kevin Taylor just got past Air Force’s Austin Franics and Matt Wilhelm for a 9-7 win at No. 2 to clinch to the doubles point for the Lumberjacks.
Air Force would claim singles victories at No. 1 and 2, but Northern Arizona was victorious in the other four singles matches to pull away for the victory. Pezzutto cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 3 while Ramadier rallied for a 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 win at No. 4 to improve his team-best singles record to 5-1 for the season. Junior David Flodberg at No. 5 and Taylor at No. 6 both won in straight-sets to complete a successful Saturday for NAU.
The Lumberjacks will conclude weekend play in Colorado tomorrow in a Big Sky match at Northern Colorado, which lost to Air Force, 7-0, earlier this season. Match time is set for 9:00 a.m., beginning a double-header with the NAU women’s tennis team against the Bears.