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Men’s Tennis Records 7-0 Home Win Over Scottsdale Community College

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona improved to 4-0 at home this season with a 7-0 victory over Scottsdale Community College on Sunday in Flagstaff Athletic Club East. The Lumberjacks, who swept doubles and won all-six singles matches in straight-sets, improved to 8-4 on the season with the victory in their penultimate home match of the 2010 campaign.

Facing a talented Scottsdale Community College squad with several future university-level tennis players, the Lumberjacks jumped to an early lead by sweeping the doubles point. Sophomores Robin Pezzutto and Andrew Reiff claimed the easiest win with an 8-3 triumph at No. 1, while NAU wins of 8-6 and 8-4 at No. 2 and 3, respectively, gave the home team the early lead.

Northern Arizona was strong in singles as well, headlined by a 6-0, 6-0 sweep for junior David Flodberg at No. 5. Freshman Hugo Ramadier recorded an impressive 6-0, 6-2 win over SCC’s Sean O’Grady at No. 2, while freshman Patrick Schimmelbauer and Pezzutto posted identical 6-2, 6-2 wins at No. 3 and 4, respectively. Reiff was locked in a tight battle with the Artichokes’ Javier Millan at No. 1 before Millan retired due to injury with the score 4-1 in the second set after Reiff took the first set, 7-6 (4). The match concluded with the closest battle of the day at No. 6, where NAU freshman Kevin Taylor outlasted Jonathan Knowlman, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (7).

The Lumberjacks return to action on Friday, March 12, when they will host Montana at 1 p.m. in their final home match of the season.

DID YOU KNOW…Thirty-five Northern Arizona University student-athletes and department student assistants participated in spring commencement ceremonies on the NAU campus and were commissioned degrees as part of the Class of 2009.