LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Sophomore Hugo Ramadier had to retire from his third round match after an injury, but the Lumberjacks did add singles and doubles consolation victories on the third day of the USTA/ITA Mountain Region Championships in Las Vegas.
The only Lumberjack player still alive in the main draw of the tournament, Ramadier faced Filipp Pogostkin of Boise State in the round of 32. After dropping the first set 6-4, Ramadier had to retire with the score 1-1 in the second set after sustaining a foot injury.
In singles consolation matches, which were played as single pro sets, NAU Senior David Flodberg picked up an 8-4 victory while freshmen Dominic Bermudez and Bruno Ferreira each recorded 8-6 wins. Flodberg and junior Robin Pezzutto added a consolation doubles win after their opponents from Nevada retired with the score 5-3.
The Lumberjacks will close their fall schedule back in Las Vegas next weekend, sending players to the UNLV Larry Easley Memorial Classic beginning next Friday.
Northern Arizona Results
Singles – Third Round
Filipp Pogostkin (BSU) def. Hugo Ramadier (NAU), 6-4, 1-1, ret.
Singles – Consolation
Dominic Bermudez (NAU) def. Markus Schleuter (MSU), 8-6
Felipe Frattini (NMSU) def. Patrick Schimmelbauer (NAU), 8-6
Bruno Ferreira (NAU) def. Rodrigo Azevedo (ISU), 8-6
Erik Sheldon (BSU) def. Bruno Ferreira (NAU), 8-6
David Flodberg (NAU) def. Gino Octa (UU), 8-4
Doubles – Consolation
Flodberg/Pezzutto (NAU) def. Kuharszky/Ouvard (NEV), 3-5, ret.