FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU men's tennis match Saturday morning versus Northern Colorado will be played on the outdoor courts at Forest Highlands Golf Club beginning at 9 a.m. The location for the women's tennis match, with first serve scheduled for 2 p.m., will be determined following the men's match dependent on the wind.
The NAU men (4-10, 2-1 BSC) will meet Northern Colorado (2-11, 0-6 BSC) to open play at 9 a.m. while the Lumberjack women (7-9, 2-1 BSC) will battle the Bears (5-11, 2-4 BSC) at 2 p.m. Admission for both matches will be free. Forest Highlands Golf Club is located off 89A at Forest Highlands Drive in South Flagstaff.
The Lumberjack men's tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision at Sacramento State and had two matches canceled by bad weather on the road last weekend. NAU is 2-0 at home this season, winning a pair of home Big Sky contests against Portland State and Idaho State. Despite the setback against the Hornets, the Lumberjacks enter the weekend with a 13-5 team record in Big Sky singles matches. Senior David Flodberg has been hot of late, winning his last-three singles matches while also increasing his team-best doubles record with junior Robin Pezzutto to 5-3.
Northern Colorado's men's tennis team comes to Flagstaff on an eight match losing streak, with all-eight losses being 7-0 sweeps. In conference play, the Hornets have earned just a single point, posting a 1-35 Big Sky singles record and 0-18 mark in conference doubles matches. Sophomore Ryan Lane has led the team at No. 1 singles this season. NAU is 8-0 all-time against UNC.
Northern Arizona's women's team is coming off a disappointing 0-3 road trip last weekend after winning five of its previous-six matches. The women have played just one home match so far, a 7-0 win over Weber State, and stand at 2-1 in Big Sky play. Senior Orsi Golovics and sophomore Malia Wahinepio are tied for the team lead with nine singles wins this season, while the duo of Wahinepio and senior Yumi Hasegawa have led the way in doubles with an 8-3 mark. In Big Sky play, NAU has a 12-6 singles record through three conference matches.
The UNC women are 2-4 in conference play, with Big Sky home wins over Eastern Washington and Weber State. The Bears have gone 0-8 on the road this year, including their four conference losses. Sophomore Jennifer Buchanan leads the team with a 10-5 season singles record. The Lumberjacks are 7-2 in their all-time series with the Bears, including a 5-2 win last season in Greeley.