FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Hosting their first outdoor match in Flagstaff in program history, the Lumberjacks posted a doubles sweep and won all six singles matches in straight sets in a dominate 7-0 victory over Northern Colorado Saturday morning at Forest Highlands. NAU improved to 3-1 in Big Sky play and 5-10 overall while the Bears dropped 2-13 overall and remained winless in the conference at 0-7.
"This is a really positive result for us coming off the loss and rain delays last weekend," said NAU director of tennis Kim Bruno. "Playing in a different venue here at home, it was really nice for us to come out and get this win under our belt. We were more consistent than our opponent today, which is how we have been beat this season."
The Lumberjacks made themselves at home early on their outdoor courts with a doubles sweep. Senior David Flodberg and junior Robin Pezzutto got the first win with an 8-3 victory at No. 2. NAU would add an 8-4 win at No. 3 while the No. 1 match played into a tiebreak. The Lumberjack pair of sophomore Hugo Ramadier and freshman Dominic Bermudez were able to overcome Northern Colorado's duo of Jeff Carlson and Ryan Lane, 9-8 (2), at the top doubles position to complete the NAU sweep.
In singles play, sophomore Patrick Schimmelbauer was first to finish with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 2 over Carlson. Flodberg cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4 while Pezzutto added a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 3. A 6-1, 6-2 win from Ramadier at No. 1 and a 6-2, 6-1 win from Bermudez at No. 5 put the Lumberjacks one win away from the sweep. At No. 6, NAU junior Josh Brown played Northern Colorado's Travis Day into a tiebreak in the second set, finishing off a 6-3, 7-6 (4) victory to finalize a 7-0 Lumberjack win.
Northern Arizona will host two more matches next weekend, starting with a 2 p.m. dual next Saturday, April 9, against Eastern Washington.