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2013-14 Northern Arizona Men's Tennis News

July 30, 2014
Coach Kroll Brings In Three Players From Overseas
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a successful first season under head coach Ki Kroll, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team has added three new players to their roster in Tomas Hons, Felix Schumann and Adi Zilberstein for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

July 13, 2014
NAU Athletics Wins Back-to-Back Big Sky Presidents’ Cup
OGDEN, Utah – For the second straight year, Northern Arizona Athletics has captured the Big Sky Presidents’ Cup presented by Red Lion Hotels. NAU finished first in overall in athletic points for the second consecutive year, in addition to claiming the Big Sky Men’s and Women’s All-Sports Trophies in May.

July 10, 2014
NAU Athletics Reaches 100 Percent Staff Giving
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University Athletics is proud to announce that its department has achieved 100 percent staff giving for the 2013-14 school year for the first time in school history.

June 25, 2014
NAU Places 41 Student-Athletes on Big Sky Spring All-Academic
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona men’s and women’s outdoor track & field, men’s and women’s tennis and golf teams placed a total of 41 student-athletes on the spring 2014 Big Sky All-Academic Teams as recognized by the conference office on Wednesday.

May 19, 2014
NAU Captures Men’s and Women’s Big Sky All-Sports Trophy
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona has captured both the men’s and women’s Big Sky All-Sports Trophies, the conference office announced Monday. The Lumberjacks went into the outdoor track championship with the lead, and a sweep by the men’s and women’s teams this past weekend secured NAU the win on both sides. The sweep is the first true sweep by any school since 2000-01.

May 16, 2014
NAU Student-Athletes Exceed Community Service Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University student-athletes have been a bright sight to see in the Flagstaff community and surrounding areas. The Lumberjack student-athletes take pride in giving back, and this past school year was no exception.

May 14, 2014
Women’s Tennis and Swimming & Diving Rank in Top 10 Percent
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona women’s tennis and swimming & diving were both honored by the NCAA for earning Public Recognition Awards, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate. These awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent in each sport. This is the second straight year women’s tennis has received the honor.

May 9, 2014
Forty-Three Student-Athletes to Receive Degrees This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Forty-three Northern Arizona student-athletes will receive their degrees from the university this weekend as part of the Spring 2014 commencement ceremonies. When adding in the 15 student-athletes who participated in the Fall 2013 commencement ceremonies, the NAU Athletics Department produced a total of 58 graduates for the 2013-14 academic year.

May 8, 2014
2014 NAU Men’s Tennis Recap
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It was a complete turnaround from the 2013 season to the 2014 season for the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team. In his first year leading the Lumberjacks, head coach Ki Kroll brought in a new attitude and led NAU to a 13-9 record, its most wins since the 2010 season.

May 1, 2014
Lumberjacks Walk the Carpet in Night of Celebration
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee held the inaugural Louies awards show Wednesday night at the Prochnow Auditorium to celebrate the year that was in NAU Athletics. It was a night of celebration, honoring and recognizing all of the Lumberjack student-athletes for their success in the classroom, in competition and in the community.

May 1, 2014
NAU Breaks Ground for New North Campus Athletics & Rec Center
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Wednesday was a huge day for NAU Athletics as Northern Arizona University held the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new North Campus Athletics & Recreation Center (NC ARC). The facility will be the new home of the NAU swimming & diving and tennis programs and will also enhance the student recreational life experience in addition to further serving the Flagstaff community.

May 1, 2014
Black, Gobatie, Locci & Tomasetti Earn All-Big Sky Selections
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team went into the season picked to finish eighth in the Big Sky Conference this season and the players proved the doubters wrong with a third place finish. After a 13 win season, Kester Black, Jordan Gobatie, Alexandre Locci and Fabio Tomasetti have been named to the All-Big Sky Honorable Mention team.

April 26, 2014
Lumberjacks Fall to Montana 4-1 in Big Sky Semifinals
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team tournament run came to an end in the Big Sky Championship semifinals as Montana defeated the Lumberjacks 4-1. NAU finishes the season with a 13-9 overall record and a 7-3 record in the conference.

April 25, 2014
Men’s Tennis Advances in Big Sky Champions with 4-1 Win
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team never gave up in any match when they were down this season and today was no different in the Big Sky Championship quarterfinals. After trailing 1-0 after doubles play, the Lumberjacks fought back sweeping singles against Northern Colorado and NAU moves on to the semifinals with a 4-1 win over the Bears.

April 24, 2014
Men’s Tennis Faces Northern Colorado in Big Sky Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis has proved the doubters wrong with a 12-win regular season and now the Lumberjacks go into the Big Sky Championships as the No. 3 seed. In the quarterfinals, the Lumberjacks will go head-to-head against Northern Colorado.

April 19, 2014
Men’s Tennis Closes out Regular Season with 7-0 Win
CEDAR CITY, Utah – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team was predicted to finish eighth in the Big Sky Conference this season and the Lumberjacks ended the regular season today proving the doubters wrong with a 7-0 win over Southern Utah to end the regular season with a 12-8 overall record and 7-3 record in the Big Sky.

April 17, 2014
Final Match of the Regular Season in Cedar City
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After clinching a spot in the Big Sky Championships last week, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis squad will have one more match to conclude the memorable regular season in Cedar City to face Southern Utah.

April 15, 2014
Jacobsen, Smith Named Golden Eagle Top Scholar-Athletes
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department held its 36th annual Golden Eagle Awards Tuesday at the High Country Conference Center to recognize its student-athletes for their stellar work in the classroom. Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc., honored 199 Lumberjack student-athletes for their scholastic and athletic accomplishments. The award recognizes student-athletes who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average.

April 13, 2014
NAU Improves Gets 11th Win Over Portland State
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Make it four in a row for the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team as the Lumberjacks ended their Big Sky road trip with a 5-2 win over Portland State to improve to 11-8 this season.

April 12, 2014
Men’s Tennis Gets 4-3 Win over Eastern Washington
CHENEY, Wash. – In their quest to make the Big Sky Championships, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team had a huge 4-3 win over Eastern Washington to improve to 10-8 on the season and 5-3 in the Big Sky.

April 10, 2014
Men’s Tennis Set for Big Sky Road Trip
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After going 2-0 last weekend against in-state rival Grand Canyon and the defending Big Sky Champions, Sacramento State, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team will carry that momentum into this week’s matchups against Big Sky Conference opponents, Eastern Washington and Portland State.

April 6, 2014
NAU Takes Down Big Sky Champs Sac State 4-3
SEDONA, Ariz. – Last season, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team fell to the Big Sky Champions, Sacramento State, 4-3 in Sacramento and the roles were reversed this season in Sedona as the Lumberjacks took down the Hornets 4-3 for the Lumberjacks' final home match this season.

April 4, 2014
Lumberjacks Take Down Lopes 4-3
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team faced off against in-state rival Grand Canyon for the team’s final non-conference match and the Lumberjacks were able to come away with the 4-3 win over the Lopes.

April 3, 2014
Men’s Tennis Get Ready for Final Home Matches
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team will play their final home matches of this season this weekend against in-state rival Grand Canyon and the defending Big Sky Champions, Sacramento State.

March 30, 2014
Lumberjacks Drop Match to Griz 6-1
SEDONA, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis faced the University of Montana in a big time conference matchup. The Griz were able to come away with five singles wins as Montana defeated Northern Arizona 6-1.

March 28, 2014
Men’s Tennis Set to Take on Griz at Home
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team has been playing great tennis of lately and after going 2-1 last weekend with wins against Northern Colorado and Air Force, the Lumberjacks will take that momentum into a crucial Big Sky match against the University of Montana.

March 25, 2014
Kester Black Claims Player of the Week Honor
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After an excellent weekend for the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team, junior Kester Black has been named this week’s Big Sky Player of the Week.

March 22, 2014
UNLV Snaps Lumberjacks Winning Streak
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team closed out this week’s play on the road in Las Vegas against UNLV. The Lumberjacks took just one singles match to three sets and the Rebels took down Northern Arizona 6-1 to end the Lumberjacks four-match winning streak.

March 21, 2014
Lumberjacks Continue Hot Streak & Defeat Air Force 4-3
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – After winning three straight matches in Sedona, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team took their three match winning streak to Las Vegas for two matches this weekend beginning with Air Force. After dropping the doubles point, the Lumberjacks stormed back with four singles wins and the Lumberjacks pulled out the 4-3 victory over Air Force.

March 19, 2014
Lumberjacks Dominate Northern Colorado in 6-1 Win
SEDONA, Ariz. – The Lumberjacks have been playing stellar tennis in Sedona this past week and it continued today as the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team was able to defeat Northern Colorado 6-1 for its third straight win in the Big Sky.

March 18, 2014
Men’s Tennis Set for Three Matches in Four Days
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After winning two-matches in Sedona last week, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team will take its two-match winning streak and face Northern Colorado, Air Force and UNLV this week.

March 18, 2014
Locci Goes Unbeaten & Earns Player of the Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After grabbing two wins in the Big Sky, Northern Arizona men’s tennis freshman, Alexandre Locci has been named this week’s Big Sky Player of the Week.

March 15, 2014
Two in a Row for Lumberjacks after 5-0 Win Over UND
SEDONA, Ariz. – The first Northern Arizona tennis double header was a successful one for the Lumberjacks as the men’s tennis team closed out the double header with a 5-0 win over North Dakota for the Lumberjacks' second straight win.

March 13, 2014
Lumberjacks Sweep Montana State 4-0 For First Big Sky Win
SEDONA, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team played its first home match of the season against Big Sky Conference opponent Montana State. The match was moved to Enchantment Resort in Sedona due to weather conditions in Flagstaff and the Lumberjacks swept the Bobcats for the 4-0 victory and Northern Arizona’s first win in the Big Sky this season.

March 12, 2014
Men’s Tennis Set for First Home Matches of the Season
FLAGSTAFF. Ariz. – After nearly two months of play, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team will finally play its first home matches of the season this week against Montana State and North Dakota. The Lumberjacks will look to snap their three-match losing streak against Montana State on Thursday in Sedona.

March 2, 2014
Locci Picks Up Win In Loss to Weber State
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis squad wrapped up its first Big Sky road trip of the season in Ogden to face Weber State who went into the season picked to finish fourth in the Big Sky Conference. The Wildcats were able to sweep all three doubles matches and Weber State cruised to a 6-1 victory over the Lumberjacks.

March 1, 2014
NAU Drops 4-3 Match to Idaho State
POCATELLO, Idaho – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team traveled to Pocatello to face Idaho State in the Lumberjacks first Big Sky match of the season. Northern Arizona came away with three wins in singles play but doubles play hurt the Lumberjacks as Idaho State was able to pull out the 4-3 win over the Lumberjacks.

February 27, 2014
Men’s Tennis Kicks Off Big Sky Play in Pocatello
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After seven tough non-conference matches, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team will head out on the road for their first Big Sky road trip this season against Idaho State and Weber State beginning on Saturday, Mar. 1 in Pocatello.

February 22, 2014
LMU Ends Lumberjacks Winning Streak in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team traveled to Los Angeles to face Loyola Marymount and the Lions ended the Lumberjacks two-match winning streak with a 7-0 win over NAU.

February 19, 2014
Men’s Tennis Looks to Ride Momentum Against Loyola Marymount
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After going 2-1 on last weekend’s three-match road trip in New Mexico, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis squad will head back out on the road for a match against Loyola Marymount.

February 16, 2014
Lumberjacks Extend Winning Streak After 4-1 Win Over UMKC
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team concluded its three-match weekend in New Mexico with a match against Missouri Kansas City. Kester Black clinched another match for the Lumberjacks, which gave Northern Arizona the 4-1 victory over the Kangaroos.

February 15, 2014
NAU Takes Down Aggies 4-2
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – In their second match in two days, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team faced New Mexico State in Las Cruces and the Lumberjacks were able to dominate the Aggies and pull out the 4-2 victory on the road.

February 14, 2014
Men’s Tennis Begins Road Trip with Loss to Lobos
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team began its three-match road trip on Friday facing the University of New Mexico who went into today’s match ranked as the 72nd best team in the nation. The Lobos played like one of the top teams in the nation as they handed the Lumberjacks a 7-0 loss.

February 13, 2014
Men’s Tennis Begins Three-Match Road Trip in New Mexico
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After taking a week off from play, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will head out for a three matches on the road beginning in Albuquerque to face New Mexico and then ending the road trip is Las Cruces to face New Mexico State and Missouri Kansas City.

February 1, 2014
Lumberjacks Fall to Zags 4-3
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team played its third straight match in Tucson to start out the season, this time facing Gonzaga. The Lumberjacks received singles wins from junior Jordan Gobatie, freshman Fabio Tomasetti and junior Kester Black but the Lumberjacks fell short to the Bulldogs 4-3. Play was delayed three hours due to rain in Tucson.

January 30, 2014
Men’s Tennis Heads Back to Tucson to Face Gonzaga
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team will play its third straight match in Tucson to open the season. Saturday’s matchup will be against Gonzaga who has started the season 2-0. The Lumberjacks are coming off their first win of the season against UC Riverside in Tucson last weekend. Junior Alan Barrios clinched the win for NAU to give the Lumberjacks a 4-3 win and give first year head coach Ki Kroll his first win at Northern Arizona.

January 25, 2014
Kroll Earns First Win at NAU in 4-3 Victory over UC Riverside
TUCSON, Ariz. – For the second straight day, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis was competing in Tucson and the Lumberjacks came away with better results on Saturday with a 4-3 victory over UC Riverside. It is the first win for first year head coach Ki Kroll at Northern Arizona.

January 24, 2014
UofA Hands Men’s Tennis First Loss of the Season
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team faced the University of Arizona in their first match of the season and came away with 7-0 loss at the hands of the Wildcats. In singles play, the junior transfer Jordan Gobatie and junior Alan Barrios were able to pick up set wins in singles play.

January 23, 2014
Men’s Tennis Face Wildcats in Season Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Men’s tennis head coach Ki Kroll will lead his squad down to Tucson, Ariz. to face the University of Arizona for the team’s first match of the season on Friday, Jan. 24. The Lumberjacks bring a lot of new faces to the program this season and Kroll will unveil his newcomers who expect to be key contributors for NAU this season.

January 7, 2014
Big Sky Preseason Polls Released for Tennis
OGDEN, Utah. – With the tennis season right around the corner for the Northern Arizona men’s and women’s programs, the Big Sky Conference preseason polls have been released. The NAU women’s tennis team will enter the season picked to finish third in the Big Sky and the men are slotted in the eighth slot.

December 19, 2013
Fifteen Student-Athletes Participate in Fall Commencement
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Fifteen Northern Arizona University student-athletes participated in Thursday’s Fall 2013 commencement ceremonies at the Walkup Skydome and were commissioned degrees.

November 4, 2013
Men’s Tennis Wraps Up Fall Schedule in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team wrapped up its fall schedule in Las Vegas at the UNLV Easley Invite where the Lumberjacks had two players in consolation final matches in freshman Fabio Tomasetti and junior Jordan Gobatie.

October 31, 2013
Men's Tennis Wraps Up Fall Schedule in Las Vegas
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team will conclude its fall schedule this weekend in Las Vegas, Nev., at the UNLV Easley Fall Invite. The Lumberjacks have improved each meet this fall and look to end on a high note as they face some tough competition as they face schools from across the country including in-state Arizona and Grand Canyon as well as Auburn and Oregon.

October 21, 2013
Men’s Tennis Wraps Up Play at ITA Championships
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis program finished up competing in last week’s ITA Mountain Region Championship in Las Vegas, Nev. where the Lumberjacks were able to pick up six wins in singles play against the top competition in their region.

October 16, 2013
Men’s Tennis Wraps Up Play in California and Heads to ITA Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team wrapped up play last weekend at the UC Santa Barbara Fall Invite where juniors Jordan Gobatie and Kester Black and freshmen Alexandre Locci and Fabio Tomasetti represented the Lumberjacks very well.

October 16, 2013
Gobatie Shines at First Day of ITA Championships
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team finished its first day the ITA Mountain Region Championships in Las Vegas, Nev. and junior Jordan Gobatie shined for the Lumberjacks.

October 7, 2013
Strong Showing for Men’s Tennis at New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team participated in its second fall invitational of the season at the University of New Mexico Balloon Fiesta Invitational in Albuquerque. The invitational featured some tough competition from the southwest and the Lumberjacks competed very well making head coach Ki Kroll proud of the team’s effort and improvement throughout the beginning of fall season.

September 23, 2013
Men's Tennis Wraps-Up First Invitational
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team participated in its first invitational of the fall season and the Lumberjacks came away with some impressive results. Junior transfer Jordan Gobatie won his flight going 4-0 in singles play defeating Strahinja Trecakov from New Mexico State 6-1, 7-6 in the final.

September 19, 2013
Men’s Tennis Begins Fall Schedule in Las Cruces
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team will start its 2013-2014 campaign this weekend in Las Cruces, N.M. at the New Mexico State Fall Invitational. The Lumberjacks will face some tough schools including the University of Arizona, New Mexico, Western New Mexico and Abilene Christian. The Lumberjacks return four players in junior Kester Black, junior Alan Barrios, sophomore Sarp Laleli and junior Trevor Unger. In his first season as the Northern Arizona men’s tennis head coach, Ki Kroll brings in four newcomers to his program.

August 11, 2013
Ki Kroll Named Head Men's Tennis Coach
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Ki Kroll has been hired as the new head coach of the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team, announced today by Dr. Lisa Campos, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics. Kroll brings an extensive coaching experience, including the collegiate, tennis club and youth ranks, with him to the Lumberjack men’s tennis program following the last three seasons at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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