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Men’s Tennis Set for Big Sky Road Trip

The Matchup

Northern Arizona (9-8, 4-3 Big Sky) at Eastern Washington (7-10, 3-3 Big Sky)

Date: Saturday, April 12th

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Site: Cheney, Wash. – Jim Thorpe Fieldhouse

Northern Arizona at Portland State (5-14, 2-6 Big Sky)

Date: Sunday, April 13th

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Site: Portland, Ore. – West Hills Racquet and Fitness Club

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.

Series History

This will be the 13th meeting all-time between Northern Arizona and Eastern Washington with the Lumberjacks holding a 7-5 advantage. Portland State and NAU will be facing off for the 11th time in the school's history with NAU winning nine of the 11 matches.

Coach Kroll Quote of the Week

"The ultimate goal is to make the conference championships. We have continued to improve throughout the season and it has to do with our players' work ethic. As long as we continue to do that, everything will work out."

Lumberjacks Getting Hot at the Right Time

NAU is progressively getting better and better throughout the season and with the Big Sky Championships in sight, Kroll's squad is playing their best tennis at the right time. After a 2-0 week taking down Grand Canyon and defeating the Big Sky Champions, Sacramento State, the Lumberjacks have won six of their last eight matches.

Close to the Finish Line

The Lumberjacks have won four of their last five Big Sky Conference matches and have their sights now set on the Big Sky Championships. The men control their destiny and with three matches left in the season, the Lumberjacks are close to reaching their goal of making the tournament. The Lumberjacks' final three matches are against Big Sky opponents that are below NAU in the standings.  

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