FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — After a 4-0 win over UC Riverside earlier this afternoon, the Northern Arizona Men's Tennis team was back on the court for their second match against Southern Utah. The Lumberjacks hosted the Thunderbirds at the Aquatic and Tennis Complex in their third home match and fourth conference match. The Lumberjacks won 6-1 increasing their conference record to 4-0, and garnering an undefeated record at home.
Northern Arizona dominated in doubles winning on every court before clinching the match on courts two and three, respectively. NAU's Tim Handel and Ruben Montano paired to start doubles competition off strong beating SUU's Guy Feigin and Sergio Palacio 6-1. Lucas Taylor and David Nguyen also paired for the Lumberjacks, clinching the doubles point over SUU's Cedric Rupa and Nicolas Schmidt 6-3. Overall the 'Jacks have won 17 doubles matches.
The Lumberjacks went into singles 1-0 and dominated the next three matches to clinch the win at 4-0. NAU's Montano started singles off strong winning on court four 6-1, 6-0 and then NAU's No. 18 Handel finished next with a 6-3, 6-0 win over SUU's Conor Tordoff. Nguyen, in just his second appearance this season, clinched the win for the 'Jacks on court five besting SUU's Schmidt 6-2, 6-2 after beating him earlier in doubles. The Lumberjacks continued to overcome the Thunderbirds winning 6-1 after Southern Utah was able to get their lone point in a final attempt over NAU's Harun Ajanovic.
Northern Arizona is 8-6 overall, coming off a 3-0 weekend at home, before hosting Weber State and Idaho State March 25 and March 26, respectively. Both matches next weekend will start at 10 a.m. at the Aquatic and Tennis Complex and are free for those who attend.
- Sebastian Eguez/Felix Schumann (NAU) vs. Conor Tordoff/Micah Alba (SUU) abandoned
- Tim Handel/Ruben Montano (NAU) def. Guy Feigin/Sergio Palacio (SUU) 6-1
- Lucas Taylor/David Nguyen (NAU) def. Cedric Rupa/Nicolas Schmidt (SUU) 6-3
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1
- Tim Handel (NAU) def. Conor Tordoff (SUU) 6-3, 6-0
- Sebastian Eguez (NAU) def. Micah Alba (SUU) 6-3, 6-2
- Felix Schumann (NAU) def. Guy Feigin (SUU) 6-7, 7-5, 10-8
- Ruben Montano (NAU) def. Sergio Palacio (SUU) 6-1, 6-0
- David Nguyen (NAU) def. Nicolas Schmidt (SUU) 6-2, 6-2
- Cedric Rupa (SUU) def. Harun Ajanovic (NAU) 3-6, 6-1, 4-6
Order of Finish: 4, 1, 5*, 2, 6, 3