NAU’s Tim Handel ranked regionallyFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Tim Handel was recently ranked in singles earlier this month in the Oracle/ITA Division I Mountain Regional rankings. Handel became the first athlete in school history to receive a singles ranking in men’s tennis. The sophomore was ranked 13th among athletes from UNLV, Utah State, Denver, Utah, New Mexico State, New Mexico and Boise State.
Women Ranked Second, Men Ranked Fourth in Preseason Tennis PollsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — In the 2017 Big Sky preseason poll the Northern Arizona men were voted to finish fourth after a 2016 third-place finish in regular season play behind Weber State and Idaho. The women, defending regular season champions, were voted to finish second by the conference head coaches.
NAU Student-Athletes Continue to Graduate at a High RateINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona University’s NCAA Graduation Success Rate of 84 leads the Big Sky Conference, according to a national report released Tuesday. The NCAA developed the GSR for Division I institutions in 2002 in response to college and university presidents who wanted more accurate graduation data. NAU’s rate is the second-highest in the state of Arizona amongst the Regent institutions.
Handel, Schumann Highlight Strong Weekend at ITA Mountain RegionalsLAS VEGAS, Nev. – After the success Northern Arizona University men’s tennis player Tim Handel had last season in his rookie campaign, the Vegas odds were surely tipped in his favor this weekend at the annual ITA Mountain Regional Championships. Handel along with Felix Schumann both tallied wins against seeded opponents, with Handel seeded at No. 17 and making it all the way to the main draw quarterfinals to finish 4-1 in singles. Schumann posted a 2-2 singles record with his biggest victory coming over a No. 9 seed.
NAU Men's Tennis Returns From UNM Balloon InvitationalALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team finished out its third fall showing of the 2016 campaign this weekend, Oct. 7-9, at the University of New Mexico Balloon Invitational. Newcomer Sebastian Eguez posted the best singles record of 4-0, finishing first in his flight, while Harun Ajanovic finished third place and 2-2 overall. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks went head-to-head with four other programs in New Mexico State, University of New Mexico, Air Force Academy and Abilene Christian University.
NAU Men's Tennis Wraps Up Play at the ITA All-American ChampionshipsTULSA, Okla. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team had its second fall showing this past weekend, Oct. 1-2, at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. Just three Lumberjacks in Sebastian Eguez, Tim Handel and Lucas Taylor competed for Head Coach Ki Kroll in the prequalifying draw featuring 256 players from all over the country.
First Fall Tournament in the Books for NAU Men's TennisTUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team kicked off its fall campaign this past weekend (Sept. 23-25) at the University of Arizona Invitational. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks strung together a handful of tough performances in both singles and doubles action as sophomore Ruben Montano won his bracket – notching a perfect 3-0 record – and doubles pair Tim Handel and Sebastian Iguez finished third place in the No. 1 doubles draw.
NAU Men's Tennis' Adi Zilberstein Named to 2016 ITA All-Academic TeamSKILLMAN, N.J. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recently announced the All-Academic Teams and Scholar Athletes for the 2016 season. Northern Arizona University men’s tennis player Adi Zilberstein, going into his junior year and majoring in Construction Management, landed on the All-Academic Team.
33 Lumberjacks Earn Big Sky Spring All-Academic HonorsOGDEN, Utah – Thirty-three members of the Northern Arizona men's and women's outdoor track & field, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s golf teams were named to the 2016 Big Sky Spring All-Academic Team, announced today by the conference office.
Another Winning Season for NAU Men's Tennis Behind Roster of UnderclassmenFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With every player returning next season, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team made tremendous strides over the course of the 2016 campaign. Head Coach Ki Kroll – in his third season with NAU – finished with a winning record of 13-12 and 8-3 in the Big Sky. The Lumberjacks were led by underclassmen this season who, despite the challenging non-conference and conference schedules, stepped up time and time again when called upon.
NAU Men's Tennis' Handel and Taylor Pick Up All-Big Sky HonorsODGEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference office announced today, May 6, the 2016 All-Conference selections for men’s tennis. Two Lumberjacks in freshmen Tim Handel and Lucas Taylor both earned All-Big Sky nods following a 13-12 finish to the 2016 campaign and an 8-3 record in the Big Sky.
NAU Athletics Caps 2015-16 Year with the Louie's AwardsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The stars aligned on Monday night for the third annual Louie's Awards hosted by the Northern Arizona University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. During a fun night for all in attendance, student-athletes, coaches, staff and administration all gathered at the Prochnow Auditorium to look back and revel in yet another outstanding academic year.
NAU Men's Tennis Drops Hard-Fought Battle to Idaho in Big Sky Tournament SemifinalsGOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team dropped a hard-fought battle in the Big Sky Conference Tournament Semifinals to the No. 2 seed University of Idaho with a final score of 4-1. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks finished the 2016 campaign with an overall record of 13-12 and a third place regular season finish in the Big Sky.
NAU Men's Tennis Tops Montana State 4-0 to Advance to Big Sky Tournament SemifinalsGOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team took down Montana State University for the second straight time in the first round of the Big Sky Conference Championships. The Lumberjacks – at the No. 3 seed – will face the No. 2 seed University of Idaho tomorrow, April 30 in the semifinals at 4:30 p.m. Head Coach Ki Kroll and his squad improve to 13-11 overall this season.
Jackson and Montano Take Home Top Scholar Honors at Golden Eagle AwardsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 38th annual Golden Eagle Awards luncheon was held on Wednesday at the NAU High Country Conference Center with a total of 187 Northern Arizona student-athletes being honored for their scholastic and athletic achievements. Senior diver Chelsea Jackson and senior distance runner Alejandro Montano were selected as the Scholar-Athletes of the Year during another outstanding luncheon.
NAU Men's Tennis Set to Face Montana State in Big Sky Tournament QuarterfinalsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team has won six of its last seven matches and looks to make a splash in the Big Sky Conference Tournament this weekend. Head Coach Ki Kroll and his squad will face Montana State University in the quarterfinals on Friday, April 29 at 2 p.m. in Gold River, Calif. With an 8-3 mark in conference matches, NAU secured the No. 3 seed while MSU enters postseason action at No. 6.
NAU Men's Tennis Enters Big Sky Conference Championships at No. 3 SeedFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Winning the last six of seven matches, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team locked in the No. 3 seed after taking down Montana State 6-1 on Saturday, April 23. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks notched a 12-11 overall regular season record including an 8-3 mark in the Big Sky, and will face Montana State again in the first round of the tournament on Friday, April 29 in Gold River, Calif.
NAU Bests MSU 6-1 in Final Regular Season Match of the SeasonFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In the team’s final home and regular season match of the year, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis squad scored its fifth-consecutive conference win and made it six of its last seven overall with a 6-1 victory over Big Sky foe Montana State Saturday afternoon at the Aquatic and Tennis Complex.
Final Home Match of the 2016 Campaign on Tap for NAU Men's TennisFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team is locked in for the Big Sky Conference Tournament (April 29-May 1), likely a No. 5 seed, and will have one final home match this Saturday, April 23 against Montana State University. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks look to end their regular season on a high note, as they are currently 11-11 overall and 7-3 in the Big Sky. Match time is set for 1 p.m. in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex.
Montano Picks Up Sixth Straight Singles Win in NAU Men's Tennis' Loss at GCUPHOENIX, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team closed out its non-conference slate this afternoon, April 16, at Grand Canyon University where they fell to the Lopes 6-1. Grand Canyon, who recently captured a share of the Western Athletic Conference regular season title, moves to 13-7 overall while the Lumberjacks drop to 11-11.
NAU Men's Tennis Looks to Stay Hot Against Grand Canyon University This WeekendFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off a 7-0 sweep over Southern Utah, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team hopes to keep its five-match win streak alive over in-state foe Grand Canyon University. On Saturday, April 16, NAU will make the trek to Phoenix to face the 12-7 Lopes. Following the Lumberjacks’ win over the Thunderbirds last weekend, Head Coach Ki Kroll and his young crew jumped out to a winning record at 11-10 including a 7-3 mark in the Big Sky.
NAU Men's Tennis Sweeps the Thunderbirds for Fifth Straight WinCEDAR CITY, Utah – Following today’s 7-0 sweep over Southern Utah, and despite a lengthy rain delay, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team jumped out to a winning record at 11-10 overall including a 7-3 mark in Big Sky matches. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks, who were in fourth place heading into today, have positioned themselves for a spot in the conference tournament.
Southern Utah Up Next for NAU Men's Tennis in Cedar CityFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Now fourth place in the Big Sky standings, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team is coming off a 2-0 weekend with wins over second place Sacramento State and University of Northern Colorado. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks move into double-digit wins at 10-10 overall, including a 6-3 mark in the Big Sky, with Southern Utah up next on Saturday, April 9.
NAU Men's Tennis' Tim Handel Picks up First Career Big Sky Weekly HonorOGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team picked up two big wins this past weekend over Sacramento State, who was in first place at the time, and Northern Colorado to improve to 10-10 overall and 6-3 in the Big Sky. Now in fourth place, the ‘Jacks are starting to peak at the right time, much in part to freshman Tim Handel’s contributions at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles.
NAU Men's Tennis Wins Fourth Straight Match With 5-2 Victory over Northern ColoradoFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team walked away with their fourth straight win this afternoon over the University of Northern Colorado. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks have now reached double-digit wins to improve to 10-10 overall and 5-3 in the Big Sky following today’s 5-2 victory. With just three matches remaining in the regular season, NAU looks to finish on a high note heading into the conference tournament April 29-May 1.
NAU Men's Tennis Cruises Past Big Sky Leader Sacramento StateFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team took down the current Big Sky leader Sacramento State this afternoon in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex with a final score of 6-1. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the ‘Jacks handed the Hornets their first conference loss of the 2016 campaign to move to 9-10 overall and 5-3 in the Big Sky. Sac State drops to 9-12 overall and 7-1 in the Big Sky.
NAU Men's Tennis Playing Host to Sac State, Northern Colorado This WeekendFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team is coming off a strong weekend at home with sweeps over University of North Dakota and Arizona Christian to move to 8-10 on the season. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the ‘Jacks will return to the Aquatic and Tennis Complex this Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 to face Sacramento State and Northern Colorado respectively.
Two Sweeps on the Day for NAU Men's TennisFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In today’s (March 26) home double header versus the University of North Dakota and Arizona Christian University, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team pulled out two wins to improve to 8-10 overall and 4-3 in the Big Sky. The Lumberjacks started the morning off with a sweep over North Dakota and ended the day with a sweep over Arizona Christian. Head Coach Ki Kroll and his squad seem to be finding their groove at the right time heading into the final five matches of the regular season.
NAU Men's Tennis Prepping for Next Two Matches Versus North Dakota, Arizona ChristianFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team, now 6-10 on the year, have two more home matches on tap against Big Sky foe University of North Dakota and Arizona Christian, both to be played on Saturday, March 26. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks are coming off an encouraging weekend with a 5-2 win at Idaho State and a competitive showing against current Big Sky leader Weber State University.
NAU Men's Tennis' Handel, Lee Pick Up Wins at Big Sky Leader Weber StateOGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team fell to Weber State this afternoon, March 20, with a final score of 5-2. The Wildcats remain undefeated (5-0) in Big Sky matches and at the top of conference standings. The Lumberjacks put up a fight against the current league leader, including yet another win for doubles tandem Jackson Lee and Felix Schumann as well as a pair of solo victories on courts one and five.
NAU Men's Tennis Pulls Out a Strong 5-2 Win at Idaho StatePOCATELLO, Idaho – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team captured its third Big Sky victory over Idaho State this afternoon with a final score of 5-2. The Lumberjacks, now 6-9 overall and 3-2 in conference matches, look to carry this momentum into tomorrow’s (March 20) match versus current league-leader Weber State University.
NAU Men's Tennis to Take on Idaho State, Weber State This WeekendFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team, now 5-9 this season, will be back on the road this weekend against Idaho State on Saturday, March 19 and Weber State on Sunday, March 20. The Lumberjacks have two Big Sky victories already in 2016 and look to get back on track following their loss versus No. 63 University of New Mexico on Monday, March 14.
No. 63 University of New Mexico Tops NAU Men's Tennis on the RoadALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team faced its fourth ranked opponent this season in No. 63 University of New Mexico. The Lobos have now won nine straight matches with their 7-0 win over the ‘Jacks and are 11-10 overall. Northern Arizona falls to 5-9 in the 2016 campaign.
NAU Men's Tennis Set to Face Another Ranked Foe in No. 63 New MexicoFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team is coming off a solid victory over Eastern Washington University and will be back in action on Monday, March 14 at No. 63 University of New Mexico. The Lumberjacks are 5-8 this season and their win over EWU marked their second Big Sky victory in 2016. The freshmen class continues to pace NAU as they account for 15 of NAU’s 28 singles victories this season primarily behind Tim Handel (6-7) and Lucas Taylor (7-5).
Lumberjack Men's Tennis Rolls Past Eastern Washington 5-2Cheney, Wash. – Coming off a tough loss to the University of Idaho, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team responded by taking down another Big Sky foe in Eastern Washington University with a final score of 5-2. The Eagles came into this weekend at the top of the conference standings at 3-0 and 7-5 overall, but drop to 7-7 and 3-2 in conference after facing Idaho State on March 5 and Northern Arizona today, March 6.
NAU Men's Tennis Falls to Defending Big Sky Champions University of IdahoCHENEY, Wash. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team dropped a heartbreaker this afternoon (March 5) to the defending Big Sky champions University of Idaho with a final score of 4-3. Northern Arizona falls to 4-7 overall, 1-2 in conference play, with a chance to bounce back tomorrow (March 6) against current league leader Eastern Washington University.
Two Big Sky Matches Ahead for NAU Men's TennisFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team will be back on the road this weekend (March 5-6) with two Big Sky matchups on deck. The Lumberjacks will face the University of Idaho on Saturday, March 5 and Eastern Washington on Sunday, March 6. Head Coach Ki Kroll and his crew are coming off an encouraging weekend in Flagstaff taking down both the University of Montana and Loyola Marymount University.
Lucas Taylor of NAU Men's Tennis Snags First Career Big Sky Player of the Week HonorOGDEN, Utah –Northern Arizona University men’s tennis player Lucas Taylor was tabbed the Big Sky Player of the Week the conference office announced today, March 2. Taylor continues to shine for the Lumberjacks in his first season and was a key component of Northern Arizona’s back-to-back victories over Air Force University and Montana this past weekend. Taylor is 6-1 on the season at No. 2 singles and has won five straight singles matches and the last five doubles matches with sophomore Eden Peleg.
Loyola Marymount Slides Past NAU Men's Tennis 5-2FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team dropped what would have been its fifth straight victory over Loyola Marymount University this afternoon with a final score of 5-2 in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex. The Lumberjacks are now 4-7 after today’s loss and Loyola Marymount improves to 3-4 overall. Two freshmen in Tim Handel and Lucas Taylor headlined the action picking up singles wins on courts one and two respectively.