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April 10, 2009

Women's Tennis Suffers Second Big Sky Loss

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Northern Arizona women’s tennis dropped its second conference match of the season with a 5-2 defeat versus Montana State on Friday. The Lumberjacks slip to 9-9 overall and 4-2 in the Big Sky Conference.

The women dropped the doubles point 2-1 with Leslie Vial and Kim Van Ginkel earning the lone victory for the Lumberjacks. The pair defeated Montana State’s Andrea De La Torre and Ali Griffin (8-4).

Vial also picked up one of two wins for NAU in singles play. The senior from Boulogne-Billancourt, France, defeated Griffin (6-4, 6-1) at the No. 4 position. Yumi Hasegawa topped De La Torre at No. 6 (6-3, 6-3) for NAU’s final point of the day.

The Lumberjacks will be back on the hardcourt on Saturday against Montana in their final regular season match.

Match 18: Montana State 5, NAU 2
Apr 11, 2009 at Bozeman, Mont.

Singles competition

1. JASPER, Stephanie (MSU) def. SUHAJDA, Edit (NAU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
2. HARRIS, Missy (MSU) def. VAN GINKEL, Kim (NAU) 6-4, 6-2
3. VILLEGAS, Laura (MSU) def. GOLOVICS, Orsi (NAU) 6-2, 7-5
4. VIAL, Leslie (NAU) def. GRIFFIN, Ali (MSU) 6-4, 6-1
5. HILMER, McKenzie (MSU) def. PINCHBECK, Stacey (NAU) 6-2, 6-3
6. HASEGAWA, Yumi (NAU) def. DE LA TORRE, Andrea (MSU) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. JASPER, Stephanie/HARRIS, Missy (MSU) def. SUHAJDA, Edit/GOLOVICS, Orsi
(NAU) 8-4
2. VIAL, Leslie/VAN GINKEL, Kim (NAU) def. DE LA TORRE, Andrea/GRIFFIN, Ali
(MSU) 8-4
3. HILMER, McKenzie/VILLEGAS, Laura (MSU) def. PINCHBECK, Stacey/HASEGAWA, Yumi (NAU) 8-6

Match Notes:
Northern Arizona 9-9, 4-2 BSC