Doubles Sweep Highlights Womens Tennis in ITA Regional Opening
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – All three NAU doubles teams were
victorious to highlight Northern Arizona action on the opening day
of the Wilson/ITA Division-I Women’s Mountain Regional in Las
Vegas. The event, which runs through Sunday, is one of 12 ITA
Division-I regional tournaments being held nationwide over the next
The easiest of the three doubles wins came from junior Orsi Golovics and freshman Malia Wahinepio, who posted an 8-3 win over Allison Chermel and Hannah Drake of Air Force. Juniors Aimee Oki and Edit Suhajda teamed for an 8-4 win while junior Yumi Hasegawa and freshman Nicole Perez claimed an 8-6 victory. All three doubles squads will play in the round of 32 on Thursday.
Golovics was the lone Lumberjack to make it through Wednesday undefeated and into the singles round of 32. After a first-round bye, the junior defeated Heather Davidson of Montana, 6-3, 6-1. Hasegawa defeated New Mexico State’s Ginet Pinero, 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 for an opening-round victory but dropped a 7-5, 7-5 decision to Utah’s Anastasia Putilina. Wahinepio made it to the second round after her opening-round opponent fell ill but took a 6-4, 6-0 loss to UNLV’s Jana Albers.
Thursday’s action in Las Vegas begins with doubles play at 8:00 a.m.
Northern Arizona Results
Golovics/Wahinepio (NAU) d. Chermel/Dake (AFA), 8-3
Oki/Suhajda (NAU) d. Pinero/Sylvain (NMSU), 8-4
Hasegawa/Perez (NAU) d. Farias/Jenkins (WSU), 8-6
Orsi Golovics (NAU) d. Heather Davidson (UM), 6-3, 6-1
Yumi Hasegawa (NAU) d. Ginet Pinero (NMSU), 7-6, 4-6, 6-3
Anastasia Putilina (Utah) d. Yumi Hasegawa (NAU), 7-5, 7-5
Malia Wahinepio (NAU) d. Jodie Williams (NMSU), WD (ill)
Jana Albers (UNLV) d. Malia Wahinepio (NAU), 6-4, 6-0
Maddy Soule (UM) d. Nicole Perez (NAU), 6-3, 6-1
Sophie Dang (ISU) d. Aimee Oki (NAU), 6-1, 7-6
Alexandra Kovacs (UW) d. Aimee Oki (NAU), 6-4, 6-0