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October 15, 2009

Women’s Tennis Plays Through Busy Second Day at ITA Regionals

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – After all three NAU doubles teams fell in the round of 32 to begin play on Thursday, two doubles pairs rebounded with consolation victories on the second day of the Wilson/ITA Division-I Women’s Mountain Regional in Las Vegas.

Juniors Aimee Oki and Edit Suhajda dropped an 8-4 decision to open play on Thursday but bounced back with an 8-1 consolation doubles victory over Sophie Dang and Rilee Moorhead of Idaho State. Also advancing in the doubles consolation bracket was the NAU pair of junior Orsi Golovics and freshman Malia Wahinepio in an 8-6 win over Weber State’s Greyce Farias and Keya Jenkins.

Golovics was the only Lumberjack to play Thursday in the singles main draw, but she dropped a 6-3, 6-1 decision to BYU’s Kristina Doerr. In singles consolation play, junior Yumi Hasegawa defeated Andrea Dela Torre of Montana State, 6-1, 6-3, but later fell to Denver’s Christin Thompson, 6-1, 6-3. Freshman Nicole Perez advanced after her first opponent of the day withdrew but was later eliminated from consolation play.

Golovics will be the only Lumberjack to continue playing in singles on Friday, competing in the consolation bracket at 10:30 a.m. The remaining pair of doubles teams will play on Friday at 3 p.m.


Northern Arizona Results

Doubles

Main Draw
Jones/Price (BYU) d. Golovics/Wahinepio (NAU), 8-5
Frej/Pietzuch (BSU) d. Oki/Suhajda (NAU), 8-4
Megale/Thongdach (BSU) d. Hasegawa/Perez (NAU), 8-3

Consolation
Oki/Suhajda (NAU) d. Dang/Moorhead (ISU), 8-1
Chermel/Dake (AFA) d. Hasegawa/Perez (NAU), 8-3
Golovics/Wahinepio (NAU) d. Farias/Jenkins (WSU), 8-6

Singles

Main Draw
Kristina Doerr (BYU) d. Orsi Golovics (NAU), 6-3, 6-1

Consolation
Yumi Hasegawa (NAU) d. Andrea Dela Torre (MSU), 6-1, 6-3
Christin Thompson (DU) d. Yumi Hasegawa (NAU), 6-1, 6-3
Nicole Perez (NAU) d. Bianca Jochimsen (BSU), WD (ill)
Kristina Voytsekhovich (USU) def. Nicole Perez (NAU), 6-4, 6-2
Kim Van Ginkel (UW) d. Malia Wahinepio (NAU), 6-3, 6-2