Women’s Tennis Falls Short at Colorado State, 5-2

Women’s Tennis Falls Short at Colorado State, 5-2

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Northern Arizona won the doubles point, but Colorado State rallied to win five of six singles matches to claim a 5-2 victory Saturday night in Fort Collins. The Lumberjacks dropped to 1-2 with the loss while Colorado State improved to 3-1.

The No. 35 Northern Arizona doubles team of junior Orsi Golovics and freshman Malia Wahinepio were upset, 8-3, at No. 1 singles but their teammates came through to give NAU the first point of the match. Juniors Edit Suhajda and Yumi Hasegawa claimed an 8-5 win at No. 3 while junior Aimee Oki and freshman Nicole Perez outlasted Colorado State’s Lauren Mulhern and Veronika Wojakowska, 9-7, at No. 2 to clinch the doubles point for the visitors.

The Rams would bounce back in singles play, claiming straight-set victories at No.1, 2, 3 and 6 to clinch the match. Wahinepio won her second-consecutive match with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Wojakowska at No. 4, while Perez claimed the first set of her match at No. 5 but Mulhern rallied for a 0-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5) win to close the match.

The Lumberjacks will open Big Sky-play on Sunday at Northern Colorado, playing the second match of a double-header with the men’s tennis teams with first serve slated for 1:00 p.m.

DID YOU KNOW…The student-athletes recorded a 3.0 GPA overall for the fall semester, the fifth time in the last six semesters the department has had a 3.0 or better GPA for the semester.