Win Streak Ends for Womens Tennis at Utah State, 4-3
LOGAN, Utah – Freshman Malia Wahinepio won at No. 4 singles while freshman Nicole Perez and junior Yumi Hasegawa each won their 10th-consecutive singles match, but Utah State claimed the top-three singles matches and the doubles point for a 4-3 victory Monday in Logan. The loss ended NAU's five-match winning streak to drop the Lumberjacks to 10-4 while Utah State improved to 8-7.
After sweeping doubles in five-straight matches, NAU lost two of three doubles battles on Monday. The lone Lumberjack doubles win came at No. 3, where Hasegawa and junior Edit Suhajda rolled to an 8-0 win, but 8-5 wins for Utah State at No. 1 and 2 gave the home team the early lead.
In singles play, Wahinepio won her 11th match of the season with a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 4. Perez cruised past Utah State's Taylor Perry, 6-1, 6-1 for her 10th straight win at No. 5 while Hasegawa equaled that feat and tied Wahinepio for the team-lead in wins with a 6-3, 6-1 victory at No. 6. The Aggies picked up a straight-set win at No. 3 and rallied for three-set victories at No. 1 and 2 to clinch the match and hand NAU its first loss since February 26.
Northern Arizona returns to the road next weekend, playing four matches in was many days in the Pacific Northwest starting on Friday at Washington State at noon.