Women’s Tennis Continues Strong Play at Southwest Invitational

Women’s Tennis Continues Strong Play at Southwest Invitational

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Northern Arizona won five more singles matches and added three doubles wins to continue its impressive play at the Southwest Collegiate Invitational in Albuquerque. The University of New Mexico-hosted weekend tournament will conclude on Sunday.

After recording two victories in her first singles action of the season on Friday, junior Edit Suhajda remained perfect for the weekend with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Oregon’s Sabine Fuchs. Freshman Nicole Perez also claimed a victory over a player from Oregon, while junior Aimee Oki and freshman Malia Wahinepio recorded straight-set wins over opponents from UTEP. Freshman Ana Mendes rounded out the victorious Lumberjacks on Saturday with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Western New Mexico’s Emily Lampman.

Head coach Kim Bruno shuffled her doubles teams on Saturday but continued to get great results. Perez played with junior Yumi Hasegawa and tallied an 8-4 win over a pair from the host New Mexico Lobos. Oki and Wahinepio teamed for an 8-3 win against Alexandra Glebova and Ximena Fuentes of UTEP while Suhajda and junior Orsi Golovics were also victorious over a pair from UTEP.

Play concludes on Sunday with more doubles and singles play in Albuquerque.

Northern Arizona Results


Edit Suhajda (NAU) d. Sabine Fuchs (ORE), 6-4, 6-4
Aimee Oki (NAU) d. Alexandra Glebova (UTEP), 7-5, 6-1
Malia Wahinepio (NAU) d. Ximena Fuentes (UTEP), 6-1, 6-0
Nicole Perez (NAU) d. Mahdi Besovic (ORE), 6-2, 7-5
Ana Mendes (NAU) d. Emily Lampman (WNMU), 6-2, 6-3
Pavlina Smatova (ORE) d. Orsi Golovics (NAU), 6-2, 6-3
Julia Metzger (ORE) d. Yumi Hasegawa (NAU), 6-1, 4-6, 6-1


Oki/Wahinepio (NAU) d. Fuentes/Glebova (UTEP), 8-3
Hasegawa/Perez (NAU) d. Bourdages/Richardson (UNM), 8-4
Golovics/Suhajda (NAU) d. Deluca/Trierweiler (UTEP), 9-7
Cavan/McDevitt (ORE) d. Mendes/Aragon (NAU/WNMU), 8-0