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Women’s Tennis Impressive on First Day of Aggie Invitational

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Northern Arizona totaled three singles wins and three doubles wins on the first day of play at the New Mexico State Aggie Invitational. Joining Northern Arizona in the fall season-opening tournament are players from host New Mexico State, New Mexico, UTEP, Western New Mexico, Lee College and Tarleton State College.

Senior Edit Suhajda won a singles match against an opponent from Lee College in the Crimson bracket while senior Yumi Hasegawa picked up a singles victory in the White bracket. Rounding out victorious singles play for NAU was sophomore Nicole Perez in a 6-0, 6-1 win over Western New Mexico's Vanessa Molina.

In doubles play, Perez and senior Aimee Oki earned an 8-4 win in the Crimson bracket while Hasegawa and Suhajda teamed to pick up two victories in the White Bracket.

Tournament play continues Saturday in Las Cruces with singles action beginning at 9 a.m.

Northern Arizona Results

Singles

Crimson

Kristina Kinarkina (LEE) def. Orsi Golovics (NAU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Edit Suhajda (NAU) def. Alyssa Caffey (LEE), 6-1, 7-5

White

Yumi Hasegawa (NAU) def. Virgine Rodriguez (TSU), 6-2, 6-3

Alexandra Glebova (UTEP) def. Aimee Oki (NAU), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Kristin Eggleston (UNM) def. Malia Wahinepio (NAU), 7-6, 6-2

Black

Nicole Perez (NAU) def. Vanessa Molina (WNMU), 6-0, 6-1

Ros Polly Nguyen (NMSU) def. Alice Walker (NAU), 6-2, 6-1

Doubles

Crimson

Oki/Perez (NAU) def. Kulaif/Pinero (NMSU), 8-4

Shipperd/Villanueva (UNM) def. Golovics/Wahinepio (NAU), 9-7

White

Hasegawa/Suhajda (NAU) def. Caffey/Calavio (LEE/UTEP), 9-7

Hasegawa/Suhajda (NAU) def. Grbac/Oldani (UNM), 8-6

Gallaga/Stephenson (LEE) def. Walker/Molina (NAU/UNM), 8-4

Barnes/Rodriguez (TSU) def. Walker/Molina (NAU/UNM), 8-1

DID YOU KNOW… The volleyball team had the best semester GPA at 3.49 in the spring of 2010, followed closely by women's cross country (3.47), women's golf (3.41), soccer (3.38) and women's basketball (3.36). Overall, 11 of the 15 teams had a 3.0 or higher semester GPA.