LAS VEGAS, Nev. – After a tough opening day against elite competition in Las Vegas, the Lumberjacks bounced back on Saturday with four singles wins and a doubles consolation victory. Weekend play at the UNLV Fall Invitational will conclude on Sunday.
In consolation singles play, seniors Orsi Golovics and Yumi Hasegawa, who were playing in the top flight of singles play, both earned straight set victories on Saturday. Senior Aimee Oki added a 6-2, 6-2 win over Gabby Phillips of Illinois State while sophomore Alice Walker picked up a 7-6, 7-6 win.
The only NAU doubles team to advance to Saturday in the main draw was the pair of Hasegawa and Suhajda, but they were downed by Amanda Craddock and Caroline Larsson of Texas, 8-2, in the Flight 2 semifinals. In a consolation match on Saturday, Oki and sophomore Nicole Perez earned an 8-3 win over Carolina Abello and Hannah Esker of Illinois State.
Championship matches and more consolation play will take place to conclude the tournament on Sunday.
Northern Arizona Results
Aimee Oki (NAU) def. Gabby Phillips (ISU), 6-2, 6-2
Annie McCarthy (ILL) def. Nicole Perez (NAU), 6-7, 6-3, 6-2
Alice Walker (NAU) def. Ashton Nisbett (ISU), 6-2, 6-0
Orsi Golovics (NAU) def. Amy Allin (ILL), 7-6, 7-6
Arianne Maack (ISU) def. Malia Wahinepio (NAU), 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
Yumi Hasegawa (NAU) def. Carolina Abello (ISU), 6-4, 6-0
Flight 2 Main Draw
Craddock/Larsson (TEX) def. Hasegawa/Suhajda (NAU), 8-2
Albers/Maskaljun (UNLV) def. Golovics/Wahinepio (NAU), 8-4
Oki/Perez (NAU) def. Abello/Esker (ISU), 8-3