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Women’s Tennis Concludes Play in Las Vegas with Four Singles Wins

Women’s Tennis Concludes Play in Las Vegas with Four Singles Wins

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Northern Arizona won four consolation singles matches on Sunday, all against opponents from Illinois State, to conclude play at the UNLV Fall Invitational.

Senior Yumi Hasegawa had the easiest win on Sunday, defeating Illinois State's Hannah Esker, 6-4, 6-0, Senior Orsi Golovics claimed a 7-5, 7-5 win over Carolina Abello while sophomores Nicole Perez and Malia Wahinepio were also victorious on Sunday.

NAU also played three doubles matches but could not add any victories. Perez and senior Aimee Oki came close to a win with a 9-8 loss to a duo from Texas.

The Lumberjacks will continue Fall play back in Las Vegas for the ITA Regionals beginning on October 13.

Northern Arizona Results

Singles Consolation

Annie McCarthy (ILL) def. Aimee Oki (NAU) 6-3, 6-4

Amy Allin (ILL) def. Edit Suhajda (NAU) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5

Ella Bourchier (UNLV) def. Alice Walker (NAU) 6-0, 6-2

Orsi Golovics (NAU) def. Carolina Abello (ISU) 7-5, 7-5

Yumi Hasegawa (NAU) def. Hannah Esker (ISU) 6-4, 6-0

Nicole Perez (NAU) def. Gabby Phillips (ISU) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8)

Malia Wahinepio (NAU) def. Heather Nisbett (ISU) 8-1

Doubles Consolation

White/Kedzierski (ILL) def. Wahinepio/Golovics (NAU) 8-4

Weigand/Zein (TX) def. Perez/Oki (NAU) 9-8

Maack/Esker (ISU) def. Suhajda/Hasegawa (NAU) 8-4

DID YOU KNOW...Northern Arizona finished third in the Sterling Savings Bank Presidents Cup recognizing academic and athletics performances in 2008-09. The award is based on team grade point averages, graduation rates and the number of all-conference performers with a grade point average above a 3.0, as well as Men's and Women's All Sports points.