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Women’s Tennis Opens Play at New Mexico Fall Invitational

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Northern Arizona recorded three singles wins on the opening day of the New Mexico Fall Invitational. Joining the Lumberjacks in a deep field of talent are players from host New Mexico, Arizona, Boise State, Oregon, Texas Tech, UTEP, Wyoming and Division II Western New Mexico.

In the singles main draw, NAU sophomore Malia Wahinepio recorded a 6-3, 6-3 win over Dariya Abdrakhmanova of UTEP. The Lumberjacks also got singles wins from seniors Aimee Oki and Yumi Hasegawa, but the scores of their matches were not reported. In the only reported doubles score for Northern Arizona, seniors Orsi Golovics and Yumi Hasegawa dropped a 9-7 decision to Wyoming's Alexandra Kovacs and Veronica Popovici.

Tournament play continues on Saturday with doubles beginning at 9 a.m.

Northern Arizona Results

Singles

Malia Wahinepio (NAU) def. Dariya Abdrakhmanova (UTEP), 6-3, 6-3

Carly Van Hollen (WYO) def. Malia Wahinepio (NAU), 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 

Aimee Oki (NAU) def. Stephanie Shelton (WNM), 6-2, 6-0

Aimee Oki (NAU) def. Deborah Castany (UA), 7-5, 4-6, 6-2

Caroline Starck (TT) def. Edit Suhajda (NAU), 6-2, 6-4

Sarah Landsman (UA) def. Orsi Golovics (NAU), 6-1, 6-3

Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Orsi Golovics (NAU), 6-4, 6-0 

Sasa Nemcova (WYO) def. Alice Walker (NAU), 6-2, 6-2

Yumi Hasegawa (NAU) def. Trudie du Toit (ORE), WO

Kim van Ginkel (WYO) def. Yumi Hasegawa (NAU), 6-1, 7-5

Doubles

Kovacs/Popovici (WYO) def. Golovics/Suhajda (NAU), 9-7

Klamczynska/Pietzuch (BSU) def. Oki/Hasegawa (NAU), 8-5

Oldani/Grbac (UNM) def. Wahinepio/Walker (NAU), 8-5

DID YOU KNOW…The Northern Arizona University athletics department ranked 78th to place among the Top 100 in the final Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings. NAU ranked among the top 100 schools for the seventh time in the last eight seasons and 12th overall in the last 14 years.