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Doballah Finishes Gaucho Classic on High Note for Women's Tennis

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis didn't end the Gaucho Classic as strongly as they started it, but the Lumberjacks still managed a very successful weekend at the UC Santa Barbara tournament. The Lumberjacks gathered one singles win and one doubles win on Sunday to bring their total to six singles and five doubles victories this weekend.

Junior Ghizelene Doballah defeated Marjani Simmons of Cal State Northridge, 6-2, 6-0 on Sunday for NAU's one singles victory. Paired with freshman Hannah Stone, Doballah also collected the Lumberjacks' doubles win over Tori Arneson and Veronika Wojakowska of Colorado State, 8-4.

In other action, junior Malia Wahinepio and freshman Johanna Vang fell in the finals of the doubles Draw B to Sasa Nemcova and Christa Gecheva of Wyoming, 8-4.

Stone, Vang and Doballah all earned two singles victories each this weekend, while the Stone/Doballah doubles team went an undefeated 3-0 as well.

The Lumberjacks have a quick turnaround this week, as they compete at the ITA Mountain Regional Championships in Las Vegas, Nev. beginning Thursday.

Northern Arizona Results:

Singles:

Nigora Sirojiddinova (CSUN) def. Malia Wahinepio (NAU), 6-3, 6-4

Jordan Dockendorf (UCSB) def. Hannah Stone (NAU), 6-3, 6-2

Ghizelene Doballah (NAU) def. Marjani Simmons (CSUN), 6-2, 6-0

Katerina Mozolyuk (UCSB) def. Johanna Vang (NAU), 6-3, 6-3

Doubles:

Nemcova/Gecheva (UW) def. Wahinepio/Vang (NAU), 8-4 (Draw B Finals)

Stone/Doballah (NAU) def. Arneson/V. Wojakowska (CSU), 8-4

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