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Lumberjacks Set For Three Matches Beginning in Tempe

The Matchup

Northern Arizona (2-8, 1-1 Big Sky) vs. Western Michigan (8-5, 0-0 Mid-American)

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 4

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Site: Tempe, Ariz. – Whiteman Tennis Center

Northern Arizona vs. Gonzaga (4-3, 1-0 WCC)

Date: Friday, Mar. 7

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Site: Spokane, Wash. –The Stevens Center

Northern Arizona vs. Eastern Washington (2-5, 0-0 Big Sky)

Date: Saturday, Mar. 8

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Site: Cheney, Wash. – Jim Thorpe Fieldhouse

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis team will look to rebound after taking the weekend off from play and begin a three-match week beginning in Phoenix against Western Michigan. The Lumberjacks will then head out on the road for a match against Gonzaga on Mar. 7 and then the Lumberjacks will close out the trip facing Big Sky opponent Eastern Washington.

Series History

This will be the first ever meeting between Northern Arizona and Western Michigan in school history. Gonzaga and Northern Arizona will face each other for the fifth time with the last meeting in 2012. NAU holds a 14-1 all-time record with Eastern Washington with last year's matchup went in favor of Northern Arizona.  

Coach Bruno Quote of the Week

"We got two really tough non-conference matches and we are just looking to get better. Hopefully we will get some momentum heading into Eastern Washington. It is a long season with a lot of matches and there is still a lot of room for improvement, which is what we are striving for."

Spruch Finding Her Groove

Junior transfer Sarah Maria Spruch has been playing great tennis in singles play of late as the German native has won her last two matches in singles play. Spruch was able to pick up a win against Nevada's Beatriz Garcia Planas 6-3, 6-1. Spruch then was able to keep that momentum and get NAU's lone win against Portland State over Ayaka Terakawa 6-4, 6-1.

Lumberjacks Looking to Bounce Back

The Lumberjacks are trying to bounce back after a tough week against Nevada and Big Sky opponent Portland State. Northern Arizona was able to compete and battle against a tough opponent in Nevada and almost pulled off the upset at home against the Wolf Pack but eventually fell to Nevada 4-3. The Lumberjacks then suffered their first Big Sky loss of the season at the hands of Portland State on the road 6-1.

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