NAU opened with the doubles point after taking No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, 8-0. With the point already decided, the competition at No. 1 doubles was left unfinished with NAU leading 5-3.
The Lumberjacks then went on to sweep the singles matches with freshman Mitchell John taking the most games for the Thunderbirds, playing at No. 6 singles. The Hyrum, Utah native captured three games in the first set and two in the second in a 6-3, 6-2 defeat against the Lumberjacks' Alan Barrios.
The loss punctuates the 2014 season for Southern Utah where the Thunderbirds posted a pair of singles victories and a win on the doubles court. The team will look to continue to improve as the 2014 roster was comprised of five underclassmen and only one senior (Alex Dial).
Tennis Match Results
Northern Arizona vs Southern Utah University
Apr 19, 2014 at Cedar City, Utah
Northern Arizona 7, Southern Utah University 0
1. LOCCI, Alexandre (NAU) def. BENSON, Troy (SUU) 6-2, 6-1
2. GOBATIE, Jordan (NAU) def. ROBBINS, Blair (SUU) 6-1, 6-0
3. TOMASETTI, Fabio (NAU) def. DIAL, Alex (SUU) 6-1, 6-2
4. BLACK, Kester (NAU) def. STORY, Ammon (SUU) 6-0, 6-0
5. UNGER, Trevor (NAU) def. OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 6-2, 6-1
6. BARRIOS, Alan (NAU) def. JOHN, Mitchell (SUU) 6-3, 6-2
1. BENSON, Troy/ROBBINS, Blair (SUU) vs. TOMASETTI, Fabio/UNGER, Trevor (NAU) 3-5, unfinished
2. GOBATIE, Jordan/LOCCI, Alexandre (NAU) def. DIAL, Alex/OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 8-0
3. BARRIOS, Alan/BLACK, Kester (NAU) def. STORY, Ammon/JOHN, Mitchell (SUU) 8-0
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (4,2,3,5,1,6)