Northern Arizona women's tennis has competed in five matches so far and will bring action to Flagstaff for the first time this season Saturday against New Mexico.
The Lumberjacks will host the Lobos in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex at 1 p.m. for their home opener. Northern Arizona is 3-2 overall courtesy of a three-match winning streak, with victories against New Mexico State, Abilene Christian and UTEP.
Following the match, there will be a free youth clinic in the Rolle Activity Center to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day. All fans who attend the match, including those not participating in NGWSD, will also be provided with a voucher for a discounted women's basketball ticket for the 5 p.m. game against North Dakota.
Doubles pair Hanneke Lodewijks and Chiara Tomasetti moved up eight spots in the national rankings and currently sit at No. 45. Freshman Madi Moore was named Big Sky Athlete of the Week Feb. 7 after going undefeated in singles and doubles across three matches.
New Mexico is currently 1-1 and coming off of a 6-1 win over Western Michigan. The nine-woman roster is led by head coach Stephanie Wooten-Quijada, who is in her second season with the Lobos. New Mexico's squad is comprised of seven freshmen. Last season, the Lobos finished 8-14 overall, including a 4-3 loss to the Lumberjacks.
After three matches on the road to start the season, the men's tennis team will compete against Arizona and Nebraska in Tucson on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Northern Arizona is 1-2 overall with a victory over New Mexico in its season opener.
The Lumberjacks will continue on their 12-match road stretch before hosting their home opener.
Both matches will take place at Arizona's LaNelle Robson Tennis Center. The first match will be against the Wildcats at 9 a.m. and the following against the Cornhuskers at 10 a.m.
Currently 6-4 overall and coming off of two losses at Drake and Iowa, the Wildcats beat the Lumberjacks last season 5-2.
The Huskers are coming off of six straight wins to start their season 6-0. Nebraska will travel for the first time of the season to Tucson. The Lumberjacks and Huskers have met before, the last time in 1998 when the Jacks fell 7-0. The nine-man roster is led by head coach Kerry McDermott, who is the second-longest tenured coach in the Big Ten with 36 years under his belt.