The Northern Arizona men's tennis team will be finishing its seven-game homestand with a doubleheader today and another Sunday, with just one Big Sky Conference opponent in the mix.
Northern Arizona takes on Idaho today at 10 a.m. to get the weekend started and follows with Mesa Community College at 3 p.m. The Sunday matches will both be against Western New Mexico. The final match on Sunday will be when the Lumberjacks celebrate their Senior Day in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex. First serve on Sunday is 10 a.m., and the later match is set for a 3 p.m. start.
The seniors to be recognized are Justin Bac, Tom Fisher, Tim Handel, Ruben Montano and Lucas Taylor.
"We have a big match on Saturday against the conference defending champion, the University of Idaho," Lumberjacks head coach Maciej Bogusz said. "I know our five seniors are looking forward to having strong showings for their last matches at home; it will be a fun weekend."
The Lumberjacks, who have clinched the regular-season Big Sky championship, enter the weekend with a program record 12-match winning streak on the line while holding a record of 15-6 overall and being 9-0 in the Big Sky.
In singles, the Lumberjacks top player is Handel, who is currently ranked 82nd in the nation and has a record of 18-1 so far this season. The 18 wins are a team high and lead the Big Sky. Following Handle in wins is Montano and Facundo Tumosa, who both have 13 wins. Montano plays at either the No. 5 or 6, while Tumosa plays mainly at the No. 4 position.
In doubles, Northern Arizona duos have 69.2 winning percentage on the season. The No. 1 tandem of Handel and Montano are 12-5.
Idaho comes to Flagstaff with a 5-11 record and 2-4 mark in conference. The Vandals' top singles player is Carlos Longhi Neto, who holds a record at 5-9.
In doubles, Idaho has had two different pairs at the No. 1 position, Neto and Esteban Santibanez and Neto and Lucas Coutinho.
Mesa Community college is entering the weekend match with a record of 8-3, as the Thunderbirds are currently riding a three-match winning streak.
The final matches will be against Western New Mexico, which has a losing record.