Before the completion of regular season play, the Lumberjack’s secured their spot at No. 1 seed for the Big Sky Championship Conference Tournament for the second time in program history.
The win against Weber State, April 6 not only allowed such security but also broke a program record. Their win sent them on an 11-game win streak. It doesn’t end there.
On April 7, the Lumberjacks took the streak to 12 after beating Eastern Washington. The Lumberjacks are 9-0 in the Big Sky Conference and 15-6 overall.
Doubles duo Tim Handel and Ruben Montano contributed to their teams win with a domination over Eastern Washington 6-1. Handel is currently ranked No. 80 in the nation, the highest he has ever been.
The three-day Big Sky Tournament begins April 25 in Phoenix. The Lumberjacks also have the NCAA Championship in the near future, which begins May 10. NAU completed its fall season with Handel and Montano in the ITA Fall National Championships. The doubles partners fell in the first round of the consolation bracket.