NAU women's tennis team met the Idaho Vandals April 20 to extend a seven-match win streak.
The squads entered with identical records of 7-1 in Western Athletic Conference play.
The Lumberjacks came into the doubles matches with an energy that the Vandals simply could not match. All three squads jumped out to early leads.
The pair of sophomore Ellie Millard and senior Hanneke Lodewijks were the first to finish in a 6-1 victory. Freshman Adrianna Sosnowska and junior Chiara Tomasetti followed and held off a fierce Idaho comeback to win the match 6-4, securing the doubles point for NAU.
In the singles matches, all six of NAU's players jumped out to early leads. Both Sosnowska and sophomore Madi Moore quickly took 1-0 leads.
The Vandals picked up two sets against Tomasetti and Millard as they attempted to mount a comeback. NAU's Lodewijks finished a back and forth set against Idaho's senior Maria Tarvares and won 6-4.
NAU freshman Emilie Haakansson emphasized her team's dominance with a 6-1 set victory, though the tables turned in the second set.
Moore and Sosnowska took their second sets once again in dominant fashion, both claiming 6-1 victories. The Lumberjacks had a 3-0 lead against the Vandals and only needed one more match to assure a win.
Haarkansson dropped her second set 6-2, while Lodewijks competed in the closest set of the day. She claimed a mild shoulder injury midway through the set and lost to Tarvares.
Ellie Millard rebounded from her loss in the first set and commanded the second. However, it did not look promising when she fell behind 4-1 in the second set. Millard claimed the victory 6-2.
Now all focus shifted to court 1, where Tomasetti tried to keep her undefeated season alive. Tomasetti fell behind 3-5 after two games that were decided by a series of long rallies. Despite a furious comeback, Tomasetti lost her first match of the season.
Despite Tomasetti's loss, Millard's final match secured a win for the Lumberjacks.
NAU will play Eastern Washington April 21 in a matchup that will decide who finishes on top of the conference.