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A Royal Beating

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Jan Meyer collected a 6-1, 6-3 win to improve to 9-0 this season.

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Published
February 25, 2013
By
Jared Pine

AZUSA, Calif. -- Azusa Pacific improved its season-opening winning streak to 10 matches with a 9-0 sweep of Hope International at the Munson & Bavougian Tennis Complex on Monday. The Cougars won 11 of the 15 sets without dropping a game, including all three sets of doubles to post their fourth 9-0 victory this season.

After having his 30-match win streak snapped, the Cougars No. 1 singles player, Jochem Hoefnagels, got back to his winning ways with a double-bagel victory over John-Douglas Owens. Hoefnagels was also perfect in doubles, combining with Jan Meyer for an 8-0 win.

Frederik Wilkens, Ben Eger, and Zach McMahon all also won their matches with 6-0, 6-0 scores. With the win Eger kept his perfect-record alive in his junior campaign, while McMahon picked up his second career victory and first of 2013.

"Wilkens has had some big wins for us this year, beating some of the top guys in the state," head coach Mark Bohren said of the junior who improved his record to 9-1 this year. "He has proven that he can compete with anyone with some of his wins in the past."

In doubles, Eger paired with Daniel Sosnowski for the first time as they claimed an 8-0 win. Wilkens and Gary Yam played at No. 2 doubles and improved to 5-4 with another 8-0 victory in doubles.

Meyer was pushed at the No. 3 spot by Leonardo Pires, but held on for a 6-1, 6-3 victory.

Freshman Joseph Remington was the last Cougar to finish, claiming a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Philipp Geber. After cruising through the first set, Remington was down a break early in the second before rallying to win six consecutive games for his second win this season.

Remington converted seven of the nine break points he earned on return games, while winning 77.8 percent of points on his first serve for the straight-sets win.

The Cougars play again against Hawai`i Hilo on March 4 in part of their current 10-match home stand.