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Published
February 3, 2007
By
Joe Reinsch

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- After dropping all 3 doubles matches to UC San Diego, the fate of Azusa Pacific’s match result rested with sophomore Patrick Kur, who had worked to match point in his No. 2 singles contest with Bijan Moallemi. However, Moallemi came back to win the second set, 7-6, then sealed the match with a 6-2 result in the third set. The loss handed the NAIA defending runner-up Cougars their first loss of the 2007 campaign.

Senior David Goodman, freshman Matthijs Bolsius and junior Art Fatkhiev each pulled off 3-set wins in singles play, and freshman Mathias Weber won in straight sets to give Azusa Pacific 4 of the 5 points in singles play as Kur’s match weighed in the balance.

Azusa Pacific returns to action for the first of 3 straight home matches against NCAA Div. III competition, beginning with a 2:30 p.m. matchup with Chapman Thurs., Feb. 8, at the Cougars’ home courts located at Citrus College in Glendora.

Singles:

#1 – David Goodman (APU) def. Eric Rubens (UCSD), 6-3, 3-6, 6-0

#2 – Bijan Moallemi (UCSD) def. Patrick Kur (APU), 6-7, 7-6, 6-2

#3 – Mathias Webber (APU) def. Seth Spector (UCSD), 6-2, 6-1

#4 – Matthijs Bolsius (APU) def. Kazumi Negishi (UCSD), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

#5 – Brandon Low (UCSD) def. Ronald Chow (APU), 6-3, 6-4

#6 – Art Fatkhiev (APU) def. Steven Oechel (UCSD), 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Doubles:

#1 – Rubens/Meister (UCSD) def. Goodman/Chow (APU), 8-3

#2 – Spector/Oechel (UCSD) def. Kur/Weber (APU), 8-5

#3 – Moallemi/Negishi (UCSD) def. Bolsius/Dabbs (APU), 8-6