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Cougar Men Drop No. 20 Concordia

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Published
March 3, 2007
By
Joe Reinsch

IRVINE, Calif. -- Azusa Pacific extended its conference winning streak to 49 straight matches after the NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Cougars posted a 7-2 road victory over No. 20-ranked Concordia Saturday afternoon.

Junior Art Fatkhiev and sophomore Patrick Kur led the way, with Kur picking up a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles and an 8-5 win with freshman Mathias Weber at No. 1 doubles, while Fatkhiev earned a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles after teaming up with freshman Robby Dabbs for an 8-3 win at No. 3 doubles.

Senior David Goodman and freshman Matthijs Bolsius completed Azusa Pacific’s doubles sweep, earning an 8-5 win at No. 2 doubles, and Bolsius was also victorious at No. 4 singles with a 6-3, 6-0 win.

With the win, Azusa Pacific improves to 10-1 on the season and 5-0 in GSAC play, while Concordia drops to 6-6 overall, 2-2 in GSAC. The Cougars are on a 2-week break from conference play, but during the time off from the GSAC schedule, Azusa Pacific meets up with 4 non-conference opponents, beginning on the road with Cal Poly Pomona on Monday, March 5.

Singles

#1 – Tim Kpulun (CUI) def. David Goodman (APU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

#2 – Patrick Kur (APU) def. Daniel Ndlela (CUI), 6-0, 6-1

#3 – Augusto Elias (CUI) def. Mathias Weber (APU), 6-3, 6-4

#4 – Matthijs Bolsius (APU) def. Cesar Villares (CUI), 6-3, 6-0

#5 – Art Fatkhiev (APU) def. Bryan Newell (CUI), 6-1, 6-1

#6 – Robby Dabbs (APU) def. Jared Haley (CUI), 6-2, 7-5

Doubles

#1 – Kur/Weber (APU) def. Ndlela/Nguyen (CUI), 8-5

#2 – Goodman/Bolsius (APU) def. Villares/Elias (CUI), 8-5

#3 – Fatkhiev/Dabbs (APU) def. Kpulun/Newell (CUI), 8-3