GLENDORA, Calif. -- The NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific extended its winning streak to 14 matches after an 8-1 victory over No. 18-ranked Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Wednesday afternoon at Citrus College.
Freshman Matthijs Bolsius’ straight-set shutout at No. 4 singles highlighted the Cougar victory, and Bolsius was also on the winning end of the largest doubles victory for Azusa Pacific, teaming with David Goodman for an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles.
At No. 1 doubles, Patrick Kur and Mathias Weber posted an 8-3 win, then each won in straight sets in singles play, as well. Kur was a 6-2, 6-0 winner at No. 2 singles, and Weber notched a 6-3, 6-3 victory at No. 3 singles. Ronald Chow was the fourth Cougar to record wins in singles and doubles, scoring a 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 5 singles after teaming with Robby Dabbs for an 8-4 win at No. 3 doubles that helped complete the Azusa Pacific doubles sweep.
With the win, Azusa Pacific improves to 16-1 on the season, while Lewis-Clark State drops to 7-5 overall. The Cougars host a pair of matches Saturday, March 24, first taking on Biola at 9 a.m. in GSAC action, followed by a non-conference matchup with Hawaii Pacific at 2 p.m. at Citrus College.
#1 - Borja Molas (LCSC) def. David Goodman (APU), 7-6, 4-6, 6-3
#2 - Patrick Kur (APU) def. Ara Sarkissian (LCSC), 6-2, 6-0
#3 - Mathias Weber (APU) def. Cedric Dufour (LCSC), 6-3, 6-3
#4 - Matthijs Bolsius (APU) def. Ari Zaslow (LCSC), 6-0, 6-0
#5 - Ronald Chow (APU) def. Kevin Lee (LCSC), 6-2, 6-3
#6 - Art Fatkhiev (APU) def. Andy Hunt (LCSC), 6-2, 6-2
#1 - Patrick Kur/Mathias Weber (APU) def. Ara Sarkissian/Dustin Forsyth (LCSC), 8-3
#2 - Matthijs Bolsius/David Goodman (APU) def. Borja Molas/Ari Zaslow (LCSC), 8-2
#3 - Robby Dabbs/Ronald Chow (APU) def. Andy Hunt/Cedric Dufour (LCSC), 8-4