GLENDORA, Calif. -- The NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific took on a pair of opponents Saturday afternoon, and the Cougars met the challenge by extending a pair of winning streaks with a 9-0 morning win over Biola followed by a 7-2 afternoon victory over Hawaii Pacific Saturday at Citrus College.
In the victory over Biola, which extended the Cougars’ GSAC winning streak to 51 matches, freshman Eric Isaacson posted a perfect 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 6 singles after collecting an 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles with John Goodrich. All 6 Cougars posted straight-set victories in singles play, and the doubles tandems combined for a 24-3 margin in doubles play.
In the afternoon’s match against Hawaii Pacific, Chow teamed with Art Fatkhiev for an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles, then both picked up straight-sets singles victories. Chow was Azusa Pacific’s only player to participate in both of the day’s matches, and he finished a perfect 4-0 with 2 wins apiece in singles and doubles.
David Goodman and Matthijs Bolsius combined for an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles, then each earned points for singles wins, as well. The only points lost all day by Azusa Pacific came on third-set super-tiebreakers at No. 2 and 3 singles.
With the wins, Azusa Pacific improves to 18-1 overall and 7-0 in GSAC play with just 1 conference match remaining. Biola drops to 1-11 overall, 0-4 in GSAC, while Hawaii Pacific drops to 8-2 on the season. The Cougars host a pair of early-week non-conference matches, with Middlebury (Vt.) visiting on Monday, March 26, followed by a Tuesday, March 27 visit from Colby (Maine). Both matches are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at Citrus College in Glendora.
Results vs. Biola
#1 - Ronald Chow (APU) def. Tyler Jung (BU), 6-1, 6-0
#2 - Jan Friedrich (APU) def. Justin Mart (BU), 6-0, 6-2
#3 - John Goodrich (APU) def. Joel Huibregtse (BU), 6-0, 6-3
#4 - Danny Colten (APU) def. Greg Cox (BU), 6-2, 6-2
#5 - John Phillips (APU) def. Joseph Chong (BU), 6-1, 6-2
#6 - Eric Isaacson (APU) def. Cameron Clendenin (BU), 6-0, 6-0
#1 - Ronald Chow/Jan Friedrich (APU) def. Tyler Jung/Greg Cox (BU), 8-1
#2 - Danny Colten/John Phillips (APU) def. Joel Huibregtse/Justin Mart (BU), 8-2
#3 - John Goodrich/Eric Isaacson (APU) def. Tyler Groenink/David Paltza (BU), 8-0
Results vs. Hawaii Pacific
#1 - David Goodman (APU) def. Mark Mestan (HPU), 1-2 (ret.)
#2 - Henrik Bode (HPU) def. Patrick Kur (APU), 3-6, 7-5 (10-8)
#3 - Anton Samuilau (HPU) def. Mathias Weber (APU), 6-3, 5-7 (10-4)
#4 - Matthijs Bolsius (APU) def. Peter Raben (HPU), 6-2, 6-4
#5 - Ronald Chow (APU) def. Daniel Llarenas (HPU), 6-1, 6-0
#6 - Art Fatkhiev (APU) def. Jan Hroch (HPU), 6-2, 6-4
#1 - Patrick Kur/Mathias Weber (APU) def. Henrik Bode/Anton Samuilau (HPU), 8-3
#2 - David Goodman/Matthijs Bolsius (APU) def. Mark Mestan/Peter Raben (HPU), 8-6
#3 - Art Fatkhiev/Ronald Chow (APU) def. Jan Hroch/Frank Godinet (HPU), 8-6