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Busy Cougars Win Again

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Published
March 27, 2007
By
Joe Reinsch

GLENDORA, Calif. -- Playing its fifth match in the past 7 days, the NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific extended its winning streak to 18 matches after shutting out NCAA Div. III’s No. 27-ranked Colby (Maine), 9-0, Tuesday afternoon at Citrus College.

It was the Cougars’ eighth shutout of the season, surpassing last year’s final total of 7 when Azusa Pacific was the NAIA’s runner-up.

Ronald Chow’s 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles highlighted the Cougar victory, and Matthijs Bolsius posted a commanding 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 3 singles.

With the win, Azusa Pacific improves to 20-1 overall and extended its home winning streak to 21 matches, a streak that spans over a full year to March 2006. Colby drops to 3-1 on the season. The Cougars return to action for Saturday’s GSAC finale, as they attempt to clinch an unprecedented sixth straight conference title when they host No. 6-ranked Vanguard at 1 p.m. at Citrus College.

Singles

#1 - David Goodman (APU) def. Brody Saunders, 6-4, 6-2

#2 - Mathias Weber (APU) def. Bryan Brown, 6-4, 6-1

#3 - Matthijs Bolsius (APU) def. Zach Schuman, 6-1, 6-1

#4 - Ronald Chow (APU) def. Tim Fuhriman, 6-0, 6-0

#5 - Jan Friedrich (APU) def. Alex Chin, 6-4, 6-0

#6 - John Goodrich (APU) def. Tom Gildersleeve, 6-4, 6-2

Doubles

#1 - David Goodman/Matthijs Bolsius (APU) def. Brody Saunders/Bryan Brown, 8-4

#2 - Ronald Chow/Mathias Weber (APU) def. Tim Fuhriman/Alex Chin, 8-4

#3 - John Goodrich/John Phillips (APU) def. Zach Schuman/Tom Gildersleeve, 8-5