GLENDORA, Calif. -- The NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific lost for just the second time this season, suffering a 7-2 defeat to NCAA Division II’s No. 9-ranked Rollins (Fla.), Monday afternoon at Citrus College.
Sophomore Matthijs Bolsius notched the Cougars’ lone singles point with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Brian Compton at the No. 1 position, and Azusa Pacific’s No. 2 doubles tandem of senior Art Fatkhiev and sophomore Mathias Weber accounted for the other point with an 8-2 doubles win.
Bolsius improved to 8-2 in singles play this year, and he was the only singles winner in the Cougars’ only other defeat, a 7-2 home loss to NCAA Division I Brigham Young (Utah).
With the loss, Azusa Pacific drops to 11-2 overall, while Rollins improves to 6-2 on the season. The Cougars return to GSAC play on Saturday, March 15, when they host No. 13-ranked Point Loma Nazarene at the Citrus College tennis courts.
Rollins (Fla.) 7, Azusa Pacific 2
1. Matthijs Bolsius (APU) def. Brian Compton (RC), 6-3, 6-1
2. Jonathan Gomez (RC) def. Mathias Weber (APU), 6-4, 6-4
3. Adrian Tan (RC) def. Robby Dabbs (APU), 6-2, 6-4
4. Gustavo Carvalho (RC) def. Ronald Chow (APU), 6-4, 6-3
5. Pablo Seijo (RC) def. Daniel Moore (APU), 7-6, 7-6
6. Austin Duvall (RC) def. Jan Friedrich (APU), 4-6, 6-3 (11-9)
1. Compton/Gomez (RC) def. Bolsius/Dabbs (APU), 8-2
2. Fatkhiev/Weber (APU) def. Seijo/Tan (RC), 8-2
3. Carvalho/Duvall (RC) def. Chow/Moore (APU), 9-8